The N&N Hospitals Charity is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Charity Champion Awards.
Our annual award programme aims to recognise and thank members of our community, including schools, young people, businesses and members of staff for supporting our hospitals in their own ways. We are so pleased to announce this year’s winners.
Charity Champion Inspiration Award
Lead Clinical Educator for HCAs in Surgery Natasha Adams: Natasha has been involved with the charity since she was a staff nurse and is always looking for new ways to encourage staff and patients to raise money while having fun. Last year, she organised a 73-kilometre walking challenge, raising almost £1,500 for her ward, and a Great Easton Bake Off, raising hundreds of pounds more.
Young Person’s Charity Champion Award
Evie Youngs: Evie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma earlier this year aged 15, and has been treated at the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital. Since then, she has raised more than £6,000 for the department, through fundraising events and inspiring others to do the same.
Sofia Honey Adcock: Sofia has successfully completed Oncology treatment at the jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, finally ringing the end-of-treatment-bell this summer. Sofia and her family and friends have raised more the £5,000 for Jenny Lind Hospital from a variety of events.
Charity Champion Staff Award
Richard Wharton: Richard has held a stall ball at the Assembly House, raising more than £2,000 for the charity and is instrumental in bringing music to the hospital, particularly talented young pianists and staff.
Charity Champion Director’s Award
The Forum: The Forum has supported us for a number of years, from the launch of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal, sponsoring our Boudicca Christmas tree for two years in the St Peter Mancroft Christmas Tree Festival and hosting our Heritage Open Day exhibition celebrating 250 years of the N&N.
Charity Champion Community Award
Simon Game and Sainsbury’s Longwater: Simon raised £4,548 for the £1m appeal to create a Norfolk and Norwich Orthopaedic Centre (NANOC). Simon, who works as a personal shopper in the Longwater branch, dressed up as Santa Claus and collected donations from shoppers, while the store itself had charity buckets on each checkout.
Charity Champion Corporate Award
Fireworks Ltd: The company has organised a series of events over the past 12 months, including supporting our Christmas Snowflake Appeal, holding a summer fete and movie night among other activities, raising more than £5,000.
Charity Champion Schools Award
Town Close School: From a Christmas Fair to a French breakfast, the whole school went above and beyond to support the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital after choosing us as their charity of the year, raising more than £9,000.
Lynn Crombie, from the N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “The awards are very special to us as they allow us to highlight just a few of the amazing people and organisations who help us every day. With their support, we can do so much more for our staff and patients and the hospital.”
To find out more about the N&N Hospitals Charity go to https://nnhospitalscharity.org.uk/