Onwards and upwards as firm raises hospital fund ceiling!
AN appeal to refurbish Kettering General Hospital’s staff recreation hall has been supported by a local company.
Cubex Contracts, of Raunds, has fitted a new suspended ceiling and insulated walling in the Recreation Hall at cost saving the Revive the Rec Hall Appeal approximately £6,000.
The Revive the Rec Hall Appeal aims to raise £145,000 to renovate the hall – which is more than 50 years old – for the benefit of staff and the community.
It is being organised by a team of volunteers from the hospital and its supporters locally.
One of the appeal organisers, and a Kettering General Hospital staff governor, Fiona Barber, said: “We found out about Cubex Contracts through the efforts of one of main fundraisers, Shirley Newman, who is a friend of the MD.
“We were absolutely delighted when they offered to do the work at cost saving us a very significant sum of money.
“We can’t thank them enough for supporting our Appeal and doing their bit for the local community. It has changed the whole look and feel of the hall and is absolutely fantastic.”
The work involved fitting all the walls with insulated plasterboard, which has helped with keeping heat in, sound-proofing and acoustics as well as being much more attractive.
The suspended ceiling is making the hall cosier and it has also been fitted with cabling to enable stage lighting and other equipment to be added to the hall.
Cubex Contracts managing director Andy Mackenzie said: “We wanted to support the Revive the Rec Hall Appeal when we realised it was a charitable venture to benefit both the hospital’s staff as well as the local community.
“It was a great opportunity for us to say thank you to the hospital staff from whom many of our own staff and customers have received excellent care over the years.”
Fiona added: “We are very grateful for all the support we have received so far – from many individuals and companies – and it means the appeal continues to gather momentum.”
Pictured above – RAISING THE ROOF: From left, Revive the Rec Hall fundraiser and staff governor Fiona Barber with Cubex Contracts managing director Andy Mackenzie, site manager Mason Whiting and senior projects manager Manny Van-Niekerk.