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part of the Royal Free Charity ISSUE 3

Celebrating the volunteers, fundraisers and supporters who make a difference

FE ATURE S Welcome Our 1st birthday It’s in our hands: Massage therapy Fundraising news Celebrating our volunteers Puzzle page

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C O MIN G E VE NTS HOW YOU C AN HE LP… LE AVIN G A LE GAC Y


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fundraisers, volunteers and supporters and the difference they make to the lives of those who are sick and vulnerable. In this issue we celebrate the first birthday of the Barnet Hospital Charity and look at the difference the charity has made to patients and visitors in our first year. We hope you enjoy reading the stories and if you would like to get involved please get in touch. If you have your own fundraising story, or have been helped by one of the services the charity provides we would love to hear from you. We are proud of our volunteers and fundraisers – if you have supported us we’d love to hear from you and feature your event or story.

Alison Kira Development Manager Email: Alison.kira@nhs.net

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Carla Bispham Community Fundraiser Email: Carla.bispham@nhs.

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02 01 Our 1st birthday party 02 Free Wi-fi is now available for all patients and visitors 03  Thanks to Kate Rock for raising money for Barnet Hospital Charity by completing the London Marathon

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04  Thanks to Joshua Conners for raising money for Barnet Hospital Charity by completing the London Marathon


st 1 birthday On 2nd June the Barnet Hospital Charity celebrated its first birthday with a lively party complete with cakes and balloons.

FIRST YEAR FACTS AND STATS: • 3 54 personal care packs have been provided to patients who have been admitted to hospital and have nothing with them • 3 ,808 massages have been provided to patients since the service launched in April 2015 • 3 8 new volunteers have been recruited to help on the wards and to direct people to where they need to go • There are now 88 active volunteers in the hospital • We have 218 new followers on @ BarnetHospChty • T  here have been 121 new ‘Likes’ on our Facebook page in the last 3 months, facebook.com/RoyalFreeCharity

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Massage therapy

The complementary massage therapy service was launched in April 2015 and is free to patients. Nadine, the therapist has provided massages to oncology and haematology patients on the Mulberry Ward, and those attending the day unit for chemotherapy. In October 2015 we expanded the service to patients on the maternity and labour wards and we hope to continue to extend the service. A total of 3,808 massages have been provided so far. Massage therapy is about treating the person and not the illness, and for many patients it is the high point of their day. The therapy eases pain and anxiety, lowers blood pressure, and promotes relaxation and healthy sleeping patterns.

“I feel this service helps cope with stress. The touch is what makes all the difference, very soothing and gentle, it really helps get through this trauma” (Akua, patient at Barnet) “Amazing relaxation! Takes away all the stress and leave me feeling ready to face the next challenges! Thank you!” (patient at Barnet) You can also make a donation. Text: CALM77 £5 (or any amount) to 70070 Online: justgiving.com/MassageTherapy Cheque: Send a cheque payable to Barnet Hospital Charity Fund 270 to FREEPOST ROYAL FREE CHARITY (no additional address or stamp needed) Stay in touch

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Fundraising news

C U B S & B E AV E R S C A K E SA LE The 8th Barnet Cubs & Beavers held a cake sale and both decorated and sold their cakes.

£37 raised for Starlight Neonatal Unit

There are many reasons why fundraisers are inspired to raise money for various departments in the Hospital. Let us know your fundraising story and we will feature it in the next issue.

STA R LI G HT N E O N ATA L U N IT The community who shop in Waitrose Finchley placed their green tokens in Community Matters Box and voted for Waitrose to make a donation to the neonatal unit

£316 raised for Starlight Neonatal Unit

Thank you to all of the wonderful fundraisers who have supported the hospital. If you would like to help a ward or department please contact us for a Fundraising Pack or for information and advice. Online: royalfreecharity.org/getinvolved/fundraising

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BA R N E T F O OTBA LL C LU B Fans of Barnet Football Club pulled together for starlight ward to purchase new beds and help transform the Parent Rooms. Karina Wyles Matron of Neo-Natal Care with a cheque from Barnet FC.

£500 raised for Neo-Natal Care


Appeal results In our last issue we held an appeal to transform the family waiting rooms on the Intensive Care Wards, and the parent rooms on the Starlight Neo-natal unit. Thanks to some wonderful people there has been huge progress as you can see below. These appeals still continue. You can donate online to these or any other ward or department in the hospital by visiting our website royalfreecharity.org/give/funds E A STE R E G G S D O N ATE D Carlton Court Care Home donated 424 Easter Eggs to Galaxy Children’s Ward which were enjoyed by the patients, parents and staff.

Family Room after the makeover

424 Easter eggs donated to the Children’s Ward

The Lions Club Southgate delivered another load of delicious Easter Eggs to Galaxy Ward which went down a treat with the patients.

£2,480 raised for the Intensive Care ward Individual parent’s room after the makeover

S C H O O L R E A DATH O N Monken Hadley Primary School took part in a Readathon to raise money.

£317 raised for the Galaxy Children’s Ward

12 H O U R S PI N ATH O N PureGym Borehamwood did a 12 hour Spinathon.

£103 raised for Massage Therapy Service

£2,473 raised for the Starlight Neo-Natal unit You can also make a donation to the Starlight Neonatal Unit. Text: STNU50 £5 (or any amount) to 70070 Online: justgiving.com/StarlightUnitBarnet Call: Royal Free Charity Head Office 020 7472 6677 stating your donation is for the Barnet Starlight Neonatal Unit Fund 445

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Our volunteers win awards! An amazing evening to celebrate all that our volunteer team do.

