There was no room at the inn until Hacquoil & Cook stepped in.
Our respite services aim to cater for every client's individual needs. Recently, an increase in the number of residents staying at Mourant Lodge, our adult respite home, meant we needed to acquire additional equipment for use in the high dependency unit. This would not have been possible without generous support from Callington Chambers and The Elizabeth Violet Annie Rouse Settlement, and their donations enabled us to purchase a number of specialist items, such as shower beds and standing hoists.
However, after securing the new equipment for our Les Amis residents, we realized that we had nowhere to store residents’ specific equipment when different visiting groups stayed in our respite houses.
So, we contacted building contractors Hacquoil & Cook to see if they could help us resolve our storage problem. Dominic Willmott, the commercial director at Hacquoil & Cook, responded to us immediately, offering not only to donate a garden shed to Les Amis, but also to set it up for us. Less than three weeks later, Mourant Lodge was home to a spacious, new garden shed.
We are hugely appreciative of support provided by Hacquoil & Cook, especially as the shed was ordered, delivered, constructed and in use in under three weeks, despite it being the run-up to Christmas – when they were already extremely busy. Our new shed is perfect. We can store all of our equipment, and there is even room for each resident to house their own box of personal belongings. It can be quite a time-consuming task for some of the residents to pack a suitcase each time they come for an overnight stay and, by storing some of their personal belongings with us, it frees up more time for them to relax, learn life skills and socialise with their peers whilst in respite.
The generosity of Islanders never ceases to surprise us and so we’d again like to express our thanks to Callington Chambers, The Elizabeth Violet Annie Rouse Settlement and Hacquoil & Cook for taking the time to provide such wonderful gifts for our adult respite home.
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