Support for car parking at Keech

The Connolly Foundation has donated significant funding to help Keech Hospice Care develop its car parking facilities.

As the hospice and level of support it provides has increased over the last few years, parking capacity at its site in Great Bramingham Lane, Luton, has not kept pace.

Since the charity’s work first began in 1991, Keech Hospice Care’s free, specialist care and support for adults, children and their families and friends 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.

Thanks to this substantial grant from the Connolly Foundation, Keech Hospice Care is now able to progress work to increase the number of spaces on-site from 110 to at least 162, including disabled parking bays.

Liz Searle, Chief Executive Officer at Keech Hospice Care, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Connolly Foundation for funding the much-needed creation of additional parking spaces at our hospice.

“As a charity, we rely on around 70 per cent of the funding for our care to come from our local community and supporters. The generous support of the Connolly Foundation is helping us to make the difference when it matters the most.”

Mick Callanan, of the Connolly Foundation, said: “We are very happy to help Keech in the work they do. Recently my family have had personal experience of the care Keech offers and they were exemplary and gave wonderful support, with not just respite for our mother in her final days, but also to the whole family, to make sure we had help if and when we needed it. It is a fantastic organisation.”