The annual staff awards are a celebration of individuals, teams and services that have made an exceptional contribution to the Trust and an outstanding difference to the care and wellbeing of patients, their carers or staff. This year the Charity’s Voluntary Services Department was delighted to be nominated for Team of the Year and five volunteers from Barnet and Chase Farm were nominated under the category Volunteer of the Year.

If you are interested in volunteering there are many roles available and you will be given appropriate induction, training and support. Roles vary from dementia companions, to meet and greeters. Our Sat/Nav guides help people find their way around, our ward helpers help out with basic tasks on the wards or assist patients at meal times. Alternatively there are other volunteer opportunities to help with fundraising events and activities.

YOUR VOLUNTARY SERVICES TEAM

Congratulations to all our nominees listed below. An extra special mention goes to Paul Fricker, who we are delighted to announce won Volunteer of the year.

Please do contact us if there is anything we can help you with, or if you have any suggestions of ways to improve things. We are always happy to hear from you!

Joint Winner of Volunteer of the Year! Paul Fricker Sat/Nav volunteer, Barnet

Beverley Smith Voluntary Services Supervisor Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

Nominees Jo Wong Bliss volunteer, Barnet Len Careford Paediatrics volunteer, Chase Farm Barbara Dean Meet and Greet volunteer, Chase Farm Audrey Gendle Enquiry Desk volunteer, Barnet

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Email: Beverley.smith28@nhs.net Phone: 020 8216 4449 Louise Bellass Voluntary Services Administrator Mon & Tue, 9.15am – 3pm, Wed 8.30am – 5pm Barnet Hospital Email: louise.bellass@nhs.net Phone: 020 8216 4449


5 minute interview Andrew Edbrooke Volunteer Tell us a little about you, how you came to volunteer with us and how long you’ve been here?

I worked for a number of years at another hospital as a Care Assistant on a ward looking after younger patients. What motivated you to volunteer at the hospital?

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What is it that inspires you to keep coming?

The daily challenge of trying to decipher where people are at and what they need. Each day can surprise you and it helps to be able to think on your feet. It’s quite satisfying – especially when you get something right! What benefits do you see to the patients and/or Trust by dedicating your time in this way?

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Can you tell us about a particular day volunteering here that was special for you?

One morning a lady arrived at the main reception desk with apparently ongoing chest pain, evidently needing A&E. So I guided her there whilst trying to keep both her and myself calm. She later came back to say thank you.

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and finally BET TE R TO G ETHE R

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In July 2014 The Royal Free, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became one large Foundation Trust. With that came the opportunity to bring the benefits Royal Free patients have through the Royal Free Charity to Barnet and Chase Farm. In June 2015 Barnet Hospital Charity was launched.

For more events information and to book: Online: royalfreecharity.org/events Email: rf.fundraising@nhs.net Phone: 020 7472 6761

We support projects that make a big difference to patients’ experiences, from free Wifi in the hospital, to improving the environment, and providing volunteers to meet and greet you and help you find your way around. To find out more visit our website.

Date: 3rd July 2016 Location: Trent Park, Enfield Come and join us on for a 5K walk in the park. You can walk for a ward or department of your choice. Fundraising target: £25 Registration fee: £5 Missed it this year? This is an annual event. Keep an eye on royalfreecharity.org/events for information about next year’s walk.

IN ME MO RIAM D O NATI O N S Donations have been received from the families and friend of the following patients in their memory. Our thanks go to them all. Bryan Cox, Terence Lanham, Helen Joan Holmes, Jennifer Hrida, Edna Arthur, Stanley Davis, Derek Sleep, Alec Malyan, Francesco Rossetti, Gerald Clark

HOW YOU C AN HE LP… • M  ake a one-off or regular donation, even just £5 can pay for a personal care pack • Join one of our fundraising events or create your own • Become a ‘Friend’ of the Charity and make a small monthly donation

Walk for Wards

Skydive

Date: 30th July 2016 (later dates available) Location: Brackley Airfield Got the guts to jump out of a plane? Your friends would pay to see that! Take the chance to raise money for the Hospital. Booking for this date closes 12th June. Fundraising target: £395 Registration fee: £70

Want to run the London Marathon in 2017?

Or contact Alison Kira, Barnet and Chase Farm Development Manager at Alison.kira@nhs.net

For a chance to enter the 2017 London Marathon visit our website and complete a for a ballot and check the ballot closing date. Places announced end of October 2016. Fundraising target: £1,250 Registration fee: £100 Online: royalfreecharity.org/events/view/londonmarathon-2017

…and don’t forget to follow us

Santa Run

All donations will be used to benefit the specific hospital they were donated for. Phone: 020 7472 6677 Email: rf.fundraising@nhs.net Online: royalfreecharity.org

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LE AVE A LE GACY Remembering Barnet Hospital in your will Leaving a gift to the Barnet Hospital Charity means you can support the future of care, treatment and research for generations to come. Phone: 020 7472 6677 Charity no 1165672

Date: 4th December 2016 Location: Victoria Park, London Run 5K or 10K to raise money for your chosen department in the hospital while dressed Santa! Get your friends to sign up and run with you for the funniest run of the year. Fundraising target: £100 Registration fee: £22 (includes Santa costume)

To receive this newsletter regularly email rf.fundraising @nhs.net

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Barnet Hospital Charity Extra Helpings issue 3  

Twice yearly publication celebrating the volunteers, fundraisers and supporters who make a difference to patient experience at Barnet Hospit...

Barnet Hospital Charity Extra Helpings issue 3  

Twice yearly publication celebrating the volunteers, fundraisers and supporters who make a difference to patient experience at Barnet Hospit...

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