Donation helps towards refurbishment of Hoylake Cottage

A home in the Hoylake area of the Wirral, which serves as a day care centre for the elderly, has received a vital donation that will help towards the cost of new equipment.

Hoylake Cottage is looking for £20,000 to purchase musical instruments, dining and coffee tables, pressure cushions, and other facilities that will enhance the lives of centre users, making the recent donation of £5,000 from local firm Enrichment Technology Company UK Ltd. very welcome.

The cottage, which is approximately one hundred years old, underwent a major renovation process recently, after a fundraising effort raised £540,000. This money enabled the trust that runs it to recruit businesses providing high-quality services like turfing on the Wirral, at affordable prices, to carry it out.

The renovating of the building and surrounding grounds of the cottage, which is located in Birkenhead Road, began in June. Significant improvements have now been made to the exterior, thanks to local construction firms and those handling garden clearance in the Wirral area.

However a further cash injection is required to give the interiors the same treatment, and with the trust being a non-profit charity, this has to be generated through campaigning.

The fundraising manager for Hoylake Cottage, Sarah Green, told the Wirral News that:

“The donation we received from Enrichment Technology Ltd has been a great boost to our fundraising effort for new equipment in the refurbished building… Along with donations from our supporters, recent bag packs, as well as a sponsored read by pupils from Great Meols Primary School, we are almost half way towards our £20,000 total.”

The centre is now continuing its search for the funds required to buy the rest of the equipment needed, although the amount of money that has been contributed already suggests that raising it will not prove to be a problem.