Happy 75th Birthday to our amazing NHS!
The NHS touches all of our lives and it’s wonderful that today this national institution is celebrating it’s amazing milestone.
It doesn’t seem that long ago since we we toasting to it’s 70th!
We work so closely with our local NHS as a charity supporting Oxford Hospitals Charity, SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents) and other Oxfordshire healthcare organisations like Sobell House in raising funds and through the provision of material aid including at Christmas with little extras like toys and gifts to keep young patients, families and those in hospital and hospices comforted, all year round.
At P2G we’ve raised over £100,000 for the Oxford Children’s Hospital alone in our lifetime, and have provided funds over the years to other areas of the Oxford University Hospitals including the Oxford Eye Hospital for the Paediatric Eye Fund. The neonatal care unit (supported by SSNAP) have benefited from thousands of pounds from our dedicated and tireless efforts to raise funds to provide for life-saving equipment for poorly babies, and funding enabling life-changing research and training, for the care of newborn babies fighting for life.
Giving back to our NHS locally in Oxfordshire is so important to us all as a charity as so many of our team have personally been touched by the NHS, and for Andy, our founder, as his life was saved twice – once at birth in NCU at the JR and again aged 12 in 2001 at the former RI in Oxford with major brain surgery. Without them, Andy wouldn’t be here today.
We are so proud to support our local NHS and work so closely with the Oxford Hospitals Charity to help fund state of the art medical equipment, patient comforts and added extras and research into childhood illnesses and more.
Our dedication in raising funds for the Children’s Hospital was so significant that in March 2017 a proud moment for our charity was the cutting of a ribbon to formally open ‘The Play2Give Room’ on Melanie’s Ward – a single patient room treating teenage patients with long-term stays.
Thank you to every single person in our national treasure, our NHS for everything you do, and for being everyday heroes to us all.