Caption: James Yeomans, Sales Executive at Toyota, presents a cheque for £1,550 to Vanessa Beech, Corporate Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has recently received a grant of £1,550 from the Toyota GB Charitable Trust, to help with the annual running costs of its patient transport vehicles.
The grant was awarded to Phyllis Tuckwell following a nomination by Inchcape Toyota Guildford, who also sponsored Phyllis Tuckwell’s Santa Fun Runs last year.
“We would like to thank everyone at Inchcape Toyota Guildford for nominating us for this grant, especially Bradley Bennett-Smith and James Yeomans,” said Vanessa Beech, Corporate Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. “This money will help cover the servicing, licencing, fuel and insurance of our patient transport vehicles, which our volunteers use to drive patients to and from our Hospice and Beacon Centre, so that they can speak to our doctors and nurses, access our wide range of therapies and talk with our benefits advisors, counsellors and chaplains.”
“We are pleased and proud to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Bradley Bennett-Smith, General Manager at Inchcape Toyota Guildford. “Phyllis Tuckwell is a very important local charity and it is great to be able to help it to provide its care.”
Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end of life care for adult patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness such as cancer, in West Surrey and North East Hampshire. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – through a mix of medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. However, as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of its services, which are given free of charge to its patients and their families.
To find out more about supporting Phyllis Tuckwell, visit www.pth.org.uk/supporting-the-hospice.