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'Fantastic' hospice team receive £12,000 Asda Foundation donation

By Asda Community Team

May 25, 2018 08:37am
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Colleagues from our Dewsbury store visited Kirkwood Hospice to present them with an Asda Foundation grant to pay for specialist equipment for patients.

The store's community champion Sharon Kingswood, store manager Terry Edwards and our senior director for West Yorkshire Chris Beaumont presented the £11,839 cheque to the hospice team.

The hospice regularly holds fundraising and awareness days at the store, and Sharon helped the hospice team apply for the grant.

Sarah Shaw, clinical services director at the hospice, said: "This grant will be used to purchase specialist mattresses for patients.

"Due to the serious nature of their conditions, many of them suffer from severely reduced mobility. This means they may have periods of prolonged bed rest. When a patient spends too long sitting or lying in one position, they are susceptible to developing pressure ulcers.

"These mattresses will provide pressure relief to those patients, and we are truly grateful to the Asda Foundation.

"Sharon is a great champion for local causes, and we are delighted to have her ongoing support. It makes a huge difference to the things we can achieve for patients in our local community."

Sharon said: "Even though the hospice is based in Huddersfield, it covers the Kirklees area which we fall into. The team there are absolutely fantastic, and it was a pleasure to see them and hand over the donation.

"Once a month we invite the team from the hospice in for fundraising and awareness days, it's great for us to support such an important local cause."

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