Stanmore based property company, The Jaspar Foundation, have donated £10,000 to St Luke’s Hospice following an urgent appeal that was made.
The Jaspar Foundation is the charitable division of the Jaspar Group, a dynamic family-owned Property Company with more than 40 years’ experience in the design, conversion and management of buildings and new structures into luxury residential and commercial spaces.
St Luke’s Hospice, which has a branch in Stanmore, was going through a funding crisis, and the Harrow property company were quick to respond after the appeal.
The hospice only receives 40 per cent of its funding through the NHS and heavily relies on the local community and businesses to keep its services running.
Riddhi Pankhania, director of The Jaspar Foundation, said: “St Luke’s is well known locally for the fantastic work it does providing the best possible end-of-life care for hundreds of people in Harrow and Brent every year.
“It relies on the support of the local community for most of its funding and we are delighted to help the hospice through a difficult time as it has faced increasing demands for its serviced following the closure of other hospice units locally.”
St Luke’s has had a staggering £1million in shortfall in funds for the past two years but has said the outlook has now significantly improved.
Director of fundraising for St Luke’s Hospice, Rachel Wagstaff said: “The local community has been amazing, everyone is stepping up and giving a little bit more. People value our care and once they find out we are struggling, everyone wants to help.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Jaspar Foundation and everyone else that has given during this time.
“Although it has been a difficult year, we are hopeful that the measures we have taken can be enough to protect core services.
“Our hope now is that the future of free specialist end-of-life care for local people will become even more secure with continued community support.”
For more information on The Jaspar Foundation, head to jaspargroup.com/foundation