Hospital ward launches toe-tapping fundraiser
A toe-tapping fundraiser which could see one lucky person dancing away with a gold necklace is being held to raise money for dementia patients.
Staff on ward 2 at Scunthorpe hospital are organising the event to raise money for the Health Tree Foundation to help make their area dementia friendly. The unit is for people requiring short stays of up to 72 hours.
Senior healthcare assistant and student nurse Jamie Macgregor is the lead organiser for the money-spinner. He said: “We’ve had so many people helping us once I told them what it was for. Friends and family have just been so generous with prizes and support.”
The event – which will see a Robbie Williams tribute act take to the stage – is being held on Friday August 5 at Robert Holme Hall, Scunthorpe hospital. Tickets cost £10 and include food. There will also be welcome drinks, a raffle, auction and disco.
Raffle prizes on the night have been kindly donated by local businesses. Top prizes include a £600 paintballing day for up to 25 people, spa treatments for two, £45 hairdressing voucher, cinema tickets and much more.
Items going under the hammer in the auction will include an 18 carat white gold necklace, a gliding experience and one year’s gym membership.
Tickets are still available and anyone wanting one should ring Jamie on 07540535063.
The money raised will go towards making the ward more dementia friendly. This includes better signage, dementia friendly clocks, toilet seats and curtains.
Charge nurse Garry Cowling said:
“We pride ourselves on the way we treat our patients and the care we provide. We just want to go that extra mile to make our patients feel as homely and comfortable as possible when they are with us, especially our dementia patients.”
Anyone who can’t attend but would still like to support ward 2 can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/nlagcharitablefunds