Local Heroes Compton Hospice Makeover
As Local Heroes continues to reach new areas in the UK, we have been marking certain milestones by reaching out to charitable organisations and offer our services to see whether we can help to improve their facilities.
To mark our expansion into the West Midlands, we invited the public to vote for one of five West Midlands community centres to get a free makeover, courtesy of the Local Heroes.
The five shortlisted community organisations were:
- Our Place Community Hub
- Cheylesmore Community Centre
- Sandycroft Centre
- Daimler Green Community Centre
- Compton Hospice
All five were more than worthy causes that we would have been proud to help but Compton Hospice proved the most popular and won the contest with 1,188 votes.
The hospice, based in Wolverhampton, has been providing invaluable care to patients coping with life-limiting conditions for over 35 years. Its fully qualified team of doctors, nurses and support workers offer physical and psychological care completely free of charge to both patients and families facing incredibly difficult hardships.
After consulting with the great team at Compton Hospice, they chose to have Local Heroes makeover their Quiet Room, a peaceful space where patients can talk to staff in confidence, and where families visiting their loved ones can spend the night.
“You need to feel loved and cherished when you're worried and concerned about your family and you're waiting”
Watch the video of the Local Heroes Compton Hospice makeover below:
We were delighted to hear how the makeover, which was unveiled by Wolverhampton Mayor Barry Findlay, has proved a great success for the staff.
“It's amazing, it's going to make such a different to our patients, to our staff as well, to have that facility ”
We at Local Heroes pride ourselves on the quality and reliability of the heroes; the skills, attitudes and willingness to help out of the Local Heroes who carried out the work at Compton Hospice have been no exception.
“All the Local Heroes have been fantastic, very kind, friendly guys and we've had a great time having them here at the Hospice”