Interserve raises over £2,500 for our charity

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 18th December, 2018

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, is delivering our new Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at Wonford House, Exeter, both will provide world-class specialist mental health care for people from Devon and the wider area.

Both schemes mean that people requiring inpatient care and treatment can be looked after locally – which is one of our major priorities.  Previously, people requiring a PICU or an MBU had to travel outside the area – often very long distances – which can be traumatic for them and for their families and loved ones.

To celebrate nearing completion of the PICU, the site team from Interserve Construction presented Keri Gilchrist, Ward Manager, with a cheque for £2,831 for our charity following fundraising by the team working on the site.

Fundraising at Interserve has always had a positive impact by bringing teams closer together and working towards a common goal outside of their usual working day. The money was raised via a mixture of generous donations from suppliers and fun team building days such as a barbeque and karting.

Bob Rouse, senior project manager, said: “The new standalone 10-bed, mixed-gender, PICU, with associated care and consulting rooms, will significantly improve the care and treatment available to people locally as well as across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth.”

“Whilst working on the two projects, our team was keen to support the Trust further and through various fundraising methods - including team building events, kart racing, barbecues and donations from our fantastic supply chain - we have been able to raise nearly £3,000 for the Trust to help further improve the lives of local people.”

Mental health can affect all of us and at Interserve they are fully aware of this due to the work they have carried out here.

Raising money for Our Charity not only benefits the services we provide, but promotes the need for understanding and support. For more information and how you or your business can help, please email