Hospice cleans up with Fishers’ free laundry offer

FishersLaundry firm Fishers is to provide a full service free of charge to a children’s hospice to ease the load on its hard-working staff.

The Cupar-based company will provide Rachel House Hospice in Kinross with all of its guest room bed linen and towels and also launder them. The company plans to extend the service to Robin House later in the year.

Jane McFarlane, clinical nurse manager at the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), described it as a “generous offer”

She said: “It will be a huge help towards the running costs of the laundry – one of our busiest departments which is in use 24/7 looking after towels, clothes and bedding.

“It will also give our staff the opportunity to spend more time with the children, which is what is most important to CHAS and the families that use Rachel House.”

Cupar-based Fishers is Scotland’s largest commercial laundry and textiles rental business, laundering more than two million items a week, and is keen to increase the company’s involvement in its local communities.

Michael Jones, the firm’s managing director, said: “Laundry is a time-consuming chore for most people but for us it’s our business and we love it. We’re thrilled that CHAS has accepted our offer to take care of their laundry for them and we’re pleased that this will free up staff to spend more time with the children and their families.

“As a long established Scottish business, we care passionately about the communities that we serve and I can think of no more appropriate or deserving focus for us than CHAS. We’re pleased to partner with this very worthwhile charity and it’s my hope that the Scottish business sector will respond enthusiastically to this fresh charitable model.”

Fishers has also chosen CHAS as its corporate charity for 2015 and is planning to hold various fundraising and volunteering projects throughout the year.


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