Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 3rd February, 2021
The last year has certainly been a challenge for us all but we have seen an extraordinary drive by our communities to rally in support of our NHS and Captain Sir Tom Moore has been at the forefront of this from the beginning. From serving the country during World War 2, he stepped up to the challenge and served us once again during this generation’s darkest hour.
His spirit and determination has raised our hope, brought us together and shown us what it possible during these difficult times. He will forever have a special places in the heart of our nation, the NHS and he will be missed by so many. Tom raised a record breaking £32 million to make a difference to NHS staff, volunteers and patients, which will leave a lasting legacy and at our organisation the money we have received from NHS Charities Together has enabled our charity to enhance outside areas across our organisation which has included garden benches, parasols, planters, a greenhouse and bird tables.
This included the Bristol Dementia Service. Lorraine Morgan, Business Support Co-ordinator at Bristol Dementia Service said: “The bench is situated in the gardens of Brookland Hall, which is a little oasis in the middle of the City, the garden is full of birds and wildlife including squirrels and foxes. It would definitely help staff to unwind from the stresses of their roles, especially in these difficult times and whatever the future brings. Without doubt, this will be heavily used in the warmer months and will have a positive impact on staff’s mental health and wellbeing”.
In addition to this we have also offered all wards planting packs in Summer and Autumn to brighten up their gardens. As well as these outside enhancements we have also purchase gazebos for services that requested them so that they can conduct socially distanced activities outside.
These are just some of things that Sir Tom, our communities and NHS Charities Together helped make possible at our organisation.
Everyone will have watched in amazement of Sir Tom’s achievements and his passion for helping front line healthcare workers. On behalf of our organisation and the DPT Charity our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly sad time.
Thank you Captain Sir Tom Moore.