05 / 07 / 23
Pilgrims Hospice Donations
Pentland Homes has further extended its ongoing support of Pilgrims Hospices, east Kent’s largest hospice charity, with a donation of show home furniture as well as a cash donation following extensive fundraising by its team.
The developer has donated multiple lorry loads of show home furniture to the hospice, with most items sold to generate financial support that will fund volunteer support, investment in medical and IT equipment and cover day to day costs to support patients and families; some furniture was kept for the use of the residents at the hospice’s three premises. This gesture was also accompanied with a generous cash donation of £4,050.
Paul Rosbrook, Finance Director at Pentland Homes said: “As a local developer we understand the importance of giving back to the communities in which we operate and we’re always looking for initiatives to help support charitable interests in a way that provides long term meaningful benefits. We’re incredibly proud to continue our support of Pilgrim’s. There truly couldn’t be a more deserving destination for our show home furniture, and it’s been a real pleasure to see the Pentland team raising financial donations for such a worthy cause.”
Pilgrim’s Hospice was founded in 1982 and offers care and support for people with incurable illness. Its mission is to make a positive difference to individuals who are facing the last year of life, through open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families. With a workforce of more than 200 clinical and non-clinical staff, and the invaluable contributions made by over 1,400 volunteers, Pilgrims’ three hospices in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet, including their therapy centres and work in the community, continues to grow to support even more patients, who need their special care. Today, Pilgrims Hospices supports thousands of patients and their families.
Tim Stewart, Retail Manager for Pilgrims Hospices stated “We were delighted to have been approached by Pentland Homes who were clearing out their warehouse stocks that had been previously used in their show homes. The quality and variety of the goods on offer was amazing, and ranged from furniture to small ornaments all of which we were delighted to accept. Each year Pilgrims Hospices need to raise over £15m so that we can continue to provide our services to our patients and their families which is why the support from local businesses such as Pentland Homes is vital.”