Help raise cash for ED appeal
8:30pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
WITH work under way on transforming the Great Western Hospital’s Emergency Department, fundraising manager Hannah Persaud has told how people can pitch in to raise vital funds for the hospital.
Even though the refurbishment of the ED is funded by the GWH NHS Foundation Trust’s budget, funds are still required to provide some added extras to make the whole experience even better.
The charitable fund Brighter Futures, which raises money for the whole trust, has been asked to raise as much money as possible to provide items like a flat screen TV in the children’s waiting area, embedded iPads with games to play on, a child-friendly refreshment stand and comfortable chairs.
The Adver has launched the Making it Better appeal to help raise approximately £20,000 towards the cause.
Hannah said: “We don’t have a fundraising target, so if we raise £10,000 that would be great. If we raise £100,000 it just means we can do much more with that money.
“All the standard items have been covered by the trust, so it is all the items that will make it slightly different and hopefully a better experience for the children and their families.”
To make a donation, visit the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/GWH-ED-Appeal or text GWED50 with your amount to 70070. People can also claim gift aid at no extra cost.
Alternatively, you can also donate by cheque, make a donation in person at the cashiers office on the ground floor, and finally call or email the fundraising manager Hannah Persaud to talk about other ways to fundraise on 01793 605631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques can be made out to Great Western Hospital and sent to Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Department, Trust HQ, Floor 2, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 6BB.
We would like to hear from any parents who have had experience of the department with their children. Email us your stories at email@example.com, tweet us at @swindonadver or call 01793 501794
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