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  1. Volunteering in Health – Dress Downs in February

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    Scott Richards are long-term supporters of Volunteering in Health (VIH), a local charity based at Teignmouth Hospital. Indeed, VIH were our chosen charity for our Centenary Ball held in 2022, where we raised over £5,000 for the cause.  The charity offers support to local people in all sorts of ways, including transport services, carer relief, home helpers, befrienders and so on. Their website really is worth a read, for a comprehensive list of the service they offer! Please click here.

    Recently, we had a catch up with the charity and asked how we could continue to support them, and they told us about their pantry at Dawlish Hospital. VIH offer transport services for people in the community who are unable to get to and from medical appointments. They explained that when they are picking up discharged patients from Dawlish Hospital, often the patients don’t have access to essential food and hygiene items at home, and sometimes, they have no clean, comfortable clothing either. VIH therefore stock a small pantry at Dawlish Hospital, from which staff can put together essential care packages for discharged patients. We thought this was a lovely and simple way to support this amazing local resource.

    During the month of February therefore, we held a dress-down day on each Friday, inviting staff to bring in one of the requested items below.

    As always, Team SR really stepped up to the challenge, and we are so proud of the amount of items we collected during February.

    Earlier this week, Operations Manager, Hayley-Jane Smithurst and IT Manager, Huw Weatherhead delivered the items to the Dawlish Hospital, and were able to speak with the VIH team. Cara Kinsey, Home from Hospital Link Worker explained that her role involves supporting patients during their stay in hospital, and identifying the areas where they may need support after discharge. She shared the importance of the pantry, both in ensuring patients have hygiene products available during their hospital stay, and in providing them essentials for when they go home. VIH were incredibly grateful for the items collected, and thanked Team SR for the generosity show – we were delighted to help!

    Pictured: Huw Weatherhead, SR IT Manager, Cara Kinsey, Home from Hospital Link Worker, Julia Street, General Manager, Helen Thatcher, Deputy Matron and Daren Hale, Healthcare Assistant, with the items donated by Scott Richards Solicitors.

    If you would like to support Volunteering in Health, you can donate here, or alternatively contact the team using the details on their website linked above.

  2. Annual Charity Pumpkin Carving Contest

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    Our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest returned. Four staff members went head-to-head to carve up their entries. With a £100 prize to be donated to a charity of their choice, the competition was fierce!

    Our Facebook followers voted over the Halloween week and with 62% of the vote, Assistant Grace Tompsett scooped the prize for her gruesome looking pumpkin!

    Grace has donated her £100 to the fantastic, Parkinson’s UK.

    Well done, Grace!

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