OPINION: Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity urgently needs your help - Sammy Lambert

I hope you are safely enjoying the easing of restrictions and spending much needed time with loved ones. As restrictions ease and life begins to return to normal Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC) urgently needs your help.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 5:11 pm

We need to raise vital funds to make life changing differences to patients and their families across Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT).

There are many ways in which you can support your local NHS; you can make a donation, set up a regular standing order, fundraise for us, sponsor a HHCC fundraiser, raise awareness of HHCC, or get involved in one of our many events and challenges. Head over to our website to find out how you support your local NHS - there really is something for everyone!

I am delighted to share with you some ways you can get involved – we really need your help!

NHS Big Tea: Take a break, raise a cuppa, celebrate the NHS and support HHCC! At any time on or around Monday, July 5 we are asking you to bake cakes, eat some scrumptious treats and start brewing a well-deserved cup of tea! 

If hosting a tea party is not for you why not donate the cost of your regular takeout coffee or the price of a cake to HHCC? Email [email protected] to request your fundraising pack.

Stepping up for HHCC – ‘Can you go the distance?’: We are currently walking, jogging and running around the HDFT footprint this spring.

Why not join us for our next Stepping up for HHCC Challenge this Summer – ‘Can you go the distance?’ which is taking place July 1-31.

HDFT serves a population of 2,573,066 in our hospital and community services across our footprint. We are challenging you to all collectively cover this distance in Kilometres in 31 days! You can collectively add to this epic target through walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling, horse riding or any other physical activity covering this distance by signing up for £20.

You will receive a Stepping up for HHCC T-shirt (if you don’t already have one), a bespoke medal and access to exclusive virtual community support groups.

Sign up through our website: https://hhcc.co.uk/. Sign up before June 11 and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Fitbit!

Total Warrior: Could you be a #HHCCwarrior? Sunday, July 11 10am - Wave 1 entry. The event is an epic 12k course with 25 obstacles for you to attempt.

We have a limited number of free spaces for you to be a #HHCCwarrior in return for a minimum fundraising target of £100.

We want you to turn mud into money to support your local NHS. Places are limited, so don’t delay, contact us today!

HHCC Summer Barbecue: Save the date for our summer barbecue which is being held at the Harrogate Railway Athletic FC on Sunday, August 29 between 10.30am and 4pm.

We will have live entertainment, donkey rides, face painting, an ice cream van and much more!

Tickets will be on sale soon, we hope you can join us for a lovely summer afternoon.

However you choose to support your local NHS, your kindness and support will keep us ready for the year ahead.

Nothing could have prepared any of us for this past year, and the battle is not over yet - but your well wishes, monetary donations and acts of kindness spurred us on and will continue to get us through this together. Thank you so much!

Anything extra you can give to support your local NHS will make a big difference and bring hope and extra sparkle when it is needed most.

Donate now: https://hhcc.co.uk/donate/ or call 01423 557408.