Wednesday 9th Mar 2016
Members of the charity committee visited the hospice in Solihull to present the vans.
Robert Gordon and Joanna Morris met with Marie Curie Cancer Care a few months ago when the charity approached HCUK to see if we could donate a van. We were delighted to be able to provide the charity with two vans, supplied by the HCCVS division. These vans would normally be auctioned off at the end of their lease so it was a fantastic opportunity to give them to such a worthy cause. Prior to being presented they were fully sign written with both Hitachi and Marie Curie's logos.
On Thursday 23 October, representatives from the charity committee visited the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull to officially present the charity with the two vans. Kate Swift (HCCVS), Nafisa Bora (HCBF), Esther Limberg (HCVS) and Catherine Follows (HCIF) (left-right) can be seen in the picture above with one of the nurses from the hospice. One of the vans will be utilised by the hospice itself to transport lifesaving equipment from the hospice to people's homes. The other van will be used by the events/fundraising team who normally have to hire vans at a substantial cost to the charity.
Following the presentation, a tour of the hospice was given, which was a fantastic opportunity to see the work being undertaken by the charity. The hospice now includes a wide array of facilities for overnight and day patients in a beautiful setting designed around the four seasons. Catherine Follows said of the day "It was a fantastic opportunity to see firsthand the difference that the vans will make to the charity. Thank you to Joy Pring who organised the day."