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Charity COVID Fund providing support where it is needed

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 23rd June, 2020

Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of our supporters, our Charity COVID-19 Fund has been able to further help care for our patients and staff during this crisis.

Support has included:
A successful Patient Day at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, where funds paid for delicious cream teas. Throughout the event along with the refreshments they played games, made mocktails and had a quiz.

Cofton Ward at the Dewnans Centre also had a Patient Day garden makeover, inspired by the New Leaf planting packs offered to wards funded by charitable funds. One patient worked for over five hours and transformed the garden with bedding plants and salad veggies!

Beech Unit have transformed their garden with an array of plants, planters and a mini greenhouse. Patients have commented that the garden is wonderful, with varieties of plants, including vegetables and flowers, which has given them something to do during the restrictions. 

Lewis Powell, Ward Manager at Beech Unit, Torbay, said: "Engaging in gardening whilst COVID-19 restrictions have been in place has been a lifesaver for patients and staff. It has really allowed for some wonderful therapeutic activities and educational conversations to take place."

Garden benches have been purchased for St John's Court garden in Exmouth to provide an outside space for staff to sit during their lunch break and reduce stress. This simple, but effective way of introducing a tranquil area for our staff, who are working extra hard during this crisis will positively impact wellbeing. This will give the team a space to enjoy the garden and give them the opportunity to relax during a busy shift.

Lemon Jelli bistro van visited Whipton Hospital to provide our staff there a sweet treat and a warm drink courtesy of charitable funds. Ann Kingdon, Business Support Administrator said: "It was such a treat for our hard working staff and even the weather was kind to us too. I’ve had lots of positive feedback from my team saying how much they enjoyed the food. Also having some brief time out to spend with work colleagues was an added bonus."

To find out more about our charity contact Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at daniel.robson3@nhs.net.

 

 

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