Acorn Stairlifts donates £20,000 to Marie Curie as partnership continues to support palliative care
Yorkshire-based stairlift manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has donated £20,000 to Marie Curie, contributing £10 from every stairlift installed during a six-week period to aid people living with a terminal illness.
The £20,000 was raised during April to June this year and will be used to help people living with a terminal illness and their families in the Bradford district and across the UK who need access to specialist care, says the company.
The donation is part of the company’s ongoing partnership with the national charity, which has also seen the stairlift manufacturer donate the supply and installation of 151 stairlifts into the homes of Marie Curie patients over the last three years.
Presenting the cheque at the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford, Caren Larkman-Ayre, National Sales Manager at Acorn Stairlifts, commented: “Since our partnership began just less than three years ago, we have installed over 150 stairlifts for people living with a terminal illness, enabling them to be cared for at home and helping them to make the most of the time they have with their loved ones.
“With such vital, life-enhancing work already undertaken by this incredible charity, we are delighted to support their essential work even further through the free installation of our stairlifts. We know from our customers how life-changing a stairlift can be and are proud to be helping even more people through our partnership with Marie Curie.”
Acorn Stairlifts’ partnership with Marie Curie was announced with the support of the charity’s patron Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE, who helped raise the £3.5million funds to build the Marie Curie Bradford Hospice in 2001.
In September 2019, Christine helped unveil the hospice’s £1.5 million refurbishment and its transformed, state-of-the-art Day Therapy Unit.
“Corporate support from local businesses is so important to any charity but to see this incredibly generous partnership between Acorn Stairlifts and Marie Curie have an impact on our patients nationally and locally is absolutely fantastic,” said Christine.
“For families where quality of life is of the essence, fast access to a free stairlift means precious time can be spent at home. And for those needing to access the many services offered here in Bradford and throughout the UK, this £20k raised will help to extend our care to many families in need of our support.
“We are delighted that Acorn has pledged such a significant amount and look forward to the partnership continuing to blossom into the future.”
In July 2019, Acorn Stairlifts annual report for the year ended September 2018 revealed the company’s revenue increased to £224 million, along with a growth in Chairman John Jakes’ personal wealth following an increase in dividends paid to the founder.https://thiis.co.uk/acorn-stairlifts-donates-20000-to-marie-curie-as-partnership-continues-to-support-palliative-care/https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Acorn-Stairlifts-celebrate-after-raising-£20000-for-Marie-Curie-outside.jpg?fit=1000%2C796&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Acorn-Stairlifts-celebrate-after-raising-£20000-for-Marie-Curie-outside.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsThird SectorAcorn Stairlifts,Bradford,Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE,contribution,donation,Marie Curie,Marie Curie Bradford Hospice,terminal illness,YorkshireYorkshire-based stairlift manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has donated £20,000 to Marie Curie, contributing £10 from every stairlift installed during a six-week period to aid people living with a terminal illness.The £20,000 was raised during April to June this year and will be used to help people living with a terminal...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine