Lisa Greenhalgh donates televsions to Springhill Hospice
Date published: 06 December 2017
Lisa Greenhalgh, Mick Downes and Hilda Wild with the new flat screen televisions
Spending time at her sister’s bedside inspired local business woman Lisa Greenhalgh to donate new televisions to Springhill Hospice.
Lisa’s sister, Linda Kelly, suffered with the crippling pain of osteoporosis leaving her housebound for long periods of time. However, her physical problems did not stop her thirst for knowledge, entertainment and the desire to see what was going on in the world around her.
Lisa explained: “Whilst sat by my sister’s side, I realised that I would like to make a lasting contribution to the care of other patients and their families. Television was very important in Linda’s life, watching programmes was a way for Linda to escape and a great distraction for her. What better way to honour her memory than to provide each ward room at the Hospice with a brand new flat screen television?”
Hospice Chief Executive, Julie Halliwell, said: “As a charity we have to be very careful with funds spending it on essentials only, so replacing our old, small televisions has never been a top priority. When Lisa came to me with her donation idea I was overjoyed.
"Never did I think that the following day, 11 new televsions would arrive with mounting brackets and someone to fit them. It is a wonderful donation that will be a used by so many patients and their families, we can not thank Lisa and Daz enough.”
Lisa’s partner Daz Gilkinson, of DWG Contractors, installed the sets.
Linda died peacefully at Springhill Hospice at the end of November.