Company launches new parking scheme to support hospice

Ashley Kelley with Hannah Jordan of St Luke's Hospice
Ashley Kelley with Hannah Jordan of St Luke's Hospice
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A company has launched an ethical way to ease parking in Sheffield city centre – and raise money for charity at the same time.

Bank Park is giving new life to unwanted sites, regenerating buildings and encouraging visitors into the city centre.

The pay and display and contract parking project is also making money for St Luke’s Hospice, with a donation being made to the Sheffield charity for every car parked.

The company’s latest site offers covered parking on Arundel Street.

Since it was established in September 2012, Bank Park has already raised more than £18,000 for charity.

Its new covered parking – with other central sites scheduled to open in the next few weeks – will be working exclusively in support of St Luke’s.

Ashley Kelley, Bank Park managing director, said: “In December 2013 my mum was admitted to St Luke’s and my family and I spent many hours of every day of the festive season at her bedside.

“Sadly she passed away on New Year’s Eve but had the great fortune to be cared for by the wonderful St Luke’s team for four weeks in the newly-refurbished hospice and for that we are so very grateful.

“During that difficult time we had first hand experience of how costly the hospice is to run and how much the facility relies on fundraising from individuals and corporates to keep our loved ones comfortable and well cared for.

“So, with our parking customers’ help, we now want to give back to St Luke’s both in memory of her and to show our thanks and support to the wonderful place that it is.”