A Wrexham club has made a £5,000 donation to buy a specialist cot for children’s hospice Hope House.
Mat Evans, general manager of Liquid & Envy, Brook Street, presented the grant from its company’s Echo Trust charity to the hospice in Morda near Oswestry.
Mat said: “The donation is a way we can give something back. We hold regular collections at the club and our customers are always generous. We nominated Hope House to benefit because of the valued support it gives to children and their families.”
It will enable the hospice to buy a Kangbo, a metal frame cot for children with complex needs or safety requirements. Hope House only has one of these types of ‘safe’ beds at present. Demand is growing and a second such cot will enable it to offer more choice to families seeking respite care.
Andy Goldsmith, chief executive at Hope House Children’s Hospices, said: “We are very grateful to the club and the Echo Trust for their generosity. Such support makes a real difference to the care we can provide.”
The charity offers a range of services including respite and end-of-life care at its two hospices, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith at Conwy, and/or within the family home. It also provides support such as counselling and advocacy and bereavement support.
Liquid & Envy is part of The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs, which employs 3000 people across its 59 venues.
Since 2002 when Deltic set up the Echo Trust it has raised more than £2.5 million to grant awards to local children’s charities.