Selco pursues hospice funding quest

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse is helping a local hospice which supports patients with life-limiting conditions from across north east Worcestershire.


Primrose Hospice, in Bromsgrove, requires £1.7 million per year to maintain its services and aims to raise a portion of those funds through selling donated items on eBay and plans to increase the efficiency of this side of its fundraising by relocating its eBay operations at its showcase Headless Cross shop in Redditch.


The Stirchley branch of Selco Builders Warehouse  is providing materials including timber and internal doors.

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Selco Manager Michael Mushen (left) and Ian McRoy, Retail manager


Angelique Dalton, chief operating officer for Primrose Hospice, said: “We are hugely grateful to the donation made by Selco Builders Warehouse. We receive many donations which are sold in our shops, but certain items are more suited to sell on eBay. Having an office to co-ordinate all that activity will be an extremely positive development for our fundraising. We have had to dramatically adjust the way we work during Covid-19 and the lockdown period has, like other charities, placed a significant drain on resources so support such as that we are receiving from Selco Builders Warehouse is invaluable.”


Michael Mushen, branch manager of Selco Stirchley, said: “I’m aware first hand of the outstanding work the Primrose Hospice does.


“Only a very small percentage of the total funds required for the Hospice to be operational each year comes from government support and the rest comes through fundraising and donations so we were delighted to offer our assistance.


“One of our big commitments at Selco is to, where we can, support the communities in which we operate and this donation is further evidence of that.”


Primrose Hospice offers a full range of support for patients, including nurse-led clinics, physiotherapy and occupational therapy services and spiritual and emotional support.


In addition, the hospice’s Family Support Service offers tailored assistance to adults and children including a counselling service, benefits advice and complementary therapy.


All of Primrose’s services are provided free of charge to the patients and their families, as well as bereaved adults and children.

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