Hospital raises £2,200 for Jeremiah’s Journey

Big hearted patients, visitors and team members at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre have raised £2,200 over the past year for the hospital’s chosen charity, Jeremiah’s Journey.

From book sales to cake sales, Christmas jumpers and collecting tins, everyone at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre got involved to support this important local charity.

Children from Plymouth and the immediate surrounding area are put in touch with Jeremiah’s Journey for support when they have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special. The relationship usually begins with a conversation with each family. For some this might offer enough reassurance or ideas to help.

Where a family would like more, then an initial home visit is usually offered so that the charity can hear how things have been and decide together, how the charity’s expertise can be of most use. In the last year Jeremiah’s Journey has directly supported nearly 350 children and young people.

The fundraising efforts from Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre were matched by the Care UK wellbeing foundation. The foundation board accepts applications for matched funding from Care UK charity fundraisers. Care UK aims to actively support its employees in their support of good causes. It does this to enhance and improve the social and economic welfare of the communities in which it runs services.

Mark White, hospital director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “My congratulations and thanks go to our patients, visitors and team members who have raised this amazing sum over the past year. We are really pleased to have supported such an important local charity.”

Cindy Willcocks, project consultant for Jeremiah’s Journey, added: “We are delighted to have received the support of the Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre and the money raised will help to support local children and young people who are facing the death of someone special to them or where someone special has died.”

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre will soon announce its chosen charity for 2018/19.

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre was the first hospital of its kind to achieve an overall ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission and is part of the choice for treatment for NHS patients. It offers orthopaedic surgery, cataract surgery, hernia and gall bladder surgery, and endoscopy. 

Picture caption: Mark White, hospital director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, presents a cheque for £2,200 to Jeremiah and Sarah Nuttall-Worsley, community fundraiser from charity Jeremiah’s Journey, with team members from Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.