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Kemp Hospice floored by new carpet
HOSPICE users in Kidderminster are back in their conservatory after the room was ruined by flooding during the summer.
The room at Kemp Hospice in Mason Road is operational again after generous staff at Worcester Road-based Victoria Carpets donated the carpet rolls, which were fitted earlier this month.
Bosses at Kemp say it would have cost the Kidderminsterbased charity £1,050 to replace the previous carpet, which was ruined by flood water.
Kemp fund-raising manager Kevin Hateley said: “We had a flood in the conservatory room a few months ago, which caused us to not be able to use that room. All the carpets were wrecked.
“Victoria very kindly donated the carpet and we had it fitted in the whole room – it looks great. Everybody is delighted with it.
“The room is now back fully operational and the patients are enjoying the room again. A big thank you from everyone connected with the hospice.”
The carpet firm was told of the problem at Kemp Hospice by staff at Community trade union, who also arranged the free fitting by staff from Birmingham-based Nicholls Carpets and Flooring.
Community campaign manager Gavin Miller said: “We did a bit of work for Kemp and shortly after we learnt the rain had ruined the carpet.”
A Victoria spokesman added: “After we were approached we found some carpet we could give them and let them have it. We thought it was a good cause and one of our managers who died suddenly last year, Chris Hirst, was a big supporter of Kemp.”
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