Volunteers renovate Wakefield Hospice

Published 15 February 2018

A team of six painters from WDH volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice to paint and decorate in the communal areas of the building.

This follows on from a team of WDH electricians who volunteered to fit energy saving lighting throughout the building in the first phase of refurbishment last year.

The team worked over five days including the weekend, alongside the AzkoNobel team who provided over 105 litres of Dulux paint free of charge. The cost saved overall for the Hospice totalled £7500.00.

Adrian Farrow, Team Leader for WDH, said: “It was a great feeling of giving something back to the community and to help the Hospice with the essential service it provides. We received great feedback by the staff and volunteers, who could not thank us enough. We also received good feedback from the AkzoNobel Team.”

He added: “The work undertaken at the Hospice revitalised an area of the building which is seen on a daily basis by family, careers and patients. I have been overwhelmed by the passion that everybody who has been involved with the project has had to make the facilities the best they can be.” 

Tina Turner, CEO for Wakefield Hospice, said: ““The refurbishment of the in-patient unit at Wakefield Hospice has been one of the most significant events in the 27 years since the Hospice was first opened.”

She added: “The recent work carried out in partnership by local businesses, has meant that the ward environment has been completely transformed, with a consequent direct improvement to the experience of our patients and their families. Staff and visitors have remarked on the uplifting impact of the clean and smart new décor.”

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