Penny Hydraulics grant application on behalf of local charity is approved by the RWHA Charity Fund, providing Ashgate Hospice with £1000 to support its vital end of life services.

The Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund provides grants to charities nominated by Royal Warrant-holding companies. The Charity Fund was originally set up in 1897 to honour Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Since 2014, the Fund has granted over £350,000 to charitable causes with an estimated 46,000 people benefitting from the financial support.

Granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment in 2022, Penny Hydraulics have supplied chandelier hoists to Royal Households since 2014. Providing efficient access to chandeliers for cleaning and maintenance, lighting hoists have achieved a significant improvement in safety for Royal Household staff and a reduction in maintenance downtime.

The RWHA Charity Fund approved a £1000 grant applied for by Ed Penny, on behalf of Ashgate Hospice. Cherished by the local community in North Derbyshire, the hospice provides palliative and end-of-life care, free of charge, to people aged 18 and over. Patient’s loved ones also receive practical, emotional and bereavement support from the hospice.

RWHA Charity Fund | Ashgate Hospice | Penny Hydraulics
RWHA Charity Fund | Ashgate Hospice | Penny Hydraulics

“We’ve been supporting Ashgate Hospice for many years now. The specialist hospice care provided to patients and families in our local community is invaluable. The care patients receive is phenomenal and we’re proud to support a charity that offers so much back to the local community.” Ed Penny, General Manager of R&L Systems at Penny Hydraulics.

Grants are essential to the hospice and its patients. The generosity of supporters goes a long way to ensuring the hospice can continue its valuable work. An active program of fundraising by Ashgate Hospice raises an average £8m every year from sales in their shops and other activities. However, government budget restraints and reduced fundraising capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a re-emergence of underlying shortfall in statutory funding at the hospice.

“We can be here for the community of North Derbyshire now and into the future. We rely heavily on fundraising and support from local businesses and couldn’t continue without the support from the community.” Charlotte Gratton, Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospice. “We’ve seen a rise in the need for our counselling and bereavement services, so the grant will be able to fund and support the families and patients. The grant will also go towards the care of our patients within the hospice, as well as home visits.”

For more information on the vital services provided by Ashgate Hospice and how you can help, visit their website:

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