Health Spaces raise money for North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity

The Health Spaces team runs for charity!

Last month team members from Health Spaces took on the Great Eastern Run to raise funds for the Cancer Wellbeing Service at Peterborough City Hospital.

Kate Tarrant and Becky Nash from the NHS design and build specialists, based in Peterborough, took on the half marathon, raising a combined total of £500 for the charity.

Becky said: “Choosing a local charity was really important to us. For our employees that live locally, Peterborough City Hospital is a big part of our lives.

“Meeting the volunteers at the centre was a humbling experience. Patients and their families can access so many different forms of support – from exercise and talking therapy, to complimentary therapy and welfare advice. We were delighted to be able to support the charity, and we look forward to supporting through further events next year.”

Kate added: “Training during the summer heatwave was tough but made completely worthwhile by knowing funds raised were supporting such an essential service.

“Thank you to our colleagues, friends and family for supporting us. Next year, we plan to run with an even bigger Health Spaces team!”

Lisa Deacon, Joint Cancer Wellbeing Service Manager at Peterborough City Hospital commented: “We support anyone affected by cancer and we’ve been lucky to have a refurbishment of the building over the last three years. The transformation is wonderful visitors often comment on our calm and spa like space, the ongoing support from local donors means we are able to support more people in a beautiful environment. We also benefit from the many volunteers that give up their time.”

The Cancer Wellbeing Service began in 1992 after a local fundraising campaign successfully raised £850,000 to create a bespoke building for Palliative Care Day Therapy. The building is named after a local dairyman ‘Robert Horrell’ who donated the land for the centre.

In 2016 a new service was launched to provide a holistic wellbeing support service for people affected by cancer including partners, friends and carers. This new service was named the Cancer Wellbeing Service and the Palliative Day Therapy team reformed to provide this new service which was a first for an NHS Trust.

The Cancer Wellbeing Service provides a wellbeing, support and information service for anyone affected by cancer. Specialist staff are available to offer support, advice and a listening ear through the drop-in support service. They also provide a range of services, including individual or group support and information sessions, in an environment where people can meet others in a similar situation, so no-one feels isolated or alone. Anyone looking for support can drop in or call 01733 678570.

Find out more about North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity. The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund is a Registered Charity No. 1050601.

About Health Spaces

Health Spaces is a specialist design and build healthcare construction company for the NHS.

Working with Trusts across the UK from the very beginning of their design journey, our award-winning team of healthcare architects and construction specialists deliver integrated end-to-end expertise to support the NHS in building better healthcare, faster. From new hospital builds and fast-track turnkey modular builds, to Ambulance Receiving Centres and Health on the High Street™ models. Find out more.

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