Patients, visitors and staff dig deep for Poppy Appeal

PATIENTS, visitors and staff at Basingstoke hospital showed their support for former servicemen and women by donating almost £4,000 to the Poppy Appeal last year.

Friday 10 March 2017


Poppy Appeal

Donna Green is presented with a special certificate by John Delafield, Rhydian Vaughan and Jean Young from the Bramley and District branch of The Royal British Legion


Volunteers from the Bramley and District branch of The Royal British Legion collected outside the entrance to the hospital for a week during November, while collection boxes were placed in the main restaurant and various departments.

The appeal clearly went down well, with a grand total of £3,982.11 raised across the hospital, £300 more than the amount donated in 2015.

To mark the hospital’s fundraising efforts, John Delafield, chairman of the Bramley and District branch, Rhydian Vaughan, vice chairman, and Jean Young, poppy appeal organiser, presented Donna Green, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s chief nurse, with a special certificate.

Jean said: “We would like to say thank you to the hospital for allowing us to collect for the poppy appeal here and everybody who donated. Everyone was so generous and we are really pleased with the amount of money we managed to raise.

“It’s a joy to collect here at the hospital and we all look forward to collecting here because the staff, patients and visitors are so nice to us.

Donna added: “We have supported the Poppy Appeal for many years and are always keen to do what we can to help. It’s fantastic that so much money was raised here.

“We have a good number of staff who have served in the armed forces and this is an activity that many people want to support.”