G&H Maintenance supports Sue Ryder in its ‘We Can’t Stop’ winter appeal in the wake of Covid-19
G&H Maintenance is supporting national healthcare charity Sue Ryder as it embarks on an urgent fundraising appeal in the wake of Covid-19.
Part of the mechanical and electrical G&H Group, the Maintenance division is providing free support at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope near Keighley and Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley.
Maintenance work being carried out includes a full review of all mechanical and electrical equipment and servicing of all boilers, air conditioning systems and water heaters at both hospices.
G&H Maintenance’s work is the equivalent of 285 nursing hours and will help Sue Ryder in its ‘We Can’t Stop’ fundraising campaign so it can continue to provide the expert, compassionate end of life care it is renowned for.
The charity is experiencing a £2 million-a-month shortfall while its clinical healthcare teams continue to play a vital role battling the impact of Covid-19.
G&H Maintenance Director, David Ridsdale, said: “These are incredibly hard times for charities and Sue Ryder in particular is bearing the brunt of having to close its high street shops while responding to an increasing number of people needing its end of life care services.
“We are delighted to be able to help by providing our services free of charge and would encourage other businesses to support the charity’s efforts in this vital fundraising campaign during these unprecedented times.”
Lizzie Procter, Hospice Director at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “None of us expected this pandemic to go on for so long and clearly a monthly shortfall of £2 million is unsustainable for any charity, which is why we need to ask the public to help us and warmly welcome support from businesses like G&H Maintenance.
“Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is playing a vital part in the Coronavirus effort – all of the staff there want to use their skills, expertise and experience to help patients and their families in the months ahead as well continue to relieve the pressure on the NHS.
“However, in order to keep our services running through the winter and beyond we urgently need to secure more funding now.
“We know that times are tough for everybody at the moment, so please be reassured that every bit really does help and thank you very much from all of us.”
To support Sue Ryder’s ‘We Can’t Stop’ campaign visit: sueryder.org/winterappeal20
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