Acorn Stairlifts has pledged to provide up to five stairlifts each month, with an annual retail sales value of up to £135,000, for people cared for by Marie Curie across the UK. The partnership, which will see the stairlifts installed free of charge, will support people living with a terminal illness by giving them the freedom to be cared for at home.
The initiative, which aims to deliver and install 60 stairlifts each year, was announced with the support of Marie Curie Patron Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE, who helped raise the £3.5million funds to build the Marie Curie Bradford Hospice in 2001.
Christine Hamilton-Stewart MBE, said: "Corporate support from local businesses is so important to any charity but to see this incredibly generous partnership between Acorn Stairlifts and Marie Curie Bradford grow into a national initiative, which will impact on so many families across the country, is fantastic"
Acorn Company Secretary Dave Belmont, added: "We are delighted to welcome Marie Curie as a new charity partner. With such vital, life enhancing work already undertaken by this incredible charity, we are looking forward to supporting their essential work even further through the free installation of our stairlifts for their patients. Every nine minutes someone in the world benefits from installing an Acorn Stairlift and we are delighted to be helping even more people through this ground-breaking initiative with Marie Curie.”