Hospice receives cash boost from Birmingham business

John Taylor Hospice has been presented with a £10,000 cheque from property developer and construction business, D R Developments & Detail.

With their generous donation, company directors Raj Lal and Erik Purchase said they wanted to thank hospice teams for the excellent care they provided for their dear friend Nirpal Bansal.

“This donation is in honour of Nirpal and to thank John Taylor Hospice staff for their outstanding care and support,” said Raj. “They really did go the extra mile for Nirpal and his family and friends, and we hope our donation can help more people who are in need of this specialist and compassionate care at the end of their life.

“We also know the effect that the pandemic has had on the hospice’s fundraising efforts and we wanted to do something to help. We are very proud to support our local community and know first-hand what a vital role John Taylor Hospice plays in supporting families in Birmingham.”

Peter Lal, Raj Lal and Sunny Johal presenting a £10,000 donation to John Taylor Hospice staff Elaine O’Connor and Nita Boyce.

Today more than 600 people and their families will receive the expert care they need from John Taylor teams – both at the hospice in Erdington and in their own homes. That may be 24-hour care at the hospice, support at home, day hospice, counselling and well-being and a range of specialist services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and complementary therapies.

Hospice Head of Fundraising Katie Mitchell said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of D R Developments & Detail and are so grateful to them. We are a charity that relies heavily on donations to fund our vital services and we couldn’t continue to be there for patients and their loved ones without such kindness and incredible shows of support.

“This year we have had to cancel or postpone so many fundraising events due to the COVID-19 pandemic and at this very difficult time we need donations more than ever. This is a crucial boost for our hospice teams that will enable them to continue providing much-needed care in our community.”

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What our patients think

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“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

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“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

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