The Medical Education and Simulation Hub (MESH) Reception team at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield held a Christmas cake sale on Friday 2 December and raised the tasty sum of £475.23 for their local Wakefield Hospice.
The idea was cooked up by Lead Receptionist Susan Lindley who encouraged staff from around the Trust HQ and Education Centre at Pinderfields Hospital to bring cakes and other baked goods to sell on the day. The cakes were sold from the Reception area, and staff also donated money to wear their favourite Christmas jumpers. The Reception team were overwhelmed with the numerous delicious donations they received from staff. The team from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust library team were on hand to provide additional support and also contributed a wide selection of cakes.
Susan said: “Thank you to everyone who donated and helped out on the day, it is much appreciated and the money raised is going to such a wonderful cause”.
Wakefield Hospice Events Fundraiser Jamie Strachan was there to receive the cheque.
Jamie said “We are very grateful to The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust staff for this generous donation. The money will help to fund, amongst other things, a Nurse to care for approximately 16 patients for one day within our hospice. There is no time limit on care. Bereavement support is always needed and can be provided even years after a loved one has passed away. Families find it reassuring to know it’s there, even if they don’t use it and this money can go towards that care.”
Photo: L-R: Jamie Strachan (Events Fundraiser for Wakefield Hospice), Susan Lindley (Lead Receptionist), Shelia Adgo, (Receptionist), Dianne Llewellyn (Senior Librarian), Natasha Craigs (Assistant Librarian) and Helen Rotherforth (Librarian).