Wakefield Hospice reaches new heights with donation by platform company

24 May 2023

Wakefield Hospice has been given a real lift thanks to a donation from a hydraulic platform company.

The charity has taken delivery of a push-around platform donated by Normanton-based Horizon Platforms. The hospice’s donation warehouse, at Tadman Street, Wakefield, can house tens of thousands of donated items at any given time in its 4,656 sq. ft. premises. All items donated to the organisation are sorted at the warehouse before distributing to its eight stores or placed on its eBay shop.

Following a volunteering day by the Horizon Platforms team, the company saw an opportunity to help the hospice volunteers replace the ladders they were using in their warehouse. The hospice team was invited to Horizon’s head office in Rosie Road, Normanton, and took part in an industry standard training course, to ensure the machine will be used safely.

Helen Knowles, Director of Income Generation, Wakefield Hospice, said: “We welcome so many volunteers from local businesses each year, and the way they give up their time is always so appreciated.

"To be given such a useful machine to help us reduce the time it takes from receiving donations to getting them out to our stores or sold online, will have such a big impact on our hard-working volunteers.”

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