The centre – which is set to take approximately six months to build – is being funded by a combination of grants and donations from members of the public, trusts and organisations.
Upon completion the centre (which is for Butterwick Hospice in Stockton) will provide services ranging from child bereavement support, family support services and complementary therapy provision.
Graham Leggatt-Chidgey who is the chief executive of Butterwick has hailed the start of the development as “fantastic”.
“To see the builders arrive on site is fantastic. It is the culmination of many years of sourcing help from many different foundations, trusts, funds and other organisations and individuals.” He said.
Legget-Chidgey went on to say that the long awaited centre is going to provide much needed additional services for both patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as for their families and loved ones.
Whilst complementary therapies are not intended to cure any long-term illnesses, there are many forms that can offer comfort, relaxation and therefore a level of relief. To find out more about the different forms of complementary therapies and how they work, please visit our Therapy Topics section.
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