Weʼre raising £7,000 to fund thank you events for the volunteers at Queen's and King George Hospital in Essex.
- London Borough of Havering, UK
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The Legacy of the 2012 London Olympics is a nation who understand and value the important work undertaken by volunteers in every business and sector. This is never more acutely felt than in the NHS. Our staff and services are stretched at all times and our volunteer communities help deliver the extra dimensions of being a caring service.
At Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT), we believe we have some of the most amazing volunteers. They give up their time regularly to support our patients in all sorts of ways: as wayfinders and guides – helping people get around our hospitals; as ward befrienders – spending time talking to some of our lonelier or more confused patients or playing games and doing crosswords with those more able to do so; as refreshment hostesses – serving tea, coffee, biscuits and a smile to patients having chemotherapy on our cancer unit and in a hundred other ways. We currently have 506 and that number is increasing every month as more and more people support their local hospitals by volunteering here.
We want to ensure our volunteers feel valued and thanking them on a regular basis is a key part of this. At a time when NHS budgets are equally stretched and need to be spent on patient care and treatment, there is no money to support this work and the Voluntary Services and Patient Experience Team have therefore committed to raising money themselves so that they can deliver thank you events. Our volunteers, true to form, have taken on some of the fundraising themselves but we would like to do more.
If you would like to contribute, would like to know about our fundraising efforts or have an idea for fundraising, or just want to know more about why volunteering at BHRUT is so special, please do get in touch.
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Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Trust Voluntary Services
London Borough of Havering, UK
We are raising money to support our 506 + volunteers at Queen's and King George Hospitals in Essex. Our volunteers give thousand of hours every year supporting patients and staff, & we want to make sure that we can continue to thank them, with events and day trips.
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