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Revisiting the Butterfly Hospice Trust

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As a co-operative, we’re owned by members and reinvest our profits into the community. Today (19th August 2021) we mark our 160th year of trading.

In this time, we’ve done some wonderful work in the community - a true testament to our success as a society.

We celebrated our 150th birthday by donating £500,000 worth of grants to 150 good causes in our local area.

As our 160th birthday rolls around, it's time to take a look back and celebrate the impact of these grants.

One of the beneficiaries was the Butterfly Hospice Trust, receiving an amazing £25,000.

The Butterfly Hospice Trust is the charitable organisation supporting the Butterfly Hospice, a six-bedded unit providing end-of-life care for adults in Boston.

It raises money through fundraising and retail but is also heavily reliant on the support of local organisations.

Our funding provided essential medical equipment and supported the development of the beautiful gardens surrounding the hospice, such as; numerous plants, a tranquil fountain, benches to sit and enjoy the gardens, and essential fencing and security gates surrounding the hospice.

Bridget MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer at the Butterfly Hospice Trust, explained the importance of these gardens: “The gardens sets us aside as a centre that goes above and beyond what you might expect from a hospice. Without having these facilities, we wouldn’t be able to provide such a personal experience.

“Lincolnshire Co-op’s funding has enabled us to make each person’s journey personal to them. Although our rooms are tailored to a person’s home-from-home environment, the gardens provide that extra escape.

“Our facility is a place for rest, but it is also about enjoying this time and giving a quality of life. It’s not a place of sorrow, we make the best of a challenging time.

"In these gardens, we can have celebrations - for example, this year we hosted an afternoon tea for Volunteers Week, and patients were able to come and join us."


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