Our dementia care team have been out-and-about around our hospital delivering presents to our wards for distribution over the festive period – and we’ve received more gifts that will be given out to patients in the next few days.
A number of businesses, schools, football clubs, groups and individuals have made generous donations to our team this Christmas to support patients of all ages around our hospital and we’d like to thank everyone who has contributed.
Among those who have donated to our hospital in recent weeks are Tesco Extra in Great Yarmouth, Tesco at Caister and Great Yarmouth Town Football Club, whose ladies team collected a huge donation of gifts for young patients using our Cove children’s clinic. The team decided they wanted to give something back and, after choosing young people at our hospital to benefit, then appealed to the whole club for donations as well as some businesses, and were amazed by the response. Gifts were also handed to our children’s ward. Thank you to Belinda who organised the collection and to everyone involved – and all at our local Tescos too.
Thank you also to the team from EXCEED Managed Pressure Resources in Lowestoft who have again kindly donated gifts for patients in various departments across our hospital for Christmas. EXCEED is the world’s largest independent well management company, expert in all aspects of well management, from subsurface services and managed pressure drilling right through to decommissioning and carbon neutral solutions.
After a generous donation last year, Jim Doran and James Parr from the company, and young Sunny Parr, visited our hospital earlier today, Friday 23 December, to drop off bags full of goodies. These will go to patients who have to stay with us over the festive period who may not get gifts from family and friends.
All of the donations for patients younger and older mean we will be able to make Christmas a little brighter for some of those who have to stay with us over the next few days and we are very grateful for your generosity.
Our photos show Ali, Kim and Sarah from the dementia care team taking some of the items to our wards and Jim, James and Sunny handing over the gifts to Maxine, our charity co-ordinator, and Casey, our 2022 Volunteer of the Year, in festive costume.