Passion and dedication to vital fundraising
The entire Paediatric Team at Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital showed passion and dedication to raise a staggering £30,000 for an important blood gas analyser for the hospital’s children’s department.
The money was raised through various fundraising events throughout the year, such as sponsored bike rides, sponsored walks, cakes sales, a charity car wash, a 12 hour dance-a-thon, department raffles and many more. Donations were also given by companies and supporters.
The staff had decided to fundraise for this piece of equipment, as the department did not have its own blood gas analyser before – meaning the staff had to borrow analysers from other departments within the hospital. The new machine will speed up treatment, produce more accurate results and ensure that nursing staff are able to spend more time with patients and their families.
Tracey Thomas, sister at QA Hospital, will soon be starting up a committee to raise even more funds for other important pieces of equipment within the department. She said: “I am blown away by the support we have received and am hugely proud that through our hard work and determination, we have managed to purchase and install a blood gas analyser within seven months of starting the project. We now look forward to organising many more events, and we will continue to raise funds for our department.”