How Local Businesses Are Helping To Support NHS Staff Through Our Commemorative Dandelion Appeal

We are incredibly grateful to the local business community for getting behind our latest appeal to help raise funds for new and improved outdoor spaces at our hospitals.

Our new green areas will include a Commemorative Garden at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to remember the lives lost during the pandemic and to thank our dedicated NHS teams for everything they have done and continue to do. It will be a calm, tranquil area where our hardworking staff can take a break and relax, where patients can enjoy time outdoors and spend time with their loved ones who visit. We are incredibly grateful to local businesses for their dedication, support and sponsorship to help make this new space a reality.

Karen Organ, Senior Fundraiser at the Charity, said "We are just overwhelmed by the support we have received from the Gloucestershire business community and beyond. We are so proud to be creating a lasting legacy for our staff and patients through the Commemorative Garden, and none of this would even be possible without the backing of our corporate supporters, community groups and members of the public."

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We would like to thank our sponsors Abbey Business Interiors and Sovereign, alongside Gloucestershire County Council, Spirax Sarco, Balcarras School, Central Roofing and Building Services for their generous donations. In addition we are very grateful to www.buymetalonline.co.uk who have very kindly donated metal work that will be used as part of our Commemorative Garden.

We would also like to thank a number of other local business supporters including; Plywood International, Randell & Payne LLP, Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust, Cheltenham Lions, Clarkson Evans Ltd, Bedrock Civil Engineering, CWT, Russell Grab Hire Ltd, Millboard, Black Mountain Quarries, Buckler Engineering and Gloucestershire Managed Services (GMS) at Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust. GMS have not only supported our dandelion appeal, but have also gone above and beyond for our green space projects.

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We are incredibly grateful for everyone's kind donations and these new and improved outdoor spaces will make such a difference to staff mental health and wellbeing, both now and in the future. David Windsor, Critical Care Consultant and Clinical Lead for Intensive Care, said “Green spaces are so important. We work in quite an enclosed environment so to have somewhere we can take patients or for staff to go and relax outside is vital."

Thank you to all of our local business supporters! If you would like to find out more about supporter opportunities at the Charity, please contact karen.organ@nhs.net.

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