Salisbury District Hospital's Charity – The Stars Appeal
About the Stars Appeal
The Stars Appeal is Salisbury District Hospital’s charity. We raise money to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. You can direct your support specifically towards any ward, department or fund and we will ensure that your wishes are respected and that your donation is used to help patients in that area.
Thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal has already funded many projects, large and small, throughout the hospital. However, we need your help to continue to make a difference - please support us today!
You can find out more about the Stars Appeal by visiting the Appeal’s dedicated website here: www.starsappeal.org.
You can also talk to Gemma Heath or Dave Cates in the Stars Appeal Office by telephone 01722 429005 or contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Our Appeal
To find out more or if you have any questions about fundraising or hospital related charitable causes please contact Gemma Heath or Dave Cates in the Stars Appeal Office by telephone 01722 429005 or email email@example.com
The Stars Appeal,
Salisbury District Hospital,
The Stars Appeal is a registered charity no. 1052284.
Visit our website - http://www.starsappeal.org
Other Hospital Related Charities
League of Friends
Since its foundation in 1954, the League of Friends of Salisbury Hospital has raised and given over £1,000,000 to provide extra care and help to patients and relatives in the Salisbury Health District by funding facilities and equipment not available through NHS funding.Two bungalows, adjacent to Entrance B, were built in 1979 and 1994 and provide 12 en-suite rooms for patients’ relatives who need accommodation whilst their loved ones are in hospital.
In 1993, the League of Friends opened a shop at the hospital’s main entrance, which was refurbished in late 2012 following changes to the entrance area. The shop, staffed entirely by volunteers, reopened selling a large range of traditional sweets, fudge and ice cream. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
The League of Friends has financially supported many hospital projects, including £100,000 to the Stars Appeal for computer equipment to facilitate “key-hole” surgery, £25,000 for refurbishment of the new Bereavement Suite and £20,000 for a bedroom in the new Neonatal Family Accommodation Unit. You can find out more about recent projects by picking up a copy of the yearly magazine from the League of Friends shop.
In order to continue our work we need your support. You can help by:
To find out more visit our website League of Friends of Salisbury Hospital or contact us via:
League of Friends shop,
Salisbury District Hospital,
SWAAP - South Wiltshire Action Against Poverty
Initiated in 1999 through Agenda 21, SWAAP is a Partnership of organisations working in different ways to reduce poverty and increase social inclusion.
Membership is open to representatives from organisations, agencies and local groups with similar aims and working in Salisbury District. Meetings are held bi-monthly in Salisbury City and an annual planning day takes place in September where the years work is agreed and task groups identified to take the work forward.
Recent work includes multi agency training on working with the 'Hard to Reach' initiating the bid for a Healthy Living Centre in the South Western area of Salisbury District and a Partnership Checklist - an aid to initiating a Partnership or strengthening an existing Partnership.
Salisbury Council for Voluntary Services
The voluntary sector has a long history of working with the providers of health and social care. The sector has been responsible for a large number of innovative developments, which have broadened the impact of health care within the wider community. Since the creation of the NHS the voluntary sector has had a strategic role in service planning and, at the same time, has developed a significant level of service delivery, for example the hospice movement has made a significant contribution to the care of the dying and the support of their families.
The network of voluntary sector support groups to people with ongoing conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, HIV, mental health problems, learning disabilities and more, provides support to people within their own community as well as backing to primary and secondary health providers. In the era of partnership working the voluntary sector values the support it receives from the NHS providers and looks to fulfilling its role in the strategic planning of service development.
Under the terms of the Constitution of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust the Council is allowed to nominate a Governor to serve on the Trust's Council of Governors.
The INSPIRE Foundation (Integrated Spinal Rehabilitation)
Most able-bodied people take their bodies for granted and rarely consider the consequences of injury. Spinal cord injury can happen to anyone and can change life forever.
It is estimated that there are 40,000 spinal cord injured people in UK and each year there are approximately 700 new cases. About half are tetraplegics (no functional use of all four limbs) and the remainder are paraplegics (unable to walk). INSPIRE, whilst recognising that a cure will eventually be found, is funding research projects aimed at improving the quality of life of the Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) now.
The object of INSPIRE is to promote research into, and the development of, electronic, mechanical and medical aids to assist the mobility and enablement of people suffering from spinal cord paralysis and its associated effects and to publish the results of such useful research.
INSPIRE became a registered charity in 1986 having been conceived by those who are SCI. In February 2000 INSPIRE was accepted as a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).
INSPIRE is co-located with the Trust and has its offices on the lower level of the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre.
If you would like to contact INSPIRE, please telephone the Charity on 01722 336262 extension 2465.
For further information please contact the department on 01722 336262 ext 4026 or visit our website at http://www.inspire-foundation.org.uk/
How You Can Help
- Volunteering for the Appeal
- Organising an event
- Becoming a Friend of the Stars by making a regular gift
Gift Aid - Make Your Gift Worth More
For every pound you give us, we get an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue if you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK. It's that simple.
For more details please give the Appeal Office a call on 01722 429005.
Website: http:// www.starsappeal.org