fundraisers and volunteers at Rotherham Hospital united on World
Parkinson’s Day to raise awareness and funds for the Rotherham Hospital and
Community Charity’s Purple
Butterfly Appeal and Parkinson’s’ UK.
fundraising team baked cakes and goodies, held a tombola and sold hand-made
crafts and cards in Community Corner at Rotherham Hospital to mark the global
awareness day. The event was led by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s
Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Joanne Rose and raised £700 during two
days of fundraising on 10 and 11 April.
said: “World Parkinson’s Day is a date my colleagues and I as well as our
patients have really been looking forward to because it’s a great opportunity
to reach out to more people affected by the condition, to boost funds for vital
research into better treatments and to raise awareness about the services and
support available to people in Rotherham.
event was also an opportunity to talk about my role and the support we offer as
a Trust. We’re incredibly lucky to have a dedicated Parkinson’s nurse at
Rotherham Hospital because it means patients with the condition are identified
quickly and offered support to help them through their stay in hospital and
when they return home.
been a wonderful few days – colleagues and members of the public have been so
generous and we’ve spoken to people with Parkinson’s who haven’t accessed our
services and support before.
also really proud to support the Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal and to help
play our part in raising money for a fourth Purple Butterfly room at Rotherham
Purple Butterfly Appeal raises money to fund Purple Butterfly rooms, which
provide privacy, dignity, space and a home-from-home for patients, their
families, friends and carers.
purpose-built rooms offer privacy and dignity to patients nearing the end of
their lives, and their families. The money raised goes towards funding the
building works, specialist equipment and facilities for loved ones to stay plus
a television, fridge, microwave and a kettle.
Hospital currently has three Purple Butterfly rooms, located on Ward A2,
Fitzwilliam Ward and the Labour Ward.
Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “Thank you to everyone
who supported our Purple Butterfly Appeal and World Parkinson’s Day fundraising
event. It’s really rewarding to see colleagues, volunteers and patients working
together to raise awareness and funds for charities which we really believe in.
money raised for the Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal, which supports end of
life care at Rotherham Hospital, means we are one step closer to realising
our ambition to create a fourth Purple Butterfly room at Rotherham Hospital.”
For more information
about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne
Rutter, Charity Development and Engagement Manager, on 01709 426821 or via Charity@rothgen.nhs.uk.