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Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover Becomes Patron of Local Hospice

Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover Becomes Patron of Local Hospice

Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover has announced its patronage of its local hospice.

The newly formed association signals a long-term commitment by the dealership to fundraise for the charity, which makes a huge difference to the lives of local people and their families.

Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover colleagues will now organise regular money-generating events to support the vital work of Bolton Hospice.

As a patron, the dealership will support the hospice, located in Queens Park Street, off the town’s Chorley New Road, to:

- Care for people in Bolton with incurable, life-limiting illnesses

- Maintain high-quality, individualised care that focuses on compassion, dignity and respect

- Provide support for families, both throughout the illness and after a patient has died

Kathryn Willet, Fundraising Manager at Bolton Hospice, said: “We, and the people we help, are indebted to community-minded companies, such as Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover, for signing up to our patron scheme.

“We're an independent charity and, while we receive about £1m in NHS funding, we need to raise £4m every single year to continue providing free expert care and support to our community.

“We would not be able to provide the level and range of services that we do without the help of generous residents, organisations and companies. A big thank you to Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover for its fantastic support!”

James Boyd, Head of Business at Vertu Bolton Jaguar Land Rover, which is based in Kay Street, said: “We are delighted to forge an official partnership with Bolton Hospice, which sits right at the heart of the community and provides vital, exemplary care and assistance to patients and their families in their hour of need.

“As well as helping such a fantastic cause, we hope the dealership’s involvement with the hospice will shine a beacon on its work and that of its wonderful colleagues.”

The hospice’s consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professionals provide expert care and emotional support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home. It supports families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.

Bolton Hospice also offers complementary therapy, such as massages and Reiki, to help reduce stress and aid relaxation. The hospice also provides creative therapy sessions, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, in addition to access to specialist wellbeing hub services and support sessions.