NCT Employees Raise Over £8,000 for Hayward House through Charity Shave
3 months ago
Fourteen Nottingham City Transport employees have presented a cheque for £8,400 to Hayward House following a half hair or beard shave last month.
Based at the Nottingham City Hospital, Hayward House offers palliative care from diagnosis, through the interim periods of advancing disease, up to and including end of life care.
It was a particularly poignant day for organiser Andy Godfrey because the cheque presentation took place on the fifth anniversary of when his mum passed away at Hayward House, with the fundraising idea his way of thanking the amazing team at Hayward House who looked after him and his parents.
Andy said, “Both of my parents passed away at Hayward House due to cancer, my mum on 20th September 2014 and my dad on 21st September 1998. Our fundraising was to thank the amazing staff who do so much for their patients and to enable them to continue providing care, love and compassion to other families”.
As well as presenting the cheque, the team of bus drivers were able to meet some of the patients, families and the team based at Hayward House and were serenaded by patient Christopher to thank them for their fundraising.
Marianne Burchell, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are so grateful to the team at Nottingham City Transport for this fun and eye-catching fundraising event, and for their ongoing support. All of the money raised will go towards supporting Hayward House, the palliative care centre at City Hospital. It will make a real difference to patients and their families by helping fund things like art therapy, complementary therapy and counselling sessions, at what can be a very difficult time in their lives.”