The Kettering General Hospital’s Charity Fund Appeal has reached its target of £100,000 to help improve the services and facilities for heart patients and their families.
In January last year the KGH Charity Fund launched its Cardiac Care Appeal aiming to raise £100,000 for a Relatives Room, Rehabilitation Room, Information Support Portals and State of the Art Monitoring Equipment at Kettering General Hospital.
In partnership with the Evening Telegraph and with help from its readers, the local community, businesses, and grants from other organisations, the appeal has now raised an incredible £102,000 which will help to provide all these enhancements.
The areas will be delivered in phases starting with the State of the Art Monitoring Equipment and the much needed Rehabilitation Room.
Clare Coltman, Fundraising Manager said;
“We are delighted that our appeal was supported so closely by so many caring people. We were helped by people who themselves had experienced heart problems like heart attacks and also by their families and friends. As heart disease rates are particularly high in the surrounding areas we understand that so many people have been touched or affected by Cardiac related problems. We cannot thank the community enough for their dedication and donations that will make such a difference to so many lives”.
Maxine White, Cardiac Services Manager also commented on how the Appeal will impact on the services provided;
“The Cardiac services we deliver at KGH are really moving into a new league. We now offer a number of new services that aim to prevent and treat people with Cardiac problems. This means that people can now be treated closer to home rather than needing to travel to Leicester for particular procedures. The money raised as part of the appeal means that the environment and facilities we offer will be first class and the enhancements will make an enormous difference to patients, families and also to staff. We are very proud that the money raised by local people will make such an impact for years to come”.
As part of fundraising efforts for the appeal a number of businesses, organisations and individuals set themselves the task of raising £1000. A plaque will recognise the efforts of many of these donors whose dedication meant that the appeal reached its target at a time when the economy has been particularly turbulent.
Work will begin over the next few months to deliver the appeals aims, and donors will be contacted with regular updates about the progress their donations have helped to fund.
If you would like to get involved in fundraising and make a difference too - contact Clare Coltman on 01536 491 375.