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“They have saved Christmas!” Company donates thousands to hospital charity

A company that gave thousands to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund have “saved Christmas”, according to its Fundraising Manager.

Genmed donated £5,000 to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund’s Christmas Appeal, an annual fundraising effort by the Northfield specialist NHS trust. The purpose of the appeal is to fund added extras for patients and staff over the Christmas period that the NHS cannot, such as gifts, bedside entertainment systems and support tools for patients, and training for staff.

Fundraising revenue for the charity is down £25,000 on the previous year, due mainly to cancellation of events. It has been buoyed however, by the team completing several successful grant applications received from a portion of funds received from NHS Charities Together’s Urgent Appeal, which included money raised by Sir Captain Tom Moore in the summer.

Genmed’s generous donation allowed the Trust to decorate Christmas trees across the hospital site, including a mammoth tree at their main entrance, measuring approximately 60 feet!

Genmed helps clients to gain operational and financial efficiencies through managed services and supply chain excellence. They offer a complete range of procurement and supply chain activities including; spend data analytics, sourcing work plans, cost improvement programmes, inventory management and logistics solutions.

Chief Executive of Genmed, Jonathan Wedgbury, said: "We are pleased to be working in partnership with The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and to sponsor the Christmas lights this year. The lights are wonderful, and I hope they continue to bring joy to the hard-working teams at ROH, their patients and visitors, as they have done today."

Ali Gray, Fundraising Manager at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund, said: "Thank you so much to Genmed for their generous donation of £5,000 to this year’s Christmas Appeal.
"After the most challenging year the NHS has ever faced, support for our charity is needed more than ever. We are incredibly grateful that their donation has allowed us to decorate our Christmas trees with beautiful lights to lift the spirits of our patients and staff.

Genmed have saved Christmas!

If you would like to donate to the The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund’s Christmas Appeal, visit www.rohcharity.org/impact/current-appeals/christmas/