Morley firm helps families at Leeds Children’s Hospital by supporting Eckersley House during refurb

A charity that provides an invaluable home from home for families with seriously ill children in hospital is “over the moon” after Apleona Workspace came to their rescue during a recent refurbishment project.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 5:00 pm

The Sick Children’s Trust’s Eckersley House offers families somewhere to stay, free of charge, while their children undergo treatment at the nearby Leeds Children’s Hospital.

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The trust provides 23 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, three kitchens, play rooms and even a laundry. Apleona Workspace helped out by removing the old beds and bedroom chairs that were no longer needed after the refurb.

Jane McHale, Eckersley House manager, said: “As a charity that relies entirely on donations, this was an unbelievable gesture of kindness from Apleona. It gave us peace of mind, it meant that we saved money and that we could make sure the rooms were ready as quickly as possible to give more families a comfortable place to stay as the team were really flexible regarding when they could help us. We really can’t thank Apleona enough for making this possible.”

Terry Cowling, Apleona Workspace operations director, said: “All of the furniture that we removed from Eckersley House was recycled, with none of it going to landfill, so not only did it help with their refurbishment project but it also had no negative environmental impact.”