With close working links between the two organisations, Karen Baker, Chief Operating Officer at NHS Isle of Wight is getting on her bike to support Southampton’s University Hospitals Trust (UHT) Red and White Appeal.
As part of the fundraising activity, a 24 Hour bikeathon is taking place on static bikes outside the Acute Medical Unit at Southampton General Hospital. The bikeathon will commence from 12 noon on Thursday 8th March to 12 noon on Friday 9th March 2012. Karen will be on her bike from 6-7pm on Thursday and from 7-8am Friday morning.
Southampton Hospital Charity’s Red & White Appeal aims to raise £1.76million to create a specialist treatment centre for patients with leukemia and other blood disorders from across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex and the Channel Islands.
Karen Baker said “I am very happy to be supporting the Red & White Appeal because NHS Isle of Wight works very closely with a number of teams from the University Hospitals Trust. Island patients go to Southampton for a number of specialist services including Outpatient services for Leukemia sufferers. I would encourage as many people as possible to support this cause as this will benefit patients across the South including those from the Island.”
Donations will make it possible for UHT to create the transplant treatment centre ‘of choice’ for thousands of teenage and adult patients from central southern England, including the Isle of Wight. If you would like to make a donation to the Red & White Appeal, a donation form can be downloaded on the following link: www.uhs.nhs.uk/Charity/TheRedandWhiteAppeal/Makeadonation.aspx
An online giving page has also been created for anyone who would like to show their support by sponsoring any of the planned activity. Additionally, the page enables text giving, so if people would like to sponsor/donate via text, they need to text UHSS99 with the amount (£5) to 70070. The link is www.justgiving.com/24hrbikeathon
To find out more about the Red & White Appeal, please click:
www.uhs.nhs.uk/Charity/TheRedandWhiteAppeal/TheRedWhiteAppeal.aspx website link.
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