Easton Group launch into space with Ayrshire Hospice

The Ayrshire Hospice is making a giant leap as the first Scottish charity to go into space, and Easton Group is proud to announce that they will be onboard to support them as Corporate Pioneers. The purpose of the space launch is to raise awareness and funds for a £13 million redevelopment of the Hospice’s site and facilities.

The space launch will take place on 22/2/22 in partnership with experts, ‘Sent Into Space’, when a bespoke time capsule, containing a piece of the original Hospice, will be blasted 50km above the earth’s atmosphere. Upon its return to earth, the time capsule will be placed within a sculpture at the heart of the redeveloped Hospice. During the flight, the capsule will be filmed making its way to the curvature of the earth, followed by its safe return, with Easton Group onboard as Corporate Pioneers.

The Ayrshire Hospice was originally founded in 1983 and the facility is in urgent need of redevelopment to ensure that it can continue to provide care to people with life limiting illnesses, across the whole of Ayrshire, for many years to come.

At the heart of the £13 million redevelopment, will be a brand-new In-Patient Unit which will contain 18 single, en-suite rooms with private patio, enabling bed access outside. Each room will have space for loved ones to visit and stay overnight. Another bed can be hooked onto the patient bed to allow loved ones to sleep beside the patient, and the rooms have been designed to create more natural light and the patio can be used in all weathers, anytime of year. There will also be two patient and family respite rooms, a seamless linking corridor to the Day Services wing, clinical and community nursing hubs, a contemplation space, as well as a dedicated playroom for children and a separate teen space for young people who are visiting their family at the Hospice.

As a Corporate Pioneers, Easton Group are supporting the public phase of the capital campaign which seeks to raise £250,000 from a 4-day Crowdfunder, over 84 hours between 18th and 21st February, with the space launch taking place the next day.

“As an Ayrshire-based family business, Easton Group is proud to support this worthy project. Many of our staff, clients, partners, and their families, have benefitted from the important services the Hospice provides, and this capital build project will safeguard the future of palliative care for the whole of Ayrshire and Arran for many years to come.”

Steven Easton

Easton Group director