Michael Aspel visits New Build site

Last Friday our Celebrity patron Michael Aspel, donned his hat and high vis jacket for a tour around the new Hospice building site in Goldsworth Park, Woking.

Michael and his partner, Irene Clark were given a tour around the site along with senior management of the Hospice’s Marketing & Fundraising team, to see the builders at work transforming the disused office block in Denton Way into a state-of-the-art 20-bedded facility, fit for 21st century care, ready to open its doors in 2017.

Lending his support to the Campaign, Michael said “it was a perfect day for being on a building site – damp and muddy.  I was impressed by the way builders and architects have got together to solve the day-to-day problems and adjustments that have come their way. But things are looking good.  I was fascinated by the foundations of the lift – so complicated, with all the latest techniques in use, which is very reassuring”.

Thanks to support from local funders, businesses, trusts and foundations, the charities have so far been able to raise the first 60% of the project costs with which to begin the build. However, there is a further £3.4million still to find and a New Build Appeal is being launched for the public at the end of February to ask for support to raise the final amount.

Michael will be appearing in Woking Town Centre at the New Build Appeal Campaign Launch Event on Saturday 20th February.

Members of the community who have questions about the plans for the New Build are welcome to attend a Q&A session that is being held at Goldsworth Park Hospice Shop on Monday 22nd February 12 – 1pm.