Why do we get up in the morning?

I ask this as my wife goes in to work on what should be her day off.  As a catering manager in a hospital she usually has to cover leave and sickness.  As she says, ‘who else is going to feed the patients?’  It is this sense of duty which drives many of us to do things we may not otherwise do.  Sometimes it is passion.  Other times it is gratitude, doing the right thing.  For me it is providing the best for our patients, their families and our staff.  I don’t mean in the clinical sense, but in alleviating the stress that many feel in difficult circumstances. 

This is where Royal Papworth Hospital Charity steps in.  Be it replacing much needed wheelchairs, supporting staff development, investing in vital research or organising a newspaper round about the Hospital, actions such as these make a huge difference to the service our patients at Royal Papworth Hospital receive, and we couldn’t deliver this without our amazing supporters.   

Every person who donates to Royal Papworth Hospital Charity makes life better for the thousands of people we see each year. Such support comes in many ways including hosting fundraising events, buying Christmas cards from our online shop, trying their luck in our weekly or annual lottery, making regular donations or simply dropping a few coins into one of our collecting tins.  All of this and so much more enable the Charity to make an enormous difference and we are truly grateful for your continued support.

Royal Papworth Hospital has often been referred to as the ‘Papworth Family’.  Everyone working to help our patients in the best possible way – treating the whole person, not just their medical needs.  Please remember that you are also a part of our family and we couldn’t do what we do without you.

With that in mind we have been exploring different ways we can offer you, our supporters, something new to get excited about. We are thrilled to announce a number of new sensational ways for our supporters to get involved with the Charity, including the launch of Papworth Picnic our new flagship event for all the family to enjoy and two challenge events for the thrill seekers amongst us.

So the question remains; why do you get up in the morning?  Will it be to cycle nearly 300 miles from London to Paris, Skydive from 20,000 feet, do some online shopping, plan a picnic or just to take the dog for a walk?  Whatever the reason, I hope it is one that you are passionate about and that you continue to do so. 

Nigel Harvey – Charity Administrator