Kent hospice receives large PPE donation from local housebuilder


Kent housebuilder Barratt Homes has supported Pembury-based Hospice in the Weald by donating 25 boxes of personal protection equipment (PPE) to support the organisation and prevent a shortage of PPE going into winter.

Hospice in the Weald supports patients with a terminal illness and their families in West Kent. Their care is completely free, with the hospice needing to raise over £7 million every year to provide their dedicated care to the local community. The donation from Barratt Kent, which includes face masks, gloves and protective suits, has gone towards removing the financial stress of securing PPE for the forthcoming months to protect their patients and extended families.

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Kent, commented: “We have donated 100’s of different types of PPE to the hospice to ensure that this is one less thing they need to worry about. Instead, they can continue to provide their dedicated services, whichare so important to the patients living with terminal illness and their families. We hope that this will help support the frontline workers, as well as give peace of mind to the patients that they will continue to be looked after in a safe and supported setting.”

Leigh Poppy, Relationship Fundraising Manager at Hospice in the Weald, commented: “Despite lifting of general restrictions and encouraging reductions in infection rates, we are continuing to wear our PPE to protect our patients who are terminally ill and their families because of the remaining threat from Covid-19. We are extremely thankful for the generous donation and it all will be put to good use over the next few months.”