On 14 June 2022 University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity launched a brand new weekly lottery. For just £1 a week, supporters can enter the prize draw to be in with a 1 in 50 chance of winning amazing prizes up to £25,000, all while raising funds for patients and staff at the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Hospitals.
60p of every £1 entry will help to fund vital resources such as activities for dementia patients and bereavement support for families who have experienced baby loss to large projects such as the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment including two robotic tilt tables which will help physiotherapists care for some of the hospital’s most unwell patients who are at the beginning of their rehabilitation journey.
Lindsey Sturman, fundraising manager said: “Our weekly lottery will enable us to give something back to our supporters who we cannot thank enough for everything they do to help us fund incredibly important projects at our hospitals. We hope that giving people the chance to win these amazing prizes goes some way towards showing how grateful we are to have their support.
Our goal as a charity is to work with staff to provide the best possible care to patients. The money raised from each £1 entry will go a long way to helping us achieve this.”
Katie Horswill, dementia and delirium team lead said “This is a really exciting new way for Dorset residents to support our local NHS hospitals. I see first-hand the fantastic impact funds raised by the charity have on the service we are able to offer our patients. With charity funding, we recently purchased an omiVista sensory projector for patients living with dementia which has specialist applications including quizzes for cognitive brain stimulation and games to encourage physical movement. This equipment has already started to transform the way some of our patients interact. I am very much looking forward to seeing what the charity and hospital staff can achieve together in the future with funding from lottery entries.”
To enter the lottery, visit www.uhdcharitylottery.co.uk, call 01202 004016 or email support@UHDCharityLottery.co.uk
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