Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield, the renowned independent charity hospice that provides palliative care both at the hospice itself and within the communities of North Derbyshire has received a further donation from local washroom systems and catering product manufacturer Franke Sissons.

Ashgate Hospice received a community-sponsored kitchen last year, of which Franke Sissons donated the kitchen equipment.  This year the local company has designed, fitted and commissioned a fit-out of the housekeeper’s room and linen store.  Equipment donated includes stainless steel lockable cupboards, stainless steel worktops, matching splash backs, along with a sink for buckets and matching taps to make the life easier for what is an essential function of the hospice.  Worth in excess of £5,000 the donation was not only timely but also because of Franke Sissons’, design, manufacturer and the installation specialism, it effectively removed the hassle and time that would have been involved in managing the job for Ashgate’s hardworking management team.

Andy Dukelow, Managing Director of Franke Sissons “Ashgate Hospice is a remarkable place providing completely free of charge care for people reaching the end of their lives.  We continue to be so impressed by the work done at Ashgate we felt compelled to continue our support of them as our chosen charity in any way we can.”

Jane Bridge, (right in the picture) Head of Support Services at Ashgate Hospice said, “We are delighted that the relationship with Franke Sissons is continuing to grow and would like to thank all concerned for their time and energy.  What we have now is a first class facility that makes the vital job of housekeeping far easier for our team”

Franke Sissons is also holding a Family Fun Day in June where all monies raised will be split with Ashgate Hospice and Help for Heroes.

Caption for photograph:  Victoria Himsworth (left) Product Marketing Manager for Franke Sissons with Jane Bridge, Head of Support Services at Ashgate Hospice in the new housekeeper’s room.


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