Barnsley healthcare company donates five figure sum to hospice appeal

9 January 2018

Perrigo plc has donated £15,000 to Barnsley Hospice’s Comfort and Care campaign.

Perrigo is a leading provider of medicines and healthcare products in the UK and Ireland and has a base at Elmhirst Park in Barnsley.

The £15,000 donation will go towards transforming inpatient bedrooms as part of Barnsley Hospice’s Comfort and Care appeal. The appeal was launched by radio and TV presenter Stephanie Hirst in November and aims to raise £200,000 to transform ten inpatient bedrooms to a luxury standard.

The planned improvements will include new specialist beds, furniture, flooring and décor, and will help patients and their families feel more comfortable and relaxed during their stay - whilst also providing a peaceful and homely environment.

Julie Ferry, chief executive of Barnsley Hospice, said: “We can’t thank Perrigo enough for this gesture of goodwill. We are only a month into the campaign and have already seen a great deal of support amongst local businesses. We now need as many people as possible to get behind the appeal so that we can provide a home from home for patients and their families.”

Neil Lister, managing director, Perrigo UK & Ireland said: “The work of Barnsley Hospice is much appreciated by patients and their families, and can make a dramatic difference to individuals at a difficult time in their lives. We are delighted that our Barnsley employees chose to support this very worthwhile cause that contributes to Perrigo UK’s mission in making a difference to health.”

A fundraising page has been set up to encourage donations to the Comfort and Care campaign. Visit http://bit.ly/2ADsmKB

Barnsley Hospice provides specialist care for anyone in the borough with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease. As well as ten beds for inpatient care it also provides support through its day therapy unit and offers counselling and complementary therapies to many of its patients and carers.

Notes to editors

Attached photograph shows Simon Atkinson, corporate fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice (far right) and Sam Silverwood, fundraising manager at Barnsley Hospice (second from right) receiving the donation from staff at Perrigo.

About Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice is based on Church Street, S75 2RL. It has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994, when the Limes Support and Therapy Centre opened. The inpatient unit, which has ten bedrooms, opened in 2001.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to www.barnsleyhospice.org

Media contact: Mary Ferguson at Capital B Media on 01226 766900 or at mary@capitalbmedia.co.uk

About Perrigo

Perrigo Company plc is a top five global over-the-counter (OTC) consumer goods and pharmaceutical business offering consumers and customers high quality products at affordable prices. From its beginnings in 1887 as a packager of generic home remedies, Perrigo has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of OTC products and supplier of infant formulas for the store brand market. It is headquartered in Ireland.

In the UK and Ireland Perrigo is a leading provider of medicines and healthcare products. Its portfolio includes consumer products, which are distributed through retail channels, and prescription medicines. It also offers specialist contract manufacturing services. Its products are sold throughout the UK, in Europe and beyond.

As a global business, Perrigo is committed to providing "Quality Affordable Healthcare ProductsTM" to consumers around the world. Visit www.perrigo.com to find out more.

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