AFL Awards Prospect Hospice Outreach Grant

Swindon, UK and Spartanburg, SC – AFL, an international manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, presented a £1,150 community outreach grant to Prospect Hospice, an organisation that works within the Swindon community in partnership with patients, their families and organisations to provide and influence excellent care, support and understanding at end-of-life. The grant will support a new in-patient riser/recliner chair designed to promote independence and mobility with the use of pressure-relieving cushions. The chair provides a comfortable alternative to remaining in bed for patients.

“End-of-life care can be particularly demanding for care givers, but Prospect Hospice provides superb services to support both patients and their care givers,” commented Joanne Lawrence, community outreach coordinator at AFL Europe. “AFL associates are always enthusiastic in their support of Prospect Hospice and we have enjoyed getting to know them over the years. We’re confident the funding will be beneficial to them now and in the future.”

Prospect Hospice’s in-patient unit has 16 beds that are almost fully occupied by patients who choose the security of being based in hospice at the end of their lives.

“The in-patient unit is a place where extraordinary care is given and the focus on individual care needs of the patient is always our foremost consideration,” said Richard Hammond, deputy chief executive of Prospect Hospice. “We are so thankful to AFL and its associates for this grant as well as the other ways they support our organisation throughout the year.”

AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, associate engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit

About AFL
Founded in 1984, AFL is an international manufacturer providing end-to-end solutions to the energy, service provider, enterprise and industrial markets as well as several emerging markets. The company’s products are in use in over 130 countries and include fiber optic cable and hardware, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectivity, test and inspection equipment, fusion splicers and training. AFL also offers a wide variety of services supporting data center, enterprise, wireless and outside plant applications.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Joanne Lawrence
Community Outreach Coordinator
+44 1793 647 269

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager