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£440raised of £2,000 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £440 to go towards the development of the Occupational Therapy department including therapeutic garden and new sensory room at The Glenbourne Unit

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    The Glenbourne Unit in Plymouth treats adults with acute mental health problems and in crisis. Earlier this year we were awarded the rating of “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (my understanding is that only two other acute mental health units in the whole country achieved this) for the high levels of care and support we provide our patients with. We have two fantastic wards which have recently undergone extensive renovation and modernisation filled with some amazing nurses who were recognised as being the best in the country in terms of the care and compassion they give our patients.

    On the 8th October Jess Austen (Referral Coordinator, The Glenbourne Unit), Marie Rossington (Clinical Team Lead, The Glenbourne Unit), Maggie Cassidy (Assisstant Practitioner, The Glenbourne Unit), Cathy Fiander (Patient Finance Officer, The Glenbourne Unit), Sharon Smyth (Occupational Therapist, Learning Disabilities Team) and Matt Wollerton are walking a large section of The Great Wall of China to raise money for the Occupational Therapy department, therapeutic garden and the new sensory room at The Glenbourne Unit. Originally constructed to defend China against the nomadic tribes, the Great Wall is a thrilling challenge of twists, turns, ups and downs. Beginning four hours north of Beijing, the challenge takes them on a series of vigorous upwards climbs of over 10,000 relentless steps over the course of the trip. As the days progress they will follow the winding path along the mountains that spread either side of the Gubeikou Gateway.

    The team have been training really hard for this amazing challenge over the last few months but they need your help to try and reach their target of £10,000. This opportunity has cost each member of the group in excess of £2000 which they have paid out of their own pockets! They decided to do it in this way to ensure that 100% of the donations they receive go towards the cause they are raising money for and none of this money is used to fund any part of the trip. The team decided to set themselves a personal fund raising target of £1000 each which they have been busy collecting from family, friends and colleagues. They are now so close to hitting their target and are truly in awe of the generosity of all these people. Help them to raise the last £2000 for this fantastic cause!



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      • Anonymous


        Oct 9, 2017

        For Marie rossington and friends you are amazing good luck jeanie fowler


      • Rhian Slattery

        Rhian Slattery

        Oct 7, 2017

        Best wishes to all of the team... Good luck and happy adventuring! xx


      • Lindsay Aikman

        Lindsay Aikman

        Oct 4, 2017

        Thank you for taking on this whopper of a challenge for a great cause... have an amazing time xxxGO TEAM!!!


      • Danielle Johns

        Danielle Johns

        Oct 2, 2017

        Good luck to all of you on this journey! You are all a credit to the unit!


      • Sue Breed

        Sue Breed

        Oct 2, 2017

        Good luck Jess! Sorry I'm a bit late donating. Hope you'll share your progress on fb. Love Sue and Roger x

      • Kitty Austen

        Kitty Austen

        Sep 26, 2017

        make sure to bring me back a Chinese gift worth 20 quid. xxx


      • Alex Leonard

        Alex Leonard

        Sep 26, 2017

        You are doing such a wonderful thing Jess to fundraise for the hospital in Southern England. We are all very proud of you here, your family in Canada. Much love mate.


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