London Bridge Hospital's charity support
As part of the 25th year anniversary celebrations, London Bridge Hospital chose to support a local charity, Connect. Connect supports and cares for people with aphasia; a communication disability that usually occurs after a stroke or brain injury.
Since fundraising for Connect, the hospital has raised over £4000 through a variety of fundraising events, including salsa evenings, charity bingo nights, a pub quiz, charity bike rides and Christmas carol concerts.
The hospital actively supports a number of different charities; this includes supporting MacMillan Cancer Care through an annual fundraising coffee morning, as well as working with numerous breast cancer charities including The Haven, Pink Buddies, Breast Cancer Campaign and Cancer Research. The hospital is involved with supporting the Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair and the Big Toe Charity Ball supporting Cancer Research.
Patient information leaflets distributed by staff include dedicated links to particular charities, including the British Heart Foundation, the Arrhythmia Alliance and The Atrial Fibrillation Association.
The hospital supports all staff undertaking volunteering opportunities – internally promoting their stories and fundraising events through the monthly staff newsletter.
Sierra Leone Adventists Abroad Association (SLAA) is a member of British Registered Charities honestly committed to helping the very poor in the third world countries. Their main source of funding is donations from registered members and few outside philanthropists. Masanga Hospital is the only healthcare institution in Sierra Leone that has been offering free medical services to all patients throughout the country.
Through these donations, SLAA, in partnership with a Danish NGO will endeavour to rehabilitate the Masanga Leprosy Hospital in Sierra Leone. With the current stresses and strains of the Global Economic Crisis and rising costs, Masanga Hospital is threatened with closure except for your timely intervention through generous donations.
SLAA’s services are often provided free of charge, and as a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation, and are dependent upon the goodwill of friends, support and donations to meet our operating costs. Funds are raised through tax deductible direct donations, online donation portals (www.slaa.org.uk), special fund raising events and through social enterprise projects.