Be part of something memorable and help a local charity raise £75,000 to support NHS staff wellbeing, by enhancing staff areas and facilities in your local hospitals.
Treating over a million people in England every day, the NHS touches all our lives. Many of us feel pride and immense gratitude towards the local services that have continued to care for us and our loved ones over the decades – from birth to end of life, poorly or injured – the NHS is there for us all 24/7 when we need it most, no matter what! And it is the staff that delivers that care across Northamptonshire that Northamptonshire Health Charity wants to help to mark the 75th birthday of this much-loved institution.
The independent charity funds projects and initiatives that enhance patient care and experience, and support NHS staff wellbeing at Northampton General Hospital (NGH), Kettering General Hospital (KGH) and the community hospitals and mental health services under Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).
Christina Kelly from the charity said: “We aim to transform some of the oldest, most tired-looking staff areas that are in urgent need of some TLC. By transforming these areas, staff can take much-needed respite in appealing and relaxing spaces where they can hydrate, eat and unwind. It’s amazing what a difference a lick of paint, some new furniture, and creature comforts can do in helping to improve the mental health and wellbeing of staff.”
Celebrating 75 years of the NHS provides a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly every day caring for us, our families and friends under some incredibly challenging conditions. Christina said: “Many of us have our own reasons for wanting to say thank you, so join us in acknowledging this magnificent milestone by making a donation.”
One of the first donations used to kickstart the campaign was from the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. Following their tenure as the chamber’s Charity of the Year 2022/23, Northamptonshire Health Charity received a donation of £1,409 from fundraising activities coordinated by the chamber team throughout the 12-month period.
Head of Fundraising at the charity, Alison McCulloch said: “It was a fantastic learning curve being the chamber’s charity of the year. It opened up a huge array of new networking opportunities with businesses throughout Northampton and across the county. We’d like to thank everyone for their amazing support and we look forward to continuing to build relationships that benefit both the charity and the companies supporting us.”
As a special thank you, any business or individual that donates £500 or more to the campaign will be featured on the charity’s Donor Recognition page, acknowledged in weekly newsletters to the three NHS Trusts they support, their own monthly newsletter, and shared on social media.
For more information about the fundraising campaign and the different ways you can donate or get involved visit https://northamptonshirehealthcharity.co.uk/75 Or, you can make a donation online now.