Arnold Clark has recently donated £500 to support The Haven Centre – a charitable organisation that provides holistic therapies to individuals and families affected by life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and motor neuron disease. David McDonald, General Manager of the East Kilbride Vauxhall branch, was in attendance to present the centre with their cheque.
The donation will assist the opening of The Haven’s newest centre in the grounds of Wishaw General Hospital on August 3rd. The Haven Wishaw will help extend support across the whole of Lanarkshire alongside the current facilities in Blantyre and Forth.
Janice Williams, Haven manager said: ‘This is an exciting time for the charity during this period of growth, and we are all delighted to be reaching out and providing support to more clients and families. At The Haven, we understand that the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness is a life changing event, and the programme of support available is designed to help individuals cope with all aspects of their illness, and enable them to face their future with hope.’
The Haven aims to create a relaxed environment in order to relieve the added stress and anxiety associated with the challenges of living with a life-limiting condition. Professionally qualified therapists and counselors work closely together to provide the highest standard of support. These services enable patients to develop positive coping strategies and gain a greater understanding of their own emotions. Specialist nurses are also available and are essential in ensuring continual support throughout treatment.
Haven offers a free drop-in centre with no need for medical referral. All ages at various stages of illness are welcome at the charity and support is flexible with care specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Fiona Davidson, Haven nurse said: ‘As a Haven nurse it is wonderful to be able to provide support to people of all ages and at all stages of their illness from diagnosis, and be able to tailor the support to the individual. I am very much looking forward to being the nurse in the new centre and would encourage anyone who thinks they may need the support of The Haven to drop in and see us. I look forward to meeting you.’
The Haven Wishaw opens on 3 August, and thanks to Arnold Clark’s donation of £500 they can help deliver their incredible services to their clients now in North Lanarkshire.
Fundraising Officer, Scott Cunningham MBE added: ‘All of us at The Haven would like to say a massive thank you to Arnold Clark for their very kind and generous donation. It is with generosity like this that we are able to continue our much needed and loved services such as therapies to our clients and their families. It is with amazing donations such as this and individuals undertaking events on our behalf that allow us to continue our work within the North and South Lanarkshire communities with our centres in Blantyre, Wishaw and along the Clyde Valley area and beyond from our centre in Forth.’