Give a Little Love crowdfunder

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Give a Little Love

On behalf of all of the staff, residents, patients and families at the RHN, thank you.

Thank you to our donors and the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.
We are delighted our crowdfunding project, Give a Little Love, has well exceeded its target. From our original £5,000 target, later raised to £10,000 after overwhelming support. The campaign was supported by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund, who matched the crowdfunded donations up to £10,000. Bringing our total to £20,000.

Why we launched “Give a Little Love”

A majority of patients and residents at the RHN are wheelchair bound and need support with daily tasks. Many can find it difficult to participate in activities they enjoy or to take part in new activities or interests.

Our Leisure and Family Services (LaFS) help us to bring joy back to their lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic patients and residents have been largely confined to their wards for safety, with visits from families restricted or suspended during lockdowns. Since lockdown restrictions eased earlier this year, we have introduced safe, socially distanced ward-based activities. With the extra funding, we will be able to provide more activities for our patients and residents.

But as every pound matters, we’re continuing to collect donations from supporters.

These donations are vital in providing extra activities and services.

Stories from our patients and residents

“Trips have been limited over the past 18 months due to the pandemic. But I have been able to get offsite a couple of times during the summer, to spend time at home with my family.” Since October 2016 Gary has lived at the RHN’s Jack Emerson Centre which is a specialist unit for long-term ventilator users.

Antonia has been a resident at the RHN as a result of CNS Neuro-Inflammatory Syndrome. She receives full-time care on Hunter Ward, which is part of our specialist nursing home. While the lockdown has been tough, one of the positive things to come out of it for Antonia is that her ability to speak and communicate has really improved and she is working towards being able to make weekend home visits to spend time with her family.

“All of the staff here have been amazing. I’ve done a lot of work with the physiotherapy team, and I have built up enough strength to have two sessions of physio a day. I practice my walking, balancing and even a bit of weight training. When I first arrived, I couldn’t walk at all.” During his time at the RHN, Noah wrote a song about his experience in music therapy and, as a keen rugby fan, has taken five trips to watch matches at Harlequins rugby stadium in Twickenham.

Your donations help bring joy back to the lives of patients at the RHN.