Help for Health supports the Impact Appeal
The Impact Appeal which was launched last week to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2018 has received a huge donation from Help for Health, a charity which works to improve the health and well-being of people living in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.
The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s (HTFT) official Charity Health Stars launched the campaign to raise £600,000 to add a little ‘sparkle’ to the region’s new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in-patient unit which is being built in Walker Street in Hull. This fundraising will allow for the extra little things that will make a big difference to patients who have said that they want the facility to feel more like a home and less like a hospital. It’s the furniture that feels more like a bedroom than a ward and the garden spaces that make them feel part of the community rather than cut off from it.
Local charity Help for Health have recognised this appeal and have provided grant funding of £100,000 which will allow many of the charitable elements to get underway as the work on site progresses.
Dr Andrew Milner, Chairman of Help for Health said: “We want to see a first class new CAMHS facility serving our young people and we are delighted to make a financial contribution to help ensure that happens through the Impact Appeal. Our young people deserve the very best to support them successfully into adulthood.”
Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said: “The Impact Appeal has got off to a fantastic start and we are delighted that Help for Health have been so enthusiastic and generous to get us on the way to our target. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Help for Health and to everyone who has joined in the appeal so far.”
Clare Woodard, Fundraising Manager at Health Stars said: “We’ve talked to so many people since the Appeal launched last week and are thrilled by how many want to get involved. When we talk to fundraisers though, it’s often with a vision of the finished building so we’re talking about artwork and furniture but there are so many elements that require hidden work. The funding from Help for Health will allow us to pave the way for the sparkle that comes later.”