Cash boost for Chesterfield hospice

Alison Ward-Foster is shown with Jonny Ledger from Loadhog.Alison Ward-Foster is shown with Jonny Ledger from Loadhog.
Alison Ward-Foster is shown with Jonny Ledger from Loadhog.
A hospice can now buy a new device that will give patients better pain control thanks to a donation.

The Chesterfield-based Ashgate Hospicecare received a £1,200 cash boost from Sheffield manufacturing firm Loadhog.

The money will be used to fund a syringe driver, which will provide patients with better pain relief so they are able to spend more precious time with their loved ones.

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Alison Ward-Foster, partnership manager at Ashagte Hospicecare, thanked the company for their donation.

She added: “Loadhog’s contribution will help the hospice to make a real difference in supporting terminally ill adults and their families in the Chesterfield area.

“We thank Loadhog for its generous support which will enable us to maintain the invaluable specialist palliative care we provide.”

Loadhog has a charity team which decided to donate £1,200 eight times this year to a different cause each time.

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The first was to Sheffield’s Revive Café, which provides meals to the city’s homeless people, the second to the Include Foundation, which helps to provide opportunities to vulnerable young people, and the third went to help youngsters who have lost their parents in Rotherham Hospice.

The money that went to Rotherham Hospice will specifically help staff to expand the Sunbeams group, which currently holds sessions four times a month and is dedicated to supporting young people with bereavement and pre-bereavement counselling.

At the time, the hospice’s chief executive, Christopher Duff, said: “Loadhog’s donation is both thoughtful and timely.

“It will make a positive difference to what we can do for our patients and their families.

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“We are trying to keep pace with the demand for this type of counselling and the donation will go towards funding this truly valued service.

“We are most grateful to Loadhog for choosing Rotherham Hospital for this donation.”

Jonathan Taylor, a member of Loadhog’s charity team, said: “Loadhog employees are proud to assist such a worthwhile project which will help so many people across the Rotherham region.”

Loadhog is based in a 120,000 sq. ft renovated gun factory in Hawke Street, Carbrook.

For more information about the company and to find out how to contact the fundraising team visit