EPL member Treetops Hospice who are based in Risley, are appealing for a storage unit to make the most of a bike recycling scheme that has raised more than £30,000 for their end of life nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and those who’ve been bereaved.
Over the last year as local people have turned to the outdoors for exercise and mental relaxation, many have taken up biking. Approximately £1,000 a month is being raised for the charity, as people have upgraded or sought an affordable bike, through the Treetops scheme. There has also been an exceptional upturn in the number of unused bikes donated.
‘Sadly, we may be unable to accept bike donations because we do not have anywhere suitable to store them’, Stacey Smalley, Business Relationship Manager said “ this would be terrible as it means are turning away money that could pay for our hospice care”.
Treetops needs storage for the constant supply of donated bikes which a team of volunteers make road-worthy and find new owners for. Ground floor storage for up to 40 bikes with loading/unloading is required in the city or Erewash area, ideally free of charge or peppercorn fee.
‘We are hoping that a local business will be able to step in so we can make the most of this fantastic fundraising opportunity. Helping us to provide hospice care in this way is a wonderful way to deliver corporate social responsibility objectives.’ Stacey continued.
Businesses who wish to encourage staff to cycle to work or recreationally, can also contact Treetops to arrange a bike sale on site.
To offer support or arrange a sale, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07946 108745.
About Treetops Hospice
Treetops Hospice, the leading end-of-life care charity in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
The charity provides support from diagnosis onwards for patients with conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart and respiratory conditions.
Founded in 1983, Treetops supports thousands of local people – and their families – through the most difficult time of their lives. Our team of over 40 Hospice at Home nurses provided over 28,000 hours of care to terminally-ill patients last year, working day and night to give much-needed support.
We have a team of bereavement counsellors who provide over 5,500 counselling sessions – over 1,000 of them to children and young people. Wellbeing team members provide valuable information and support to those who need it, while our experts in end-of life care and bereavement support dedicate many hours to training NHS staff about death and dying.
Treetops are lucky to have over 500 amazing volunteers who help to keep the hospice running smoothly.
It costs £4.2m each year to run the hospice. Therapeutic packs for bereaved children who are being supported at home during the pandemic cost £28. An overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift for a patient at the end of life costs £108.
Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need and welcomes donations to ensure the future of the hospice and its services: www.treetopshospice.org.uk/donate
Treetops Hospice, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS
0115 949 1264 | www.treetopshospice.org.uk
Registered Charity Number 519540