Jacobs makes large donation to Stroke ward at Grimsby hospital
Stroke patients at Grimsby hospital are set to benefit thanks to a generous donation from a local firm.
Staff from Jacobs LES, which is based at Total Oil Refinery, have donated £2,120 which they have raised from their annual Christmas draw. The money will go towards buying items for a new day room on the stroke unit.
Throughout the year staff have sold goodies on their small onsite tuck shop. The money raised from this was used to purchase prizes for the Christmas draw, along with donations of gifts from other local businesses.
Amanda Young, stroke coordinator, said: “This donation will help us to improve comfort for patients and family members visiting the unit. We are extremely thankful to Jacob’s for their donation.”
Eddie Traynor, safety advisor at Jacobs, said: “Each year we ask the workforce to nominate a local cause and last year they chose the stroke unit. They chose this as a member of staff, Mike Patterson, suffered a stroke while playing golf with some of the guys and spent time on the stroke ward.”
This is the second donation the company has made as it previously handed over £500 which it raised together with Total LOR Refinery.
Lauren Alexander, community champion for The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the hospital’s charity, said: “What a quirky fundraising idea. Everyone has a sweet tooth and loves a good raffle, so it was a double win for the fundraising staff. I want to thank everyone involved for the amazing amount of money they have raised.”
If you would like to donate to the unit, please visit https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/bigthankyou and include the words ‘Stroke Unit’ when you donate. Alternatively, you can contact Lauren Alexander at email@example.com or 0ring 3033 304514