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Redwood Bank supports hospice’s ‘renovate a room’ fundraising drive

A Warrington-based Challenger Bank has thrown its support behind a local hospice with a £2,000 donation to refurbish a room and provide patients with a bright, modern bedroom.
Redwood Bank is backing St. Rocco’s ‘Renovate a Room’ corporate fundraising drive to ensure those staying at the hospice have a comfortable environment to spend time in. 

The hospice’s running costs are £5m a year and with NHS funding only covering a fifth of the costs, the charity has to rely on donations and fundraising for the rest. 

Redwood Bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Gary Wilkinson, said: “Our focus has always been on supporting our local community, so when we heard about St. Rocco’s ‘Renovate a Room’ fundraising opportunity, we knew immediately that we wanted to help.  

“The hospice is close to the hearts of many people in the area and it can only continue its invaluable work through donations. We’re proud to support St. Rocco’s.” 

The hospice supports people with any life-limiting or terminal illness, which could include those with serious cardiac or respiratory issues and illnesses such as motor neurone disease.  

More than half of people admitted to the hospice’s inpatient unit go home again after spending time there, while many others are cared for through community teams. 

Nicola Henshaw, Senior Relationships Fundraiser at St. Rocco’s, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the support of Redwood Bank, which will go a long way in helping to provide our patients with a homely bedroom that is fit for purpose.  

“As well as providing the essentials, we also want to make sure our patients benefit from the little extras that can make a difference during their stay with us. Donations like this enable us to do so.”  

For more details about St. Rocco’s Hospice visit St Roccos Hospice - End of life care | St Rocco's Hospice 
If you would like to make a donation, please use the link: Make A Donation | St Rocco's Hospice (stroccos.org.uk)

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