Local children and families who use the hydrotherapy pool at Acorns Children’s Hospice are set to benefit thanks to a generous maintenance company.
Sterling Hydrotech Ltd, experts in swimming pool maintenance and refurbishment donated their time to undertake essential repair works on the pool at Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester.
A specialist dive team from the Chesterfield-based company replaced a number of mosaic tiles which had come detached in the pool, work that would normally amount to £1,500 per-day, but was provided free of charge by way of donation to Acorns.
Becky Hughes, Matron at the hospice on the Bath Road, said: “We are so grateful to Sterling Hydrotech for their kindness in providing these repairs. Now our pool is up and running again for all the children and families who need it.
“Hydrotherapy is an essential part of the care we provide at Acorns, giving children with limited movement a freedom they wouldn’t experience anywhere else.
“There are numerous physical benefits too, as well as it being a really fun activity for the children we care for. And unlike public pools, at Acorns it’s an activity the whole family can take part in, creating precious memories.”
Acorns for the Three Counties in Worcester opened in 2005 and cares for around 200 local children and their families every year.
Children accessing the hospice stay for short breaks, emergency and end of life care, as well benefiting from a number of therapies, including hydrotherapy, tailored to their individual needs.
Sarah Barnard, National Service Manager at Sterling Hydrotech Ltd said, “We are delighted as a company to have the opportunity of working with Acorns, across a number of sites, and are always looking for ways we can support them in their great work.”