Money Set To Benefit Rowans Renovation Project
A hospice in south east Hampshire has received a donation of more than £14,200 from a Southampton law firm, after staff spent a year fundraising to support the charity’s work.
The Southampton office of Irwin Mitchell raised the money after The Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville was nominated as their Charity of the Year for 2019, as part of a nationwide programme developed by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF).
Established in 1997, IMCF is an independent registered charity set up by the firm which has now donated more than £2 million to third sector organisations.
Irwin Mitchell staff raised just under £420,000 for good causes across the UK in 2019, with the Southampton team’s £14,200 donation to The Rowans Hospice set to make a big difference to the charity’s work.
The funds are set to be a boost for The Rowans Hospice, who provide end of life care to patients in the hospice and the wider community. Usually dealing with referrals from hospitals, they take over day to day needs of patients with a broad range of illnesses. They provide medical care, coupled with emotional support, offering people dignity in end of life care.
Expert Opinion“The Rowans Hospice provides a vital service in the local community and the whole team are proud to have been able to support the hospice and the work they do over the last year.
The Hospice had just started their Silver Jubilee Appeal in 2019, as part of a three year project to improve their facilities. It is a great feeling to know that the money raised will be used to assist the hospice with this renovation, benefitting staff, patients, carers and the local community alike.” Guy Darlaston - Partner
Gemma Carden, Corporate Lead at The Rowans Hospice, said: “Irwin Mitchell’s grand total of £14,202.18 for Rowans Hospice Charity Capital Appeal, provides a significant boost to our funds as we embark on the second stage of phase one of the development of the Hospice.
“The money will go towards supporting the total renovation of the Hospice area and space. All remaining bedrooms will be transformed to incorporate an en-suite, and will be decorated using colour and design along the themes of Beach and Town. The distinct themes will help patients and families find their way around the In-Patient Unit, with a combination of colour, pattern and textiles particularly helping orientation for those suffering with dementia.
In addition, independent controls will also be introduced replacing the old call system to give patients the control to close curtains and adjust lighting, heating or cooling from their bedside.
This alone will have a major psychological benefit to our patients. For many, being unwell has already robbed them of so much control and independence, but the new rooms Irwin Mitchell have helped to fund, will help them regain just a little of that back. So thank you.”