The upcoming Charity Ball in Basingstoke aims to raise funds for the child health department at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The event hopes to support patients seen at Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover, and Alton hospitals by investing in state-of-the-art equipment and improving services for children and young people.
Celebrating NHS Workers and Supporting Hospital Charity
The Hampshire community is eagerly anticipating the first Charity Ball celebrating NHS workers, which will be held at the Audleys Wood Hotel on Saturday, October 28. This event, organized in aid of Hampshire Hospitals Charity, aims to support local NHS hospital workers and the patients they care for.
The evening promises to be a memorable affair, with attendees enjoying a full three-course meal, live music from a band, and a special dance performance by the talented artists from the Basingstoke Academy of Dance. The event has received tremendous support from artists like Osman Ahmed, a Basingstoke Gazette columnist, who has generously donated wonderful lots that will be sold in a high-end auction.
The primary goal of the Charity Ball is to raise thousands of pounds for the child health department at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT). The funds will be directed towards the charity’s The Magic Lion Appeal, which supports patients seen at Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover, and Alton hospitals. The appeal aims to improve services for children and young people by investing in state-of-the-art equipment, redecorating spaces, and reconfiguring wards to ensure quicker and easier access for patients.
Steve Erskine, the chairman of Hampshire Hospitals Charity and HHFT, expressed his excitement about celebrating the fantastic work of the staff at HHFT and the opportunity to support the charity. He highlighted that the charity aims to raise over £1 million each year to support patients, staff, and volunteers at the trust.
Alex Whitfield, the chief executive of HHFT and Trustee for Hampshire Hospitals Charity, acknowledged the hard work of the staff under significant pressure in recent months. She emphasized that the Charity Ball is a chance to recognize and celebrate their efforts while raising funds to further improve the services. Whitfield stressed the importance of investing in high-quality environments in the child health departments, which see tens of thousands of children and young people every year.
The event has garnered significant attention, and tickets have already sold out, indicating the community’s enthusiastic support. The Charity Ball not only provides a platform to celebrate the work of NHS workers but also serves as a means to contribute to the betterment of healthcare services for children and young people in the region.
In conclusion, the upcoming Charity Ball in Basingstoke is a testament to the community’s appreciation for NHS workers and their commitment to supporting the local hospitals. The event aims to raise funds for the child health department at HHFT, with a focus on improving services for children and young people. Through the generosity of artists and the community’s participation, the event is expected to make a significant contribution to the healthcare facilities and ensure a brighter future for patients in the region.