HOUSEBUILDER Stewart Milne Homes has donated two giant Christmas trees, bringing festive cheer to patients and staff at Wirral’s Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals.
The Christmas trees, which are 22ft and 18ft in height, were delivered to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust over the weekend and will be displayed at the main entrances of the two hospitals throughout the Christmas period.
Staff from Stewart Milne Homes and hospital nursing staff, officially switched on the lights last week.
This is the second year that the housebuilder has provided trees for the two hospitals and Stewart Milne Homes hopes to build on these donations, as part of a longer relationship with the hospital trust.
David Allison, Chief Executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “Spending any amount of time at hospital during the festive season can be tough and we try wherever we can to make the experience as easy as possible. Thousands of people will pass through our hospital doors this Christmas and our trees will be the first thing they will see.
“This kind donation from Stewart Milne Homes for yet another year, will help to spread some festive cheer among the patients, their families and our staff who will be working around the clock this Christmas.”
Stewart Milne Homes is in the process of constructing a new community of 180 new family homes at its Upton Pines development on Arrowe Park road near the village of Upton.
Lynne Vogel, senior sales manager at Stewart Milne Homes, said: “We want to support local organisations wherever we can and Arrowe Park hospital is just a stone’s throw away from our homes at Upton Pines.
“We hope that these Christmas trees help to bring a little bit of festive magic to those who have to spend the holidays in hospital, rather than at home with their loved ones.
“Over the next few months we hope to be able to continue our relationship with both the Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals and provide support where we can for projects which will benefits staff, patients and the wider community.”
To find out more about Stewart Milne Homes or the range of homes available at Upton Pines, call 0845 900 3633 or visit www.stewartmilnehomes.com