15 July 2020

Building materials company Hanson UK has donated 138 tonnes of asphalt to resurface the car park at Wakefield Hospice on Aberford Road.

The donation – worth around £10,000 – will improve accessibility to the hospice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

The company has donated the asphalt as well as two tonnes of cement, while builders’ merchant Jewson has donated two tonnes of sand, to complete the car park improvement works, which are being carried out through CRASH.

CRASH is the construction industry’s charity, which helps homelessness and hospice charities improve their buildings, and Hanson is one of its patron companies, which provide the materials and practical support needed to undertake the projects.

“Car parks are often overlooked when it comes to deciding how limited funds are spent but accessibility is vital to the users of Wakefield Hospice,” said Francesca Roberts, CRASH chief executive. “We are extremely grateful to Hanson for this generous donation of materials: without its support – and that of other patron companies – we simply could not continue our work.”

Gareth Day, Hanson UK asphalt and contracting managing director, added: “The car park had not been resurfaced since the hospice was built 30 years ago and was in a poor state of repair. We are delighted to support CRASH with the materials needed to make the improvements which will make a huge difference to all that use this fantastic facility.”