Hospice of the Good Shepherd awarded £45k grant from Morrisons Foundation

Generous donation will fund special growing area for patients and their families

Trust and legacy manager at Hospice of the Good Shepherd Trish Holland, Morrisons Ellesmere Port store assistant Julie Jervis, Morrisons Ellesmere Port store manager Marc Gordon, CEO Hospice of the Good Shepherd Margaret Wright, Morrisons Ellesmere Port community champion Michelle Smith, interim director of fundraising and lottery at Hospice of the Good Shepherd Abi Smith(Image: UGC)

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is delighted to have received a donation of £45,000 from the Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket chain.

The grant will be used to landscape the gardens and provide an area for patients and bereaved people to cultivate a growing area, with the vegetables being used in the hospice’s kitchen and cafe.

The cheque was presented on behalf of the Morrisons Foundation by Michelle Smith from the Morrisons store in Ellesmere Port, who said: “We were delighted to present this cheque to a charity which is supporting people with serious illnesses in our local community.”

Hospice of the Good Shepherd chief executive Margaret Wright said: “Thanks to the Morrisons Foundation we are now able to complete the hospice gardens and outdoor space, following the building work from the new hospice extension. The landscaping and vegetable gardens will be enjoyed by patients and visitors to the hospice.”

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarkets in 2015 and gets most of its funding from the sale of single-use carrier bags.

Charities are encouraged to visit to find out how to apply for funding.

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