Gardener Cass Lambert (2nd from left), Fred Done (4th from left) and St Anns staff and volunteers.
Fred Done, whose company BetFred has supported the hospice for many years, offered to fund work to improve the outside space at the hospice for patients to enjoy.
He arranged for his personal gardeners to spend 12 days working at St Ann’s to transform the space.
Many of our patients and their families like to sit outside of the hospice and spend time relaxing and unwinding, and we know that they really enjoy being out in the fresh air. Fred and Betfred have been so incredibly supportive of St Ann’s over many years, and we’re enormously grateful. This latest kind donation really will make such a huge difference to the lives of our patients, and we can’t thank him enough. Eamonn O’Neal, St Ann’s Chief Executive
We’re currently celebrating 40 years since our Little Hulton site opened in 1979. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester visited the hospice as part of our anniversary celebrations, and planted a commemorative magnolia genie tree in the gardens too.
It’s a joy to know that patients, visitors and staff are enjoying the gardens at the hospice. I’m so proud of my team that made it happen and really appreciate all of their hard work. It’s been a pleasure to create a space that everyone will be able to take advantage of as the summer approaches. Fred Done , Co owner of BetFred