The Rapid team are proud to support Franklin Hospice

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Giving back to the community has always been one of our goals. When we first created Rapid Facility Services, we knew we wanted to be the kind of business that gives back.

Amidst our bustling schedule with clients, we haven’t forgotten that integrity is at the forefront of our ethos. That’s why we decided choosing a charity was a great way to give back.

And what better charity to choose than Franklin Hospice?

We are proud to support Franklin Hospice

Franklin Hospice is a remarkable organisation committed to providing exceptional palliative and specialised medical care to individuals with serious illnesses. At the core of their mission is the vision of enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families. It is an absolute privilege to support and offer our services, whether for grounds care, painting, path maintenance, building maintenance and more.

We are thrilled to have initiated a partnership with Franklin Hospice and have already completed our first job for them. The feedback from the Franklin Hospice team was overwhelmingly positive, which makes us feel proud to be able to contribute to their crucial work.

We commit one day every month to undertaking any necessary general repair projects to ensure that their premises are always running smoothly, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, an environment that offers solace to patients at a vulnerable time. This allows them to continue their hospice care with a greater degree of peace and comfort.

The history of Franklin Hospice

The history of Franklin Hospice in Pukekohe dates back to the early 1980s when the Franklin branch of the NZ Nurses Association recognised the challenges terminally ill patients and their families faced due to long distances to treatment centres.

A public meeting in 1983 led to the creation of a Steering Committee, paving the way for the establishment of Franklin Hospice in 1986 as a Trust, with a focus on supporting families in the community and providing patients with a better quality of life, even allowing them to remain in their own homes whenever possible.

As the Hospice grew, it required additional staff and funding. In 2008, a retail shop was opened, selling donated items to the public to raise funds. This led to a need for storage space, which the Franklin Women’s Club generously provided. The Hospice continued to expand, appointing its first grief and loss counsellor in 2010 and later moving to a new facility at 29 Hall Street in 2014, which was officially opened by the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

In 2015, the Hospice nursing team initiated a 24/7 telephone service to allow patients to contact a duty nurse anytime. The majority of the Hospice’s work has been made possible through the support of the community and donations, with additional funding provided by the government through Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau.

You too can show your support

Franklin Hospice always needs community donations. Every donation makes a meaningful impact in helping Franklin Hospice provide support to all their palliative patients and their loved ones. Your contribution truly matters and every little bit counts.

When you choose Rapid you choose Franklin Hospice

Franklin Hospice inspires us to embody empathy and compassion. We take great pride in supporting this charity’s exceptional work and are immensely grateful for its impact on the community.

Since our inception, community support has been a core value at Rapid Facility Services. Our commitment to Franklin Hospice remains steadfast, and we look forward to building upon our strong relationship.

While our expertise lies in industrial painting, food safety cleaning, industrial cleaning, and commercial cleaning services, our charitable endeavours are equally important to us.

Our clients play a vital role in enabling us to continue our charitable initiatives. Partnering with a company that prioritises giving back can make a meaningful difference. By selecting us, you are indirectly showing your support for Franklin Hospice.

If you seek a reputable company with a strong community focus, look no further. Whether the task is small or large, we are prepared to exceed your expectations and tackle challenges with our experienced team.

Contact us today for your industrial cleaning and maintenance services, and be confident that no matter the job, “we will do whatever others can’t or won’t.”

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