Join the Week for Wards collections for latest hospital appeal
26 August 2017
A week of bucket collections and other fundraising activities, culminating in the popular annual Walk for Wards along Southend seafront, is being planned as part of Southend University Hospital’s latest appeal.
The Forwards Appeal was launched in June to celebrate 20 years
of successful fundraising by Southend Hospital Charitable
Foundation. Its aim is to raise £500,000 for 20 different
ground-breaking projects across 20 different areas of the hospital
from the neonatal unit and paediatrics to the chemotherapy and high
The Week for Wards collections towards the Forwards Appeal will
be held at hospital entrances every day of the week commencing
Monday 11 September and the Fundraising Department is keen to
recruit individuals, groups and local businesses to give a few
hours to the cause. Alternatively, they naturally welcome offers of
help with other fundraising activities.
Leisurely strollers, brisk walkers and serious striders are also
encouraged to sign up for the 7km Walk for Wards which sets off
from Uncle Tom's Cabin on Shoebury Common at 10am on Sunday
17 September, finishing at Chalkwell shelter.
If you are interested in either helping with the Week for Wards
collections or entering the Sunday morning Walk for Wards, please
contact the hospital's fundraising team on 01702 385337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org