NHS charity fundraisers set to be recognised at awards ceremony

The fundraising efforts of people in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole are set to be recognised at an NHS awards ceremony.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is saying thank you to some of its many charity fundraisers at its annual staff awards ceremony Our Stars.
Each year as well as recognising staff there’s an award for the ‘Health Tree Foundation Charity Champion.’

Victoria Winterton, charity manager for the Health Tree Foundation, the official charity of the Trust, said: “This award recognises the wonderful contribution that our charity fundraisers make to our local NHS services.

“They raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Trust, via the Health Tree Foundation, which makes a huge difference to patients and to the working lives of staff.
“Regardless of who wins they are all stars and thoroughly deserve this recognition.”

In the last financial year income received from community fundraising was in excess of £400,000.

Three finalists have been shortlisted for the award. This is what each nominator said about them:

The Clay family: They go above and beyond each year to help raise funds to continue to support the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Scunthorpe. They have reaised thousands of pounds for new equipment for the babies on the unit. Their fundraising events help to support the parents whose babies stay on NICU.

Farmhouse Pub managers: Lee and Phil have held various charity events at their pub in Scunthorpe putting on live acts and taking part in Tough Mudder to help raise money for the Maternity Bereavement Suite (MBS) appeal at Scunthorpe.

Carol Colbeck: Carol has worked tirelessly to raise funds for the Neuro Rehab Centre (NRC) at Goole after her son spent a period of time with us in 2016. She sacrifices a huge amount of her personal time to create items and to run stalls to sell them in order to raise money for the unit. She continues to raise money for the unit two years on and has a fantastic relationship with the multi-disciplinary team at NRC working closely with them to identify equipment from a patient/family member point of view that the funds can be used to purchase.

The winner of the Health Tree Foundation Charity Champion Award will be revealed alongside nineteen other awards at the Our Stars 2018 ceremony at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Friday November 2.

Local NHS staff, volunteers and charity fundraisers will all be recognised at the ceremony which is sponsored by Amvale Medical Transport.