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Critical Care Unit fundraising appeal one step closer

3 July 2015

A Torbay Hospital fundraising appeal is benefiting from nearly £500 thanks to the generosity of patrons at a glittering awards ceremony.

Generous guests

After guests at Sanctuary Housing’s first Torbay Community Star Awards 2015 donated the funds through a charity raffle, Sanctuary’s Torbay neighbourhoods team joined Sophie Hickey, winner of the Youth Champion category, to present the contribution to Torbay Hospital League of Friends’ Critical Care Unit fundraising appeal.

Critical Care Unit appeal

The charity is appealing to raise £1.6 million to help create a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit. Due to open in 2016, it is set to provide a vital service keeping Torbay Hospital at the forefront of medical care. So far £700,000 has been raised.

Torbay Hospital League of Friends’ president, Patricia Roberts, said: “We’ve still got a way to go before reaching our fundraising target but everything helps, so we’re really grateful to Sanctuary for donating the raffle funds to our Critical Care Unit appeal.

“If everything goes to plan the Critical Care Unit really will provide a crucial hospital service that will benefit people across the Bay and beyond.

Sophie Hickey added: “I was thrilled to join Sanctuary in presenting the raffle funds to the Torbay Hospital League of Friends. The two organisations have similar values in supporting the local community and trying to offer the best service possible.

“I’ve had great support from Sanctuary in delivering my community-led programme and I look forward to seeing what other projects are backed in the future.

The Torbay Community Star Awards 2015 was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

If you’d like to donate to the appeal visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ and search for Torbay Hospital League of Friends.


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