Christchurch Group donates £1000 to York Teaching Hospitals Charity

Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre this week presented £1000 to York Teaching Hospitals Charity as part of Christchurch Group’s seasonal fundraising campaign.

Woodlands Registered Manager, Nicola Hill and resident Peter Douthwaite, who came to Woodlands from Ward 32 at York Hospital presented the cheque to York Teaching Hospital’s Fundraising Assistant, Maria Simon-Norris and Trust and Corporate Fundraiser Maggie Bulman.

Woodlands provides residential rehabilitation for individuals following brain and spinal injuries, strokes and long term neurological conditions. The team at Woodlands work closely with York Hospital, with patients undergoing rehabilitation at Woodlands to regain their independence following initial recovery in hospital.

Instead of sending Christmas cards, each year Christchurch Group makes a donation of £1500 shared between three charities and we ask people to vote for their favourite charity. York Hospital and the York Teaching Hospitals Charity got behind the campaign – with nearly 70% of the vote, Christchurch Group will donate £1000 to this great cause.

Maggie Bulman, Corporate Fundraiser, York Teaching Hospital Charity said,
“We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the three Charities selected by Christchurch Group and then to win the £1000 was the best possible start to 2017. Woodlands Neurological Rehabilitation Centre is a fantastic facility which we are lucky to have in York.

This donation will be used to improve the patient experience in our hospitals and really will make a big difference. We are delighted to receive this cheque and would like to say a huge thank you to Christchurch Group.”

The remaining £500 donation will be split between two other hospital charities – 
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham charity
 and The Royal Berkshire Charity.

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