ONE town charity has showed its support for another with a fantastic £1,000 donation.
The grateful staff at Hartlepool & District Hospice thanked the representatives of town charity Miles for Men after they handed over the cash.
All of the money will go towards the cost of oxygen therapy, essential to many of the patients attending the inpatient unit and day hospice at the Wells Avenue-based facility.
Staff say the delivery of oxygen therapy is vital for patients, allowing them to control many of their symptoms.
Denise Shepherd, inpatient unit sister at Hartlepool Hospice, said: “Over the last six months many of our patients have had more complex needs and therefore our oxygen requirements have increased. This donation will help us to ensure that we can continue to offer the vital services the hospice provides.”
Miles for Men has raised more than £83,000 since the charity was launched by Hartlepool’s Michael Day a little over 18 months ago.
Michael revealed how he is glad to give something back to the town with the kind donation to the hospice.
The dad-of-three from Innes Road said: “The people of Hartlepool have made Miles for Men the success it is today and they should be very proud of that.
“We feel it is only right that the charity gives something back to the town as well as our man benefactor, Cancer Research UK.
Janice Forbes, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said, “On behalf of the patients and their families, staff and volunteers at the Hospice, I would like to thank them for this very generous donation.”