Donna-Louise-hospiceUK: A Staffordshire-based childrens’ hospice is benefiting from the charitable donation of a £30,000 state-of-the-art air conditioning system.

Distributor TF Solutions, in partnership with Fujitsu Air Conditioning and Lawton Tubes have donated, designed and installed a Fujitsu VR2 three-pipe VRF air conditioning system at The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

TF Solutions’ nominated charity, the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice provides outstanding levels of treatment and support for children battling life-limiting conditions across Staffordshire and Cheshire. This latest project represents the biggest donation to date by TF Solutions in what has been a four-year relationship with the charity. Previous TF Solutions fundraising efforts have resulted in over £10,000 being raised for the hospice.

The system, which was provided completely free-of-charge, has the capacity to provide heating and cooling to five patient bedrooms as well as a parents’ lounge and a conference room.

“Due to the sensitivity of the environment, we decided to opt for ducted evaporators so that future service and maintenance work can be conducted via the loft space to reduce disruption to occupants of the bedrooms below,” explained Lewis Jones, TF Solutions’ technical services manager. “These ducted units will also allow for better air distribution and minimise the risk of draughts. As the Donna Louise is a non–profit organisation we were extremely aware of running costs for any equipment we installed, and this system will enable their utility costs to reduce significantly without affecting the comfort of residents and guests,” he added.

“When we heard how some of the bedrooms in the hospice have been too warm and how uncomfortable the children get, we wanted to put our expertise into action and do something practical to help too,” said TF Solutions director Andy Cherrill.