Rallying cry to recruit volunteers for appeal aiming to make life better for dementia patients in Stevenage and North Herts

Charlotte Tobin

Charlotte Tobin - Credit: Archant

A hospital charity team working on its next big challenge is calling for help from community-minded volunteers.

Lister Hospital Forget Me Not appeal

Lister Hospital Forget Me Not appeal - Credit: Archant

They want people to step forward and join the Forget Me Not appeal team and put their skills and free time to good use.

The East & North Herts Hospitals Charity Forget Me Not appeal aims to raise £275,000 so that wards for elderly patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital offer a more comforting evivironment for those suffering from dementia.

Fundraiser Charlotte Tobin said: “Do you have a few hours to spare each week? We are desperately in need of local people who are passionate about transforming the lives of others and want to have a significant impact on their local hospital.

“This is a really lovely appeal to work on, and, as the wards are transformed, you will be able to see the positive impact of your hard work.”

The team is keen to speak to people who would like call on their support to organise their own fundraising events – it could be a simple coffee morning or something more extravagant.

They are also looking for people to come in to the office to do research, assist with planning charity events and help with marketing and administration.

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The charity will ensure that all volunteers receive training and mentoring in their role, and they will also be asked to attend regular team meetings where they can meet other volunteers and share ideas.

Regular volunteer Sue Williams said: “I’ve been volunteering with the charity for many years and during this time I have raised more than £50,000.

“It’s hugely rewarding and I’m proud see how my hard work has helped transform the hospital and had a beneficial impact on patients’ lives.”

To find out more contact Charlotte on 01438 285182 or email charlotte.tobin@nhs.net.