Over £1000 raised through the NHS Big Tea!
ROH Charity hosted their very own #BigTeaParty in celebration of the NHS’ 74th Birthday on the 5th July 2022. Over £1000 was raised for ROH Charity thanks to the generous donations made from Archies Flipflops, Starbucks Maypole and Morrisons Bromsgrove.
“The NHS Big Tea campaign is so much more than just fundraising. It’s about raising the profile of NHS Charities across the region and the impact we can have on hospitals. That’s why this year we worked extra hard to support and engage with staff, patients, students and researchers through our Big-Tea celebrations, as well as raise funds for the hospital.” – Ali Gray, Charity Manager
All those in the hospital and the public, were invited to vote in ROH Charity’s first poster competition which launched in early June; an initiative created to help generate new wellbeing ideas which ROH Charity could support. Staff worked together to submit their idea in the form of a poster, which were exhibited both within the hospital and online. Voting opened for all on the NHS birthday (5th July) and will continue to be open until 8th July. Results of the votes will be used to help ROH Charity choose who are the deserving winners of the £5k prize.
A bake sale and flipflop sale also took place with the exhibition in order to raise funds for ROH Charity. This was hosted in the ROH Knowledge hub whereby volunteers, staff, students and researcher regularly convene and where ROH Charity invests a significant amount of their income.
“It was so lovely to see both clinical and non-clinical staff, students and researchers come together to support ROH Charity in such a positive environment. We would like to say a huge thank you to Archies Footwear, Starbucks Maypole and Morrisons Bromsgrove for supporting our NHS Big Tea Celebrations this year. We could not have done it without them” – Elaine Bunn, Fundraising Officer
ROH Charity always tries to support patients and alleviate stress in whatever way they can. Trust Volunteer – Gill kindly supported the event by distributing cakes and sweet treats to all our inpatients, completely free of charge as a gift from ROH Charity. Cards were also given to patients to explain the reasons for the NHS Big Tea and also acknowledge the generosity given from Starbucks Maypole and Morrisons Bromsgrove.
Staff and Volunteers were also gifted large boxes of chocolates to thank them for their incredible work this year. Members of the Trust board hand delivered these to departments as part of the celebrations, which were received gratefully by both clinical and non-clinical teams.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to thank the staff for all for the incredible work they do. The ROH is one team and by working together we really do change lives. In a fortunate turn of events, it’s also ‘World Chocolate Day’ this week on the 7 July – so obviously we had to blend both of these celebrations together!” – Jo Williams Chief Executive Officer
You can still support our NHS Big Tea campaign by hosting your own big tea party at home with your friends and family or with your colleagues at work!
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