St John's Hospice at Pure Leisure
John Morphet and the Pure Leisure team along with representatives from St John’s Hospice

The team at St John’s Hospice were delighted to be contacted by leading independent holiday park operator, Pure Leisure Group that they would like to make a donation to the hospice, a very generous £50,000.

PLG founder and local entrepreneur, John Morphet, presented representatives of the hospice with a cheque for at its head office in Carnforth on Wednesday 17th January where he was joined by a number of representatives and ambassadors from St John’s as well as Beechwood Care Centre who also received a donation.

Commenting on the donation, John said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to offer such substantial donations to two charities that we know from our guest and owner communities, make a real difference to people living in both Stockport and Lancaster.

“The work they do for individuals and families experiencing unimaginably hard times is simply priceless and so when it came to selecting our charity recipients for 2024 it was an easy choice. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank both Beechwood and St John’s for their amazing work and hope the cash boost enables them to continue their vital roles in the communities in which they operate.”

The donation is a combination of business profit contribution and a charity pot which has accrued throughout 2023 with £5 from each holiday booking being assigned to charitable organisations.

Sue McGraw, chief executive, St John’s Hospice said,

“St John’s Hospice is extremely honoured to receive such a generous donation from Pure Leisure Group. This will make such a positive difference to the patients and families we care for in the Hospice and in patients’ homes. The care and compassion those patients’ families will receive and remember as a result of PLG’s generosity is incalculable.” 

The £50,000 St John’s Hospice donation could cover the cost for 625 visits from the Hospice at Home two-person team to travel and visit patients in their own home – bringing care and treatment to someone who has decided to spend their last weeks at home.

Pure Leisure Group has an award-winning collection of luxury holiday parks boasting a unique collection of permanent lodges, houses, rustic pods, glamping pitches, caravans and touring pitches located across the UK.

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Donations like this make a huge difference in ensuring that St John’s can continue to be there for patient and their families at the hospice and also out across the communities of South Lakes, North Lancashire and parts of North Yorkshire.