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Acme Donate Blizzard Double Door Gastronorm Freezer to Ashgate Hospicecare

Ashgate Hospicecare

Acme are proud to assist Ashgate Hospicecare an independent registered charity that provides specialist palliative and end of life care and support to adults and their families across North Derbyshire in their mission to support all people over the age of 18, who have life limiting illnesses.

This amazing charity serve over 400,000 people, representing the whole of North Derbyshire which includes some of the most deprived areas in the UK.

All of their services are offered free of charge to anyone with a life limiting illness. To provide this service the charity has to raise over £6 million per annum. Ashgate Hospicecare approached Acme to see if we could donate any refrigeration equipment to their busy kitchen.

Ashgate HospicecareWe liaised with a member of their team in order to establish their refrigeration needs, space was a big issue within the kitchen and they have limited freezing capacities, it was important that the freezer was strong and durable and could withstand all the scrapes and pressures that come with life in a busy kitchen. After showing the hospice a range of different freezers, they decided upon a Blizzard Double Door Stainless Steel Upright Gastronorm Freezer. This heavy duty freezer will be an excellent addition to their kitchen facilities.

“Providing the freezer will help support all of our inpatients and day unit patients as our kitchen provides over 150 meals per day, without this freezer space we would be unable to continue this service” Steven Reah (Philanthropy Executive at Ashgate Hospice)

The elderly population within North Derbyshire is significantly higher than the rest of the country as well as the growth in the older population, there are increasing numbers of people being diagnosed and living with cancer, dementia, respiratory disease, heart and circulatory problems and Ashgate Hospicecare work towards supporting these people.

Ashgate Hospicecare receives over 5000 referrals every year across a wide range of services these include;

  • In Patient Unit
  • Hospice at Home (Providing palliative care to people in their homes)
  • Day Unit
  • Therapy Team
  • Physiotherapy
  • Lymphedema Services
  • Patient and Family Support Team

Chris Allen Group Managing Director at Acme states “We are proud to be supporting such a fantastic charity, we understand the importance of the services that Ashgate Hospicecare supply to the Derbyshire community, the charity focuses on helping people with life limiting illnesses that could affect anyone of us and we at Acme admire the work that they are doing. We hope that the freezer we have donated serves them well and increases their kitchen efficiencies”.

If you would like to find out more about this charity or you would like to make a donation, take a look at their website: http://www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk or contact Steven Reah: steven.reah@ashgatehospice.nhs.uk