Summer house up and running thanks to generous donation

This is a Press Release on behalf of Powell and Co:

Powell & Co Construction, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Poultry Housing and Agricultural Buildings, have built and donated a summer house to St Michael’s Hospice, Herefordshire.

The local hospice helps people and their families who are affected by terminal illness. St Michael’s provides all its care free of charge to patients, their families and carers. This care is made possible by supporters taking part in fundraising events, playing St Michael’s Lottery, shopping at Hospice retail outlets, making charitable donations and leaving gifts in their Will.

The summer house will be used as a work area for patients and their loved ones to spend time in, carrying out past-times such as carpentry, just as you might do in your own garden shed at home. During winter months, it will double up as Santa’s Grotto.

Don Powell, Managing Director of Powell & Co said, “We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic local charity by donating this summer house which will be used for families and support the palliative care St Michael’s hospice provides. Thank you must also go to Knights Construction who kindly donated the concrete base and provided free labour to help with the construction.”

Jason Powell, Managing Director of Powell & Co added, “We really wanted to support the hospice and the amazing team that help the local community.  It is great to know we have contributed to the well-being of the staff, the people they care for and their families with this wonderful summer house over-looking the breath-taking views.”

Ruth Denison, the Hospice’s Income Generation and Marketing Director, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved who built and installed the summerhouse; it is a great addition to St Michael’s. We are always grateful for the support we receive from the community. It’s this support which has helped us celebrate 35 years of caring for patients and their loved ones across Herefordshire and beyond, and we hope this will continue for many generations to come.”