Volunteers at Crosshouse Hospital have presented NHS Ayrshire & Arran with an amazing £260,000.
presentation of the cheque, which took place at the Volunteers’ Annual
General Meeting, means that the total amount they have raised since
March 2001 now stands at a whopping £3,145,367. The money has been
raised by activities throughout Crosshouse Hospital, including running
the shop, the café and a ward trolley-service. In 2006 Volunteers also
opened a small café and shop in the adjacent Ayrshire Maternity Unit.
Ayrshire & Arran say the generous donation will be used to fund a
range of equipment for patients, including the Motomed - a passive,
assisted or fully-active exercise system for people with limited
Kirsty Darwent, Vice-Chair of Ayrshire & Arran NHS
Board, thanked the Volunteers for their commitment and hard work in
raising such a large sum of money, adding, “Our Volunteers work hard
everyday in our hospitals and expect nothing in return. I am humbled by
their endless willingness to give their time and energy and their
enthusiasm in raising so much money for the hospital year after year.
“The Volunteers provide an invaluable service for patients, visitors
and staff alike. Their dedication and commitment to University Hospital
Crosshouse is inspiring. We are extremely grateful to them for their
efforts and continued generosity.
“I would personally like to
thank each and every Volunteer for their contribution to the hospital -
it is a pleasure and a privilege to work with them.”