Co-Op funds used to refurbish Florence Nightingale Hospice facilities

The family sitting room at the Hospice.
The family sitting room at the Hospice.
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Aylesbury’s Hospice will be able to improve its facilities for family members visiting patients, thanks to the generosity of Co-op members.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) raises funds to enable Florence Nightingale Hospice at Stoke Mandeville to provide care and support for local people living with life-limiting illnesses, and for those at the end of life.

The Hospice also supports family members of the people it cares for in the In-Patient Unit, by ensuring they are able to spend as much time as possible with their loved ones.

The money raised through the Co-op’s membership scheme – which sees members receive five per cent back on the cost of Co-op branded goods and services they buy with a further one per cent going to local causes such as the Hospice – will be used to refurbish the family sitting room at the Hospice.

Kirsty Shanahan, PR and Marketing Manager at FNHC, said, “The family room at the Hospice gives family members somewhere comfortable and homely to relax and watch TV or be together while they are at the Hospice. Providing comfort and reassurance to family and friends as well as patients is an extremely important part of what we do.

“The family room looks tired and dated and so we want to buy a new sofa and armchairs and give it a paint job to refresh it and make it more welcoming. We are so grateful to the Co-op and its members for supporting this project and we will be able to get it done now thanks to the money raised through the scheme.”