Asda Foundation Cheque Presentation

Day Care guests who enjoy time at Treetops Hospice Care are going to benefit from new hearing equipment funded by grants from two local organisations.

The Asda Foundation and Erewash Borough Council have made donations towards the specialised equipment which will enable those with hearing loss to communicate more effectively with staff, volunteers and other Day Care guests as well as enjoy the wide range of entertainment organised each week.

Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families and carers from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire including Day Care. Every week day, up to 25 people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, have a home-cooked meal, enjoy arts, crafts, gardening and more.

Delighted to support such a worthwhile local charity

Asda’s Community Champion, Jon Walker, met Day Care guests when he came to deliver a £1,000 donation:

“We’ve supported Treetops for several years with the Colour Rush and bucket collections instore but it’s the first time we’ve given a foundation grant which is great.

“It’s my first visit to Day Care – it’s lovely, really nice. You do some fantastic work here and we’re delighted to support such a worthwhile local charity.”

The new system will make a huge difference

Rachael Weston-Livingstone, Treetops senior staff nurse, said:

“Day Care is a lovely, friendly environment and there’s always people chatting, cups of tea being made, guests doing crafts and so on. We also have musicians and bands coming in too which all makes for a wonderful atmosphere for guests – but it does mean it can get quite busy and noisy.

“Many of our guests are elderly and have hearing loss so the new system will make a huge difference and add to their enjoyment during their time here.”

Treetops Hospice Care services include Support and Information, a Day Care unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling and complementary therapy.