Dougie Mac have been overwhelmed by the support of their local community following an urgent appeal for hand sanitizer and face masks.
The appeal for clinical products has seen individuals and businesses alike pull together to donate items for their local adult hospice, who are still providing 24/7 patient care amidst the challenging Covid-19 pandemic.
Chris McCue and his 12 year old son, Liam were particularly keen to get involved as part of their on-going support for Dougie Mac in memory of their much loved Wife and Mum, Angela. After seeing the appeal on Facebook and scouring the internet for suitable items, Chris and Liam purchased and donated 15 bottles of hand sanitizer and 50 masks to Dougie Mac’s clinical team.
“We chose to support Dougie Mac by buying hand sanitizer and masks
because they were amazing when caring for and supporting my wife Angela as well
as myself and our son Liam throughout my wife’s 3 years battle with cancer.
Dougie Mac’s Day Therapy Service provided Angela with a break from the countless hospital appointments and chemotherapy sessions she had to endure.
The sense of Dougie Mac being a safe, happy place for her was the reason Angela chose to be admitted into the hospice when her health began to fail her. Her stay in the Dougie Mac was very short but I know she felt comforted to be there and was grateful that the hospice were able to accommodate one of her last wishes.
Liam and I will continue to support them in any way we can in memory of our very much missed wife and mum.”
As well as fantastic support from individuals like Chris and Liam, Dougie Mac have also been inundated with clinical donations from local businesses including Reliance Medical, B-Hygienic, Chemical Hut and Connectionz in Shelton.
Local food suppliers and restaurants including Costa Coffee Hanley, Wrights Pies and Subway in Meir have also shown their support. Donations of milk, pies, cakes and fresh vegetables following their recent closures have also helped the kitchen team prepare delicious meals for Dougie Mac’s patients and staff.
Director of Care at Dougie Mac, Jeanette McCartney is delighted by the response of support:
“We are so grateful to everyone who has thought about us and made a donation during this most unprecedented time. Our clinical team really appreciate the generosity of our local community and the donations have really helped to boost morale and our spirits at a very challenging time.”
To support Dougie Mac and their continued end of life care, supporters are welcome to sign up to the weekly Dougie Mac Lottery or make a one off or regular donation. Please visit: https://www.dmhospice.org.uk/how-you-can-help-us/