R Charity's ₤10m Appeal Reveal
THIS November, 'R Charity'
celebrated a significant milestone in the journey to raising ₤10 million for the
new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. A grand total of ₤6.8millon has been
reached with the help of fundraisers including staff, patients, volunteers and
dedicated supporters. The funds will enable the new Royal to provide services
beyond the NHS promise of care to create an outstanding patient experience in a
world class Hospital.
To mark this momentous achievement, a day of celebration was planned. Staff
throughout the Hospital joined in by wearing purple and took part in fundraising
activities. Staff, patients and visitors were entertained throughout the day
with performances from 3 local school choirs, the Royal Liverpool and
Broadgreen staff choir and soloist Rhian Carys Jones.
R Charity's aim is to raise enough money to purchase equipment which is not
currently provided as standard by the NHS. The money raised as part of the
appeal will also help to provide an environment which gives the best experience
for patients and families anywhere in the NHS. Some of the areas set to benefit
from the ₤10m appeal include breast cancer services; the funds raised will allow
the Trust to purchase a state of the art 3D mammography machine. This piece of
equipment helps diagnose cancers earlier, so that patients can begin treatment
earlier and ultimately increase their chance of survival.
The critical care unit in the new Hospital has the latest digital technology
enabling staff to monitor and respond to patient needs. The unit provides
treatment to the most critically ill patients in the Hospital, this means that
loved ones visit for longer lengths of time. To ensure that those relatives are
comfortable whilst visiting loved ones, the ₤10m appeal will help to provide
reclining furniture improving comfort for relatives and visitors.
Overall the ₤10m appeal will enable the Trust to improve diagnostic services,
digital technology and comfort for patients and relatives, not only benefitting
patients now but in the future.
Lauren Davies, Interim Head of Fundraising for R Charity said:- "I am
delighted to announce that we have raised a staggering ₤6.8milllion for the new
Royal as part of the ₤10m appeal. What an incredible achievement! We couldn't
have done it without all our supporters. Staff, patients and local people have
all taken part in various activities since the appeal began. A huge thank you to
our cyclists, our swimmers, our marathon runners and those businesses that come
to our events and select us as their charity of the year. To help us reach the
₤10m target we want you to get involved and be part of the journey to the new
Royal. Your support will enable us to provide equipment, services and diagnostic
facilities which go beyond the NHS promise of care. By enhancing the services we
currently provide we can ensure that our new Hospital will provide world class
health care for generations to come."
R Charity still has a further ₤3million to raise to hit the target and there are
lots of ways to get involved whatever your age or hobby.
To get involved or for more information you can contact the team on:- 0151 706
or via visiting:-