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Remembrance Bulbs for Skidby House

My friend & colleague Sue Groves died on the 5th of February last year. We would like to plant bulbs in the beds at the front of Skidby House on the first anniversary in remembrance of her; Sue loved flowers and the front of the building would look rather more cheerful than it does now.

Ref: COW Ref 346

Sensory garden for the Humber Centre

To install a sensory garden with various fixtures and fittings with a variety of plants a large pond for small koi carp and to install a small water feature maybe a fountain or a cascading water fall, patients from all wards can use the area for a relaxation area to visit

Ref: COW Ref 345

Retreat day for PICU

PICU staff care for acutely unwell individuals who are often in extreme distress. Staff need high levels of emotional resilience to provide compassionate care. We aim to support this with a retreat day where staff will learn meditation in a nurturing environment and reflect on patient experience.

Ref: COW ref 344
Wish Granted

Water Bottles for Scarborough CAS Team

Please can you organise for the CAS team based in Scarborough to receive a consignment of water bottles 20 ideally but minimum 15. This is a welcome gesture and also may help them deal with their warm offices.

Ref: COW Ref 343
Wish Granted

Pool table for Newbridges

A pool table. I currently work at Newbridges Hospital and recently we had our current pool table destroyed. This has led to our patients feeling bored and lost with noting to do. We would really help our unit and provide entertainment for the patients in our care.

Ref: COW ref 342

Tools for Driffield CMHT Allotment

I would like to request a large tape measure, a spirit level, garden scissors and some fence paint. These items will help in the development of the allotment project that we are running at the Driffield CMHT.

Ref: COW Ref 340
Wish Granted


Hull based contact centre business ResQ is championing the Health Stars Impact Appeal as its local chosen charity in 2019 and is encouraging other Humber based businesses to do the same. Clare Woodard, Head of Fundraising for the charity said “We are delighted to be working with ResQ.  Having such a high-profile local business on board, with their incredible staff, will go a long way towards helping us achieve our fundraising target as well as getting the word out to other businesses that their help is fundamental to the success of this project, both now and in the future”.

Health Stars, the charity for Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, launched the Impact Appeal last October, its aim is to raise £600,000 to help “add sparkle” to the brand new Children’s Mental Health inpatient unit the Trust is currently building in the City Centre. This great new facility is vital to those local youngsters coping with complex and often severe mental health conditions, some of whom have had to travel hundreds of miles out of the area to receive the specialised treatment and accommodation they need.

Amanda Parkinson, Marketing Director for ResQ said

“It’s really important for ResQ to be able to support a local charity. Working as a team to raise money brings so many benefits and for us having a chosen charity helps to maintain focus and momentum whilst avoiding ‘charity fatigue’. When working with the Smile Foundation to choose a partner, the Impact Appeal felt like a perfect match. The mental health and wellbeing of our future workforce across the region is so important and we will do all that we can to support and raise as much money for the appeal. Sadly, I suspect all of us will know someone or be close to someone who at some point in their life has required mental health support, and that is why I think our staff have been so generous.

ResQ are hosting a corporate reception to thank those businesses already on board with the Impact Appeal as well as to welcome new firms who want to get involved in this fantastic local project.

If your business would like to come along or learn more about how they can help Health Stars to add some sparkle to the Impact Appeal please contact Clare Woodard on 01482 389103 or email

Presence at Hull Pride 2019

To finance our stand for Hull Pride 2019. Engagement with Hull Pride is a great way to enhance staff health and wellbeing and shows our continued support to our patients, service users and carers from our diverse communities.

Ref: COW Ref 339

Yoga Session for CAMHs staff

I would like to request a 90 minute yoga session for all Hull and East Riding child psychology CAMHS (21 staff) in a village/church hall away from base. All of the staff work incredibly hard in very stressful environments and I feel they would benefit from a yoga session

Ref: COW Ref 333

Prize for Smoke free poster competition at Beverley primary school

Hi, I would like to submit another wish similar to a previous one sent in October. We're running a Smokefree homes competition with Swinemoor Primary School in Beverley and would like the winner to be issued with a prize with a similar theme to the last prize (a fun family day out). Thanks, Kayleigh

Ref: COW Ref 332