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The support for the NHS has been gallant and widespread since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March of this year. With thousands of nurses, doctors and surgeons alongside hundreds of workers behind the scenes putting themselves on the line and protecting people they’ve never met, NHS workers have been thanked in numerous ways up and down the country – from weekly claps, to moments of silence and rainbow drawings. Whilst we are more than aware that the NHS is government funded and not a charity, that hasn’t stopped dozens of donation appeals to thank them for their heroic efforts.
It is for this reason that they were selected as one of the partner charities of Brook Taverner’s Key Worker donation. As has been publicised, 10% of all online sales is being donated to two partner charities –NHS Charities Together and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, based in Keighley West Yorkshire.
Whilst the work of the NHS has received nationwide coverage and admiration, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide a brief overview of the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice – a charity local to our head office in West Yorkshire, and one that we’ve been proud to support for many-a-year.
The charity works in the nearby vicinity, specialising in palliative care, supporting those with life-limited conditions and their families. This consists of providing specialist medical care for managing pain and other symptoms, as well as providing any emotional, practical and spiritual support.
Having supported the charity for many-a-year through the donation of clothes, attending of events and internal fundraising efforts, we at Brook Taverner have been able to see the direct effects that the Hospice has managed to have on numerous patients on a regular basis. The support and guidance on offer has provided the opportunity to allow patients to focus on themselves and take away any unnecessary worries that comes from life-changing illness.
Brook Taverner owner Jason Scott said, “We have been supporting The Manorlands Hospice now for a number of years, not only because it is a local charity but also because of the amazing job they do. We are hugely proud of the work they undertake and the service they offer to their residents and are equally as proud to be one of their supporters.
Running an organisation such as this one costs a vast amount of money. Whilst to their thousands of patients their support is considered priceless, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has to undertake numerous fundraising activities in order to continue offering their support to so many. More information on the fantastic work they do can be found at www.sueryder.org and any direct donations can be made to sueryder.org/donate.