Fundraising drive launches at Newham Hospital

05 Aug 2019

Last Friday, staff and patients gathered to celebrate the official launch of our exciting new fundraising drive that's being rolled out across the five Barts Health hospitals of east London, starting at Newham Hospital.

Alwen Williams, CEO of Barts Health NHS Trust joined Tony Halton, MD of Newham Hospital, and our CEO, Fiona Miller Smith to honor the occasion. 

 

Your Hospital Your Charity

As the dedicated charity for the Barts Health hospitals, we are continually working to support amazing patient care, through funding projects that have real impact.

We're working with hospital staff to raise more money, so that we can do even more to benefit patients and staff in hospital. Our funding is open for all staff to apply to, and as part of the launch we're also very pleased to now have a staff 'hub' on our website that will support staff even more with useful information and resources.

Easy tap to donate 

We know that grateful patients and their friends and family often want to give back to hospital staff for the amazing care they receive.

Our new contactless 'tap to donate' points that are now in Newham Hospital make it easier than ever to give, in a matter of seconds! Donors can of course still give online through our website if they prefer.

Raised on site, spent on site

All of the donations that are raised at Newham Hospital will go directly into funding projects there, so the more that's raised, the more we can support. Some of the projects we have funded at Newham Hospital include; the Therapies gym, tilt chairs to support less mobile patients, comfort packs for families staying at Newham Hospital and the Rainbow Centre (see below).

We've also released a fundraising toolkit to help anyone that would like to support us, with their fundraising.

Real staff with real passion

All of our new posters and screens around Newham Hospital feature amazing real staff that work there, such as Jo Bakah - Ward Manager of the Rainbow Centre (pictured right). This Centre was built with our £6.8m funding and has transformed healthcare services for the children of Newham.

Jo is one of the many staff that are passionate about raising more funds to benefit patients and staff in hospital.

You can watch her 'behind the scenes' photo shoot video here:

Huge thanks to all the brilliant staff at Newham that are featured in our new fundraising materials: Jo Bakah, Petra Francis, Eva Rowe, Catriona Rowland, Imdad Ali, Paula Chuko, Nika Enrera, Adama Kamara and Arnel Martinez.

 

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