Supporting St Andrew’s Hospice

 Supporting St Andrew’s Hospice by carrying out essential repairs in the charity’s Wishaw shop.

A host of Lanarkshire businesses came together to support St Andrew’s Hospice by carrying out essential repairs in the charity’s Wishaw shop.

The joists throughout the shop had wet rot, as did the wall plate and all of the flooring needed to be replaced.

Mears, Richardson & Starling and McGarry Flooring worked together to get the shop back to its best; renewing all of the joists, the wall plate and floorboards.

Wishaw shop manager Sharon Neill said: “We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the repairs to our shop.

“The difference it has made to our sorting area is amazing. With the floor being completely renewed and the new carpet down, it makes it safe for our volunteers and has allowed us to make better use of the back shop by reconfiguring the layout.””

The hospice’s deputy head of fundraising Louise O’Donnell told Lanarkshire Live what the kind gesture means to the charity which provides specialist palliative and end-of-life care and support for the people of Lanarkshire.

She said: “The outstanding help and support that these businesses have given us means so much to the hospice.

“It really was a lifesaver for the Wishaw shop. It has enabled the store to re-open and continue to raise the vital funds needed to deliver care in the hospice itself and in the communities we serve.”

“We couldn’t provide this specialist support for our patients and their families without the generosity of companies like Mears, Richardson & Starling and McGarry Flooring.

“We are truly thankful for everything they do for us – they always go above and beyond to help in any way possible.”

Stephen Brown, general manager of capital works at Mears, was delighted to help out the hospice.

“The hospice is Mears’ chosen charity,” said Stephen.”

“It is an integral part of our community, both professionally and personally, and many Mears employees have been touched in some way by St Andrew’s Hospice.”

“It’s our pleasure to have been able to support their Wishaw shop with these essential works that needed to be done to help the shop to function.”

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