As many will know, MPS Windows focus is not just business. We consider ourselves part of the local community and care about the people within it. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to be able to assist with various projects. From community events, organisations, clubs and charities to show our appreciation and to help support and grow our community. Two great local causes that we have recently aided, we feel deserve a special mention.
MPS have been long-time supporters of Exmouth RNLI and Hospiscare. The work that both undertake could greatly affect our lives one day, if they haven’t already. Their work never ends, and they rely on the assistance of the public to help improve their services. Services that ultimately benefit us.
Exmouth and surrounding areas such as Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are all situated in a coastal environment. We are fortunate enough to be supported with a 24-hour, year-round rescue service provided by the RNLI. Since they began in 1824, the RNLI have helped save over 142,000 lives but their services go further than that. They help influence, supervise, and educate people with an aim of helping us all become safer water users. Without their continued help and support, our beaches would certainly not be as safe as they currently are.
In Exmouth, we have a state of the art, purpose-built lifeboat station. This further increases the RNLI’s capabilities of reacting to time sensitive situations. Recently, we were notified of a failed glazed unit at the station. A rare occasion where our area of expertise was able to benefit them, as opposed to the other way around. This issue was dealt with as a matter of urgency. Within 48 hours, the new glazed unit was measured, manufactured, and installed. As a way of a charitable donation, we waived any fees due. This has allowed their funds to be allocated in other areas to help improve their already exemplary services.
If you are in a position where you would like to help support the RNLI or would simply find out more about the work they do, please click here.
One thing that we all share Is that we care about our friends and family. A life limiting, or terminal illness of any form is absolutely devastating, however this is unfortunately news that many of us will be faced with one day. Hospiscare are here to help and have had a directly impacted many adults from Exeter, East and Mid Devon. Annually, the work that they do helps over 2,500 people aged 18 and above.
The help that Hospiscare gives is tailored to the individual to ensure their needs are best met. Also, all of the services they provide are free of charge. Their aim is to provide the best care that they can and remove as much stress as possible. Hospiscare know that every day matters and help their patients make every one count. Hospiscare have a specialist short-stay ward in Exeter, provide support at home and also have a support line that is not just limited to patients. Family members, healthcare professionals and carers can also take advantage of the support that they offer. To find out more about the amazing work that Hospiscare do, click here.
Meet Two Local Heroes
Two local ladies, long term friends Jennie Scott and Gail Thorpe are running the 2022 edition of the London Marathon in a bid to fundraise and raise awareness for Hospiscare.
Jennie’s Auntie, and stepfather were both fortunate enough to benefit from the support that Hospiscare provide. In her own words ‘Exeter Hospice provided the compassion and care they so richly deserved. I want to do something challenging for all those that bravely fight to live their every day to the best.’ Jennie, having never run a marathon before is taking on a challenge most of us never will. To help support her cause, you can either click here or on the picture below.
Gail has also elected to run in aid of Hospiscare. She is a huge believer in the incredible work they do on a daily basis. Gail has said ‘I want to help raise awareness, and funds for Exeter Hospiscare. The work they do does not just benefit people near the end of their life, but they also provide care for people with life limiting illnesses and help give them a better quality of life too. The work they do is so important to so many people.’ If you are able to help Gail by making a donation, then please click here or on the picture below.