Generous Cheshire Freemasons handed over the keys to a specially adapted Fiat Doblo last week, enabling St Luke’s to replace its aging Hospice ambulance.

Kind donations totalling an amazing £13,114 helped St Luke’s to purchase the van, which is fitted with a platform hoist. The vehicle will be used to transport wheelchair-bound patients to access Day Hospice services at St Luke’s.

Wendy Field, Matron at St Luke’s said, “We are so grateful for this fantastic donation. Our Day Hospice services provide valuable support to those in our local community who are living with life-limiting illnesses. This van will ensure that those who most need our help can access it.”

St Luke’s Day Hospice offers complementary therapies, counselling and practical advice to patients and their carers. Volunteer drivers collect and drop off patients who may find their own transport difficult.

St Luke’s needs to raise £8,600 a day to provide vital care and support to patients in mid and south Cheshire.