Goring Hall Hospital has raised over £2,250 for Worthing based leading social care charity Guild Care.

The staff and medical professionals at the independent hospital organised a series of fundraising events in 2023 as a part of their annual 'giving something back' initiative. All proceeds generated will contribute to Guild Care’s community-focused work in 2024. Fundraising events at the hospital ranged from sweepstakes for the Women’s World Cup and Eurovision Song Contest to static bike challenges, a non-uniform day, and a Christmas Fayre. The Christmas Fayre also involved service users from Guild Care’s Fitzalan Howard Centre, who sold crafts they had made as part of their art sessions at the event.

Nichola Evans, Executive Director of Goring Hall Hospital, said: ‘Guild Care are an incredible organisation, working tirelessly to support vulnerable people across our community. It has been an honour to work with them for the last 12 months, raising a superb £2,288. Their work is needed now more than ever, and I confident our partnership has been able to make a difference to those in need.’

Aisha Palmer, Guild Care’s Community Fundraiser, said ‘Thank you so much to everyone at Goring Hall Hospital for their fundraising efforts over the last year, all the money raised will go straight back into funding our services for local people. Involving service users from our Fitzalan Howard Centre at the Christmas Fayre has given them such a boost for fundraising and they are now aiming to sell their crafts at more events and within our charity shops.’

The Guild Care vision is for all people in need of care to live fulfilling, safe and secure lives and as a charity, their aim is to reduce social isolation and social stigma. Over the last 90 years Guild Care’s community services and care homes have positively impacted thousands of vulnerable people requiring additional support in the local area. Guild Care believe that nobody should feel isolated.

Would you like to raise money for Guild Care? To find out more about fundraising head to www.guildcare.org/fundraise-for-us or contact the Guild Care fundraising team on 01903 528613 or via email at [email protected].