Community Link Foundation has awarded a grant to Queenscourt Hospice to help towards getting a ‘Man Shed’ in their gardens.
The hospice on Town Lane applied to Community Link Foundation for funding towards the project to build the ‘Man Shed’ in their woodland. Initially the shed will be used to enhance the therapeutic services currently provided for patients, but eventually will become an integral part of the Family Support Service for bereaved relatives, particularly bereaved men.
The Community Link Foundation awards grants to individuals and organisations across Southport, Formby, Ormskirk, Burscough, and the areas in between, and also to other charities who are looking for funding towards specific projects, such as this one.
Queenscourt is a local charity providing support and care for patients with serious illnesses, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage. This year Queenscourt is celebrating 25 years of care and support.
A spokesperson for Queenscourt said: “In 2015 Queenscourt provided free care and support to over 600 local people in the hospice and at home. We strive to help patients to enjoy the best possible quality of life and give their families and loved ones support when they most need it.”
“This would not be possible without the support of organisations like the Community Link Foundation as Queenscourt rely upon donations of time and money from the local community. We would like to thank all trustees and all the supporters of the Community Link Foundation who have contributed towards raising these funds and chosen to award them to Queenscourt Hospice.”
David Barron, chairman of Community Link Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Queenscourt Hospice with this project as we know what a wonderful service they provide to patients and their families. Queenscourt means a lot to so many people in the area and we are really pleased we can help with the Man Shed and we are sure that it will add something special to the already fantastic work that they do.”
The gardens at Queenscourt already provide an oasis of calm for patients and relatives. The
Man Shed will be a permanent structure that is sheltered from the elements where the bereaved
could go perhaps with a volunteer or member of staff, and participate in outdoor pursuits such as
gardening or small projects. This will greatly enhance their well-being by remaining both physically
and mentally active.
Queenscourt has now managed to raise £7,500 of the total £15,000 needed to complete the project and fundraising is continuing to raise the remaining £7,500 and anyone interested in supporting this project should contact the Fundraising Team at Queenscourt Hospice.
For more information on the Community Link Foundation and how to apply for a grant, call 01704 531080 or visit www.clfoundation.co.uk.