ROH Charity supports ROH’s Blue Heart Awards!

On Friday 8th July The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital hosted their first Staff awards – ‘Blue Light Awards’ since before the pandemic.

This year ROH Charity supported the event by gaining sponsorship from various individuals and businesses all of which went towards celebrating the incredible staff at ROH.

On Friday 8 July, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital celebrated the first Blue Heart Awards and the first awards event at a special venue since February 2020. This year ROH Charity supported the event by gaining sponsorship from various individuals and businesses all of which went towards celebrating the incredible staff at ROH.

The Blue Heart Awards celebrate the ‘heart of healthcare’ and the incredible things that the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital team do every day. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the amazing ROH team, recognising their talent, compassion and dedication.

Nominations opened in March with finalists announced in May, an array of awards were selected with over 500 nominations received from staff, patients, relatives and members of the public.

“Supporting staff within the Trust is one of our main objectives. The Blue heart awards offers the opportunity for staff to feel valued and recognised for going above and beyond. Therefore, we jump at the chance to be involved and support the Trust in this way” – Ali Gray, Charity Manager

ROH Charity received an overwhelming amount of support this year for the awards. Genmed pump primed the event by becoming the main event sponsor, their support has enabled the event to be bigger and better than ever.

Left to right: Professor Phil Begg - Executive Director of Strategy and Delivery, Jo Williams - Chief Executive Officer, Gemma Pearcey - Genmed representative, Elaine Bunn - Fundraising Officer, Ali Gray - Charity Manager, Tim Pile - Chairman.

Support was also gained by the following, in which we are so grateful:

The event also celebrated staff fundraisers within the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ category, with over 11 individuals shortlisted all of whom still are dedicated to supporting ROH Charity both inside and outside of work.

Members of the Charitable Funds Committee voted to decide their winner; however it was noted that they should all be acknowledged for their incredible achievements. Mr Deshmukh, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon was voted the winner of this category, below details his nomination which displays his achievements over the last few years:

“Mr Deshmukh is a regular fundraiser for us however took it upon himself to take part in the Virtual London Marathon as well as his own personal challenge to complete 6 Marathons challenge in 7 months. Mr Deshmukh went on to raise over £1300 towards ROH Charity and has since gone onto sign up for the 2022 event too.  Mr Deshmukh is one of the first consultants to contact us and get involved in a fundraising activity in support of our Charity and is a great role model to others in the same or similar field”

Medical Secretary to Mr Deshmukh - Rebecca Walker receiving the award on Mr Deshmukh's behalf.
To support this event or any others in our yearly calendar, contact the Charity Team on 0121 685 4379 or
To view the full list of the Blue Heart Awards winners, click here.

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