Success stories

Learn more about the many success stories of our fundraising initiatives!

Make Someone Smile

‘Make Someone Smile’ Week has been a chance to brighten up someone’s Christmas with just a small act of kindness, so thanks to everyone who took the time to visits patients, sing carols, donate gifts or for recognising the hard work of colleagues over the past year (click here for the PDF version of the montage).

And thanks to everyone who took part in the Well Wishers Hamper raffle which raised £337.99 for the Child Development Centre appeal. Congratulations to winners Ann Hawes, Hayley Clemmings, Sandra Dawes and Michelle Cox.

Putting fundraising in fashion for Well Wishers

They were dressed to impress and gave Naomi and Kate a run for their money when they took to the catwalk for a fashion show to raise money for Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity.

From maternity to procurement, via occupational therapy, outpatients the Acute Medical Unit and Purple Hub, Walsall Healthcare staff strutted their stuff at the event at Walsall’s Holiday Inn in Wolverhampton Road.

Georgie Westley, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s Fundraising Manager, said: “We are raising money for maternity services to buy a maternal invasive monitoring system which costs around £5,000 and Monday night’s event raised just over £660 towards this.

They came, they saw, they ran – and walked – and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust staff did its charity proud!

Around 70 fundraisers joined the Walsall Rotary Club Fun Run at Walsall Arboretum yesterday (Sunday 25 September 2016) to raise money for the Trust’s Well Wishers charity.

The sun shone for most of the event and personal trainers from Sweat! Union Gym in Walsall showed their support by helping everyone through some warm up stretches before the 10k run, 5k run and 3k walk got underway.

Swim the channel

Fundraisers who took the plunge and agreed to swim the equivalent distance of the English Channel – without leaving Walsall – have netted almost £2,000 for charity.

The sponsored swim last month brought in £1866.90 for Walsall Healthcare’s Well Wishers charity which raises money for items above and beyond what the NHS can provide.

Including friends and family, around 25 colleagues took the plunge at Walsall Gala Swimming and Fitness Centre and set themselves the challenge of completing 1,344 lengths in total.  Walsall Healthcare’s Chief Executive Richard Kirby and nine-year-old Freddie White, son of Trust Dental Nurse Lisa White, started everyone off while Walsall’s boxing star Martin Gethin, IBF Super Lightweight Champion, also clocked up some lengths!

The fundraiser was suggested by Pathology Services Manager Sharon Dicken who did more than 150 lengths herself on the day. Proceeds from the event are going towards elderly care at the Trust – focusing on supporting patients with Learning Disabilities.