Overgate Hospice has been the grateful beneficiary of almost £4,000 of generous funding from Bradford-based cash plan provider Sovereign Health Care and Leeds Building Society Foundation.

The donation will be used to add a new commercial freezer and dishwasher to the kitchen at Overgate Hospice.

Yvonne Mellor, Catering Manager at Overgate Hospice, said: “We make all our meals freshly on site and provide food for families as well as staff, so having the right equipment is incredibly important to us.

“The old freezer was a domestic one and we couldn’t fit in the amount we needed to keep up to demand. The dishwasher we had was five years old and required numerous repairs, so the funding came just at the right time! We can now make more home cooked dishes in advance and freeze them so that we can give our patients exactly what they want to eat, when they want it.

“Without kind gifts like these from both local and national foundations, we would struggle to have up-to-date equipment while providing the highest standards of end of life care for the terminally ill in Calderdale.”

Gary Brook, Leeds Building Society Foundation Trustee, said: “Supporting good causes where our members live and work is very important and we know these donations help improve the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people.

“We know that together we can make a positive difference and this donation has helped fund an important project to help Overgate Hospice further enhance the services it can offer.”

Russ Piper, Chief Executive at Sovereign Health Care said: “Sovereign supports many good causes across Yorkshire, and we’re pleased to have supported Overgate Hospice with its purchase of a new dishwasher and freezer, helping the catering team at the hospice who provide a very valuable service to the inpatients and visitors.”

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