IT'S a scene similar to Changing Rooms at Halton Haven Hospice, where staff have just received a bumper £5,000 cheque to refurbish the patients' lounge.
The generous cash investment, which was donated by nuclear giant BNFL from its Daresbury headquarters, will help modernise the hospice and make the environment more family-friendly.
The work is part of a £20,000 rescue package to create a more homely atmosphere including fresh interiors, luxury carpets and lower ceilings.
Paul Thomas, BNFL's director of environment, health, safety and quality, said he is 'bowled over' by the important work currently under way at the hospice.
'I would encourage colleagues to go and visit the hospice,' said Paul. 'It's only when you actually visit these important charities that you get an appreciation of the vital work being undertaken.'
Margaret Dandy, the hospice director, said: 'A big thanks to BNFL for their generous donation. The money will go towards a £20,000 refurbishment of a lounge that is having a complete makeover.
'We will be lowering the ceiling, installing a new fireplace, replacing the carpets, curtains and furniture as well as sectioning off the room into four parts.
'The sections will include a TV, music, dining and children's area.'
Last year, Daresbury made Halton Haven Hospice their charity of the year which encouraged staff at BNFL to get fully behind the fundraising effort.
The hospice is dedicated to providing care and specialist support for people with life-threatening illnesses 24 hours a day.
However, this level of support comes at a price and more than £1m needs to be found every year to provide such services.
More than 60% of the money gained at the hospice is funded by local donations.
Later this year, a BNFL representative from Daresbury is planning to visit the hospice and show his support when the patient's room is complete.