Dudley Building Society supports NHS front line heroes
The Society recently supported the NHS Dudley Group Charity’s very first Glitter Ball on the 5th November at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill. The event celebrated the hard work of NHS staff, along with raising funds for their Better Brighter Future Appeal.
Dudley Building Society’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Amy Morgan, commented that “What struck us the most was how motivated the doctors, nurses, administrators, caretakers, and cleaners are to making patient experiences the best they can be. It was humbling to see that they want nothing in return.”
Diane Wake, Chief Executive of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We were thrilled with the success of the Glitter Ball and the opportunity it gave for the NHS and local businesses to come together.
“We are extremely grateful to Dudley Building Society for their continuing support, both during the pandemic and as we move forward. It means a lot to staff to know that their hard work is appreciated, and the money raised helps our charity provide those extras that make all the difference to the experience of our patients, and the wellbeing of our staff.
“I know our teams loved having the opportunity to talk to businesses about their work. They are passionate about what they do and that really shone through at the event. We can’t wait until next year’s!”
The event was a huge success and raised over £10,000 for the Better Brighter Future Appeal, which supports NHS staff and makes a positive difference to all who use the Trust’s services. Some of the money will be used to provide additional equipment for the staff room, so staff can escape the pressure on the wards. Dudley Building Society contributed £1,000 towards the total, with the addition of £170 that was raised through an auction of tickets for their employees to attend the event.
Dudley Building Society’s support for the Glitter Ball was part of their wider support for the NHS, previous activities included:
- Putting together 1,000 wash bags that were donated to Russells Hall Hospital for doctors and nurses working on the Covid-19 isolation wards, who had to shower after seeing each patient.
- Supplying a further 100 wash bags to the Malvern Ward at Bushy Fields Hospital to help protect their staff.
- Donating £500 to the Dudley Group NHS Charity in August 2020 to put towards the Russells Hall Rainbow, a sculpture that will act as a lasting thank you to key workers during the pandemic.