A garage in Reading has donated a lease car to Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice to assist them in delivering valuable care in the community.
WLMG, on Rose Kiln Lane, has donated the car for four months and it will be used by Sue Ryder Nurses from the hospice’s community team, who provide expert and compassionate palliative care to patients with life-limiting conditions at home in the community.
It is estimated that the new car will help the team make an average of 60 visits to patients every month.
The vehicle will also be used by the hospice’s fundraising team as they work hard to grow support to ensure local people have access to hospice services when they need them. Last year Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice provided 130,000 hours of support to patients and their families across Berkshire. Its palliative care is free for patients and their families, but it costs us £4.7m per year to provide it, which equates to £13,000 per day.
.Georgie Sullivan, Deputy Hospice Director at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice said: “We’re so grateful to WLMG for the car they have provided, which allows us to carry out our vital work in the local community, as well as save crucial funds which can be used to support our services.
“Our Sue Ryder nurses and healthcare teams have always been there for patients and families at the most difficult time of their lives. With the help from our generous supporters like WLMG, our teams can continue to go above and beyond, filling last days with love and helping to give families a better goodbye.”
Gareth Monks, Group Marketing Manager, at WLMG, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and to donate this car to assist them in their incredible day-to-day work. It is a charity which is close to our hearts and we’re proud to support them.”
For more information about the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice, visit: sueryder.org/duchessofkent/
About Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice:
Through Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice in Reading and our satellite day services in Newbury and Wokingham, we provide expert palliative care and support for people across Berkshire who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.
About Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.
For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
In order to continue to provide and develop our services and expert care we rely predominantly on income from our charity shops, fundraising activities, and donations from members of the public.
For more information please visit www.sueryder.org/