The timber and builders merchant responded to a request through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, for 500 stress balls.
Worth £500, the balls are to be used by patients at the Lymphoedema Clinic – an outpatient service based in the Hospice’s new Bradbury Wellness Centre.
The clinic aims to improve patients’ lymphatic circulation and drainage. Patients are also taught how to manage their condition at home through self-massage, which encourages drainage of lymph nodes through massaging with the stress ball inside their elbows, groin and behind the knee.
“The treatment and help we provide in our Lymphoedema Clinic can help reduce swelling in limbs, improve grip and flexibility, increase finger dexterity and can even help decrease anxiety levels,” explains Lynn Morgan, CEO of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
“We would like to thank Ridgeons for their support – this therapeutic resource allows self-management of what can be a very debilitating and chronic condition, bringing a sense of independence, empowerment and control.”
Ridgeons Group’s, Joe Douglas, said: “Ridgeons is a long-term supporter of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
“When the application came in, we were delighted to respond for an organisation which delivers critical services in our community.”