Our £200,000 Hospice Heroes appeal has today been boosted by a grant of £1,400.
The Gazette’s campaign is raising money for the biggest refurbishment in the history of Trinity Hospice, which turns 30 next year.
Part of that refurbishment work includes new themed rooms at Brian House children’s hospice, in a bid to brighten up the facility and give it a whole new look.
And the Hilton Hotel’s Hilton in the Community Foundation has just sent over £1,396 to fund the work.
The work to transform the four rooms at Brian House, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, has now started.
Trinity’s grants and trusts fund-raiser Heather Jones said: “This funding is a wonderful boost to the children at Brian House.
“It will go towards making each of the bedrooms a ‘Room with a View’.
“This will enhance the therapeutic properties of the bedrooms, creating a healing and calming environment that at the same time contains an element of fun.
“Over the years, we have had a strong relationship with the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool and this grant from the Hilton in the Community Foundation is a strong testament to Hilton’s dedication to the local community.”
As well as the Brian House rooms, work is being carried out on Trinity’s inpatient unit to create new single rooms with en-suite bathrooms by Blackpool-based R P Tyson Construction.
Already work has been completed in the Brian House kitchen and lounge area, as well as half of Trinity’s corridors and family areas.
So far, our Hospice Heroes appeal has raised more than £130,000 thanks to the generosity of readers, who have been running, baking and holding a host of other charity events.