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Medical charity benefits from recycling company donation

 A charity near Peterborough which provides palliative care equipment to families in the local community has received a cash boost from Vanden Recycling.
Feb 2021 Vanden staff present charity cheque to NGNP
NGNPUK will benefit from Vanden Recycling's generosity

A donation of £500 has been made by the company to the No Gain, No Pain (NGNP) charity, based in Whittlesey, to help fund vital syringe drivers used to administer medication and pain relief to patients in their own home.

The charity was started by Whittlesey couple Louise and Lee Nicholls and their friend Samantha Carter several years ago after Louise’s dad benefited from the syringe driver during his end-of-life care.

On discovering that these drivers were difficult to access in the community, they began raising funds to buy them, and in turn allowing more people to reap the benefits.

NGNP secretary Lee said: “Huge thanks to everyone at Vanden Recycling for choosing NGNPUK as the charity to benefit from this donation.

“No Gain No Pain, is a small charity that fundraises for syringe drivers for use in local communities. A syringe driver is a small, computerised machine used mainly in palliative care which administers medication providing a steady stream of pain relief when patients can no longer take medicines orally.

“These machines help so many during their working lifetime and can help patients remain at home with their loved ones instead of going into hospital or a hospice. They offer patients and their families a choice, often at a very difficult time.

“These donations make a such a huge difference, and we received many heartfelt letters from families who benefited from their use.”

Stephen Fieldhouse of Vanden Recycling added: “We are delighted with the amount raised from our Christmas raffle. This is thanks to the team here on site and the kindness of our suppliers who donated the prizes.

“We chose to support NGNP because not only is it a Whittlesey-based charity, but because two of our employees have had relatives using this service. They placed great value on the charity, at the time it was really difficult to get access to syringe drivers and they would have to share them.”

The charity got its name from a play on words following its first fundraising initiative – a 54-mile cycle ride. To date, it has delivered 91 syringe drivers to the communities around Whittlesey, Thorney, Eye and surrounding areas. 

For more details about the charity visit www.ngnpuk.weebly.com