Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Integral and their valued supply chain donate new Cold Room to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

As part of Integral’s continual efforts to support local and national charities, the Refrigeration division, based in Leicester, have been working with Loughborough based Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, following an enquiry relating to the supply of a new and improved cold room for the Hospice kitchen.

Left to Right: Trevor Horton & Trevor Moores, TRV Electrical Sub-Contractors and Graham Morton, Integral Electrical Design Manager

As the East Midlands only Hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Their team of people help to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and support parents and siblings through their bereavements and caring for their children. The Hospice currently cares for over 300 patients across the region with a wide range of support requirements. The Hospice kitchen where fresh food is supplied daily to the patients, families and staff taking into account the special dietary requirements of all. The existing equipment was not suitable for purpose and suffered from reliability problems. The new Cold room would be larger thus giving the Hospice the ability to offer a greater variety of foods enabling to stock an improved range of produce to accommodate the increase in demand.

Left to Right: Simon Fletcher & Jim Smith, Gibson Refrigeration Installation Engineers

In early April of this year Integral approved the works to remove the existing Cold Room and supply and install the new larger cold store as a charitable donation. A team headed up by Integral Project Manager, Nick Gulliver, commenced works to establish the full needs of the Hospice, our design was carried out and a number of suppliers and contractors were engaged in relation to the project and its requirements.

The Cold Room installation was carried out over the bank holiday weekend. Our team of Integral Refrigeration Engineers and our trusted supply chain offered their own time to ensure the installation was carried out successfully.

None of the work would have been possible without the support of the entire team who worked on this project, nor would it have been possible without the support of our supply chain who all donated a number of key fixtures required to complete the works.

Kate Golding, Head of Giving at Rainbows said;

“All of the team really have gone above and beyond anything that we could have dreamed of.  The new fridge is amazing and will make such a difference to us.  Pete as you know provides all of the meals for the children and families and he is blown away by the generosity of everyone involved, it really will mean that he can concentrate on providing nutritious tasty meals for everyone rather than spending a lot of his time shopping and juggling for space.

I know there has been a lot of companies involved in making this happen but a real special thanks to you and everyone at Integral for encouraging everyone to be so generous and to get it all at no cost, well I can’t find the right words to say how grateful we are. It was so generous of you all to give up your time on Saturday, a really big special thanks to you from all of the children, young people, families and staff at Rainbows.”

A BIG thank you to the following suppliers for their kind donations and time in support of this fantastic charity:

The new Cold room installation increases the ability to supply and store more food services to the Hospice which is very much appreciated by Rainbow’s, the Loughborough based charity. Integral fully supports this very worth wile charity, carrying out fantastic work on a daily basis for so many families.

If you would like to support the Rainbows Charity or understand more about the great work they are doing please take the time to visit their website at www.rainbows.co.uk.