Connolly Foundation donates £225k to improve Keech car park

A scheme to help Keech Hospice Care improve and develop its car parking facilities has now been completed, thanks to a donation of £225,000 by the Connolly Foundation.

Since the charity’s work first began in 1991, Keech Hospice Care’s free, specialist care and support for adults, children and their families has continued to develop. The hospice site in Luton, Bedfordshire is in use 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

For many patients, families, staff and volunteers, public transport to and from the hospice is not a realistic option – so parking on site is vital. 

As the charity’s services have developed over the years the original car park no longer offered enough spaces.

The space was re-designed, and the number of car parking spaces in the grounds of the hospice increased from 110 to 157.

The new parking area includes eight disabled spaces and two family parking spaces, and has already made an incredible difference for patients and families.

Allison Shotter, Income Director at Keech Hospice Care said: “The level of support provided by the Connolly Foundation has been truly amazing.

“We knew parking at the hospice really mattered to patients and families. Thank you to the Connolly Foundation for sharing our vision and making it happen.”