Genting Club are ‘pulling together’ for Southend Hospital’s For Wards Appeal
02 July 2018
Row, row, and row your boat… In a bid to help raise much needed funds for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s For Wards Appeal, staff at the Genting Casino in Westcliff are taking to the virtual high seas (on static rowing machines) attempting to row a mammoth 1,000 miles over the course of week.
This exciting challenge is due to conclude on Thursday 5 July,
which also marks the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. It is
estimated that the challenge will take approximately 112 hours to
complete so staff will certainly have their work cut out.
Genting Casino Westcliff General Manager, Simon Woodford said:
'This is a great opportunity for staff to come together and
complete a challenge for a really great cause. Also what better
time to do something like this than the 70th birthday of
the NHS! We are happy to get behind the hospital's latest appeal -
as it is supporting 20 different areas across the hospital it will
help lots of local patients.'
Fundraising Manager for Southend Hospital Charity, Elise
Fleetwood said: "We are delighted to have the Genting Casino 'on
board' once again. They have been fantastic supporters of the
hospital over the last 20 years and we wish them the very best of
luck with this exciting challenge."
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Southend Hospital Charitable
Foundation, the For Wards Appeal aims to raise £500,000 for 20
transformational projects across 20 different areas of Southend
Hospital. As well as funding life-saving medical equipment
and pioneering new technology, the appeal will fund additions such
as patient friendly artwork and amenities to keep patient comfort
and well-being at the heart of the hospital.
The For Wards Appeal has already funded state of the art
technology in Southend Hospital's Audiology department and our
Brachytherapy department. The Appeal has helped the Critical Care
team by contributing £60,000 towards equipment in the hospital's
brand new High Dependency Unit and has also purchased ten new
wheelchairs for the Emergency department. The next project
will help the Maternity team by funding a new portable ultrasound
machine that will aid anaesthesia.