United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity prepares to raise £75k for NHS 75

Wednesday 5 July marks 75 years of the NHS, and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has decided to celebrate this amazing milestone with a brand new fundraising challenge.

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The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity is setting out a Challenge 75 campaign for the year, with the aim of raising an additional £75,000 during 2023 to mark the milestone.

There are already a whole host of fundraising activities planned, that will go towards raising the target amount. Events such as the NHS 75 Ball, a skydive, and the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge will support the appeal, as well as the charity hosting an NHS Big Tea to officially mark the 75th year.

The charity is also asking people to take part in the Challenge 75 campaign, by completing some form of fundraising based around the number 75 to raise money for hospital patients and staff.

Gary Burr, Charity Fundraiser for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity said: “It’s an exciting year for the NHS as we celebrate 75 years, and as a charity we are very excited about this.

“We have put together a number of fantastic fundraising events that people can take part in and help us raise £75,000. It’s a great chance to support your local hospital charity and make a difference to our patients and staff.

“We are keen for businesses to get involved with our activities by supporting the Challenge 75 in their own way, donating a raffle prize to any of our events or donating time to support our hospitals with community action.”

The charity is also working closely with AgeUK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire to speak to people who remember a time before the NHS and also their experiences of the NHS throughout its 75 year history.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity has funded some great projects for Lincolnshire’s hospitals over the past 12 months, which have included elements of a refurbishment to the maternity bereavement suite at Pilgrim Hospital Boston, a portable sensory unit for the children’s ward at Lincoln County Hospital and an MRI play therapy scanner at Grantham and District Hospital.

The funds raised from Challenge 75 will continue to support amazing projects to create a big impact for current and future patients.

If you would like to support Challenge 75, visit the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Charity website or email [email protected] to find out more.