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West Midlands business makes donation

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) have presented a cheque for £1,000 to the hospice to support counselling and well-being services.

MEL – who design, build and run the M6toll – have a social committee that regularly support local charities and community projects. The nomination to support the work of the hospice was put forward by MEL employee Lynda Burford who has experienced first-hand the care and support provided by John Taylor.

“John Taylor Hospice has provided me and my family with such comfort and support through extremely difficult times,” said Lynda. “The care they have shown has been invaluable to us all. The donation from MEL will allow the hospice to continue the amazing work they do caring for people across the region.’’

John Taylor Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to people in Birmingham and across the West Midlands. That care may involve 24-hour care at the hospice, day services, counselling and well-being and a range of specialist services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and complementary therapies.

Art Therapist Jed Jerwood, who is a member of the hospice’s Well-Being Team, said: “Both at the hospice and in the local community our care is ‘Taylor-made’ to the individual. Today more than 600 people and their families will receive the care they need from us.

It costs £15,000 every day to run all of our services, so donations such as this are extremely important. We’re very grateful for this generous contribution and would like to say a big thank you to Midland Expressway Ltd.

MEL’s donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and community projects. MEL's Social Committee work closely with members of staff to choose those community projects close to their hearts which will benefit from a donation from the Drive for Charity fund.

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