A STEETON company has gone to the aid of a cancer patient who was struggling with mobility around her home.

The woman – who was diagnosed, at just 26, with an advanced and spreading form of the disease – could no longer negotiate her stairs.

But Acorn Stairlifts stepped in following an approach from the patient’s community palliative care team, in Harrow.

The company – based at the Millennium Business Park, in Station Road – installed a stairlift for free.

Gareth Deegan, for Acorn, said: “As a company we already have a national partnership with the Marie Curie charity, installing stairlifts so people cared for by its hospices can remain living at home for as long as possible.

“We were more than happy to work with the team in Harrow on a similar basis.”

Kerry Wloskowicz, from the community palliative care team, said the donation had been life-transforming for her patient – who asked not to be identified.