Construction work is set to start on a new Day Therapy Unit at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, after a local company donated a JCB to begin digging trial holes.
Plant and machinery hiring specialists W.J. Jordan based in Froghall, have kindly donated a digger for a day to help with the project which is part of extra funding received by Hospice’s nationwide as announced by Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb.
Work will commence on Wednesday 19th June, with the new Day Therapy Unit laying the foundations for Douglas Macmillan Hospice to continue to care for local people facing life limiting illnesses across North Staffordshire.
Paul Munyard, Facilities Manager commented,
“We are most grateful to W.J.Jordan who are based at Froghall , Stoke on Trent for donating this digger for the day to us , so we are able to carry out trials on the site of the proposed new build of the Day Therapy Unit.”
Karen McKenzie, Director of Income Generation said,
“This is fabulous news for all our supporters who have continued to give all through the recession with such generosity.
“It does mean that we are able to direct their donations directly to patient care, which is the very essence of their support.”