GENEROUS hotel bosses have donated furniture from over 70 of its rooms to the Shakespeare Hospice shop.
Billesley Manor, just outside Stratford, is undergoing a major refurbishment set to be completed next year.
The historic hotel will be donating more furniture and fixtures during the renovation to help raise funds for the Shottery-based hospice, which last year supported over 1,000 people across South Warwickshire.
The hospice shop – in Avenue Farm just off Birmingham Road – will use cash raised to provide its free services, including a day hospice, home-care service and bereavement support.
Hotel manager Stephen Fearnley said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support The Shakespeare Hospice with its fund-raising efforts by donating furniture collected during our refurbishment programme.
“The work that the hospice does is absolutely fantastic and it’s great to know that funds raised will play an important part in helping it to continue to provide caring and compassionate support to adults and young people in the local community.”
This year sees changes to the reception, bar, the Great Hall, the restaurants, corridors and lounge areas, in order to re-establish the former Elizabethan home as a luxury hotel and spa.
Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk for more information about the hospice.