Cheese producer's £3,000 donation to Severn Hospice to pay for vital medical equipment

It was all smiles outside a hospice after a company that supplies cheese to the food industry pledged its support, with a donation of £3,000.

Jess Druce presents the £3,000 cheque to Lesley Corbett, who is accompanied by Katie Short, Barbara Hyne and Janet Nicholls
Jess Druce presents the £3,000 cheque to Lesley Corbett, who is accompanied by Katie Short, Barbara Hyne and Janet Nicholls

Severn Hospice provides end of life care to thousands of patients and gives support to their families.

And the new donation from Telford-based Bridge Cheese will be used by the hospice to buy three new syringe drivers.

The medical equipment is used to administer drugs to make patients more comfortable in their last weeks and days.

Michael Harte, managing director at Bridge Cheese, said: “We have been fortunate to be able to grow our business over the last year, so we wanted to give something back to the community where we – and many of our colleagues – live and work.

“We have very strong family values at Bridge Cheese.

“We felt it was important to lend our help and support to the families in our community who are struggling through some really difficult times.”

Liam Byrne is AHDB Head of Marketing

Severn Hospice gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales, who are living with an incurable illness.

Helping more than 2,000 people every year, Severn Hospice is not part of the NHS and the charity must raise around two-thirds of its own running costs every year.

It means the charity is reliant on donations, fundraising events, legacies and income from its shops to keep running.

Norma Ross, director of income generation at Severn Hospice, said: “The support of Bridge Cheese is most welcome, particularly in the current climate.

“Their thoughtfulness and kindness means so much to us and allows us to be there for patients and their families when they need us most.”

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