Local quantity and building surveyors go extra mile and save Ashgate Hospicecare £100,000 in consultancy costs

Ashgate Hospicecare is thrilled to announce that local company CLoSE UK Ltd, a chartered quantity surveying and cost management consultancy based in Chesterfield, has saved the hospice an astonishing £100,000 in costs to the support the three bedded bay transformation.

The project, which started work in April, aims to create a homely and welcoming space at the hospice, by transforming the three bedded bays in nine beautiful bedrooms, giving patients the privacy and space to spend precious time together with those they love. Thanks to the amazing generosity of CLoSE UK Ltd, the hospice has managed to save £100,000 which will go directly to caring for patients and their families.

Danny Welch, Director at CLoSE UK Ltd, said: “Ashgate Hospicecare is a wonderful organisation and as a lifelong resident of the area, I understand just how much they have contributed to the local community. Together with my fellow Directors, Lee Jordan and Colin MacGregor and our teams in Chesterfield, Buckingham and London, we have worked with Ashgate Hospicecare on several charity and fundraising events and most notably represented them in the London Marathon 2015.

This redevelopment will provide modern, private and comfortable spaces for patients during their stay. There will be glazed areas in the new bedrooms which will allow plenty of natural light into the room and doors will open directly onto the garden area, so patients can easily get outside to the fresh air and enjoy peaceful surroundings. CLoSE UK Ltd are delighted to assist in this redevelopment and welcome the opportunity to support and help such a worthy cause.”

Ashgate Hospicecare wants to ensure that future generations can access hospice care when they need it. The needs of the North Derbyshire community have changed in the last 30 years. The renovation of the old wing will not only enable the hospice to meet those needs, but also meet the outstanding standards of the Care Quality Commission.

Ali Ward-Foster, Capital Appeal and Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: CLoSE UK have provided an exceptional service and support and we cannot thank them enough for their outstanding generosity and continued support.

“We work hard to not only raise money but save money, services and gifts donated in kind are incredibly valuable to the hospice, it enables us to redirect money where it is needed most, to patient care. Thanks to CLoSE UK Ltd’s amazing support and expertise, our nurses will be able to be there for patients and their families when they need it them the most. On behalf of everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare, thank you so much for making a difference to local people!”

Want to find out more about how you could support this amazing project and how your support could make a difference to the lives of local people? Just call Ali, Capital Appeal and Partnerships Manager on 01246 567250 or email: alison.ward-foster@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk

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