Stairlift donations to transform palliative care
Acorn Stairlifts has announced plans to raise £20,000 for Marie Curie to fund 1,000 hours of care from its specially trained nurses.
Continuing the partnership between UK-based stairlift manufacturer and Marie Curie, £10 will be donated to the charity for every stairlift installed before 9th June.
Acorn Stairlifts already installs up to 60 free stairlifts each year to Marie Curie patients, helping support people living with terminal illness by giving them the freedom to be cared for at home.
Caren Larkman-Ayre, national sales manager at Acorn Stairlifts, said: “We’re very proud to be supporting Marie Curie, a charity that does amazing work caring for people during exceptionally difficult times.
“Since our partnership began in 2016, we have installed more than 150 stairlifts for people living with a terminal illness, enabling them to be cared for at home and helping them to make the most of the time they have with their loved ones.
“Every stairlift sold will not only help the person who will benefit from its installation, but also the thousands of people across the UK who Marie Curie care for.”
It is hoped that the money raised throughout the scheme will raise enough money to provide invaluable care and support for hundreds of terminally-ill patients and their families throughout the nation.
Charlotte Scurrah, Corporate Development Manager at Marie Curie, added: “Acorn Stairlifts’ very generous initiative will go a long way to helping Marie Curie provide care for more people living with a terminal illness and their families.
“Acorn Stairlifts’ support throughout our partnership has been fantastic and we’re thrilled to see the positive impact it’s had on so many people by enabling people to be cared for in their own homes. It is so rewarding to see the relief stairlifts provide and we’re looking forward to changing more lives together.”
Emily Binks, 72, who was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer had an Acorn Stairlift installed when getting up and down stairs started to become a near impossible task.
Mrs Binks explains: “Before the stairlift was fitted, I had to face unendurable pain to climb the stairs on all fours and then take one step at a time to get down. “My worried husband would have the exhausting task of helping me up the stairs before he left the house – meaning we always had to plan and think ahead. It was so restricting and took away much of our freedom.”
Acorn Stairlifts offered Emily a stairlift as soon as they heard of her story.
Emily added: whose standard of living improved drastically by the installation, said: “My standard of living has improved immensely since the installation and I have no fear going up the stairs now. It’s completely changed our lives; any worries of falling have been lifted and I have no restrictions on when I can go upstairs.”