PATIENTS will continue to get transport to a hospice day care centre, following a £3,000 cash boost.
The Rowans Hospice was invited to submit an application for funding from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.
Following a public vote, the Purbrook hospice took first place out of four short-listed good causes, and was granted £3,000.
It will be put towards specialist patient transport, which will pay for wheelchair-accessible taxis to and from the hospice.
Tracy Jeffery, day care manager at the hospice, said: ‘Day care provides an opportunity for individuals to engage with social and therapeutic interventions, while giving carers a day of rest and recuperation.
‘People who are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness often find their world is turned upside-down.
‘With care and support from The Rowans Hospice team we help patients to prioritise and focus on what is important and meaningful, living each day to the full.’