In the past year, Penny Hydraulics donated £2,000 to Ashgate Hospicecare in order to support the end-of-life care they provide.
We also heard the team at Ashgate needed a hand moving the huge amounts of PPE required around their premises. As a business that’s passionate about safety in moving goods, we donated a pallet truck worth £232 to the Estates team. Now, the team can safely and easily distribute PPE to their hard-working staff and help protect them from COVID-19.
As a result of donations like ours, Ashgate Hospicecare can help people like Paul Clayton and his wife of 33 years, Kim, who was receiving inpatient care during the pandemic.
Paul said: “From the moment I walked through the doors at Ashgate I knew that Kim was in safe hands. She’d been suffering from severe pain for some time and Ashgate was able to get a handle on that almost immediately, it brought her great relief and meant that she was able to make the most of the time she had left.”
During her time in hospital Kim had been unable to have any visitors due to restrictions caused by COVID-19.
However, following her move to Ashgate Hospicecare, Paul was able to visit daily due to patients having private rooms.
“We used to say that staying at Ashgate was like being at home, with all your home comforts but with expert medical care when you needed it.
“Everyone took the time to know your name and to talk to you, it really feels like you are part of one big family.”