CPFT launches new charity Head To Toe

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CPFT launches new charity Head To Toe
17 October 2017

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, which delivers community and mental health services, has launched its new charity, Head To Toe.

The charity will help to improve care for the 100,000 patients and service users the Trust supports every year – and people can already sign up for its first fundraiser, Steptacular, which is taking place throughout November.

Charity manager Clare Jones said: “We are delighted to launch Head To Toe because it really reflects the wide portfolio of services CPFT now offers. The Trust has changed enormously over the last few years - doubling in size in terms of the number of people who we care for and the number of staff we employ.

“CPFT has gone from being a mental health trust to one that now also delivers community care to people with long-term physical conditions. In addition, the Trust also provides social care services, children’s community health services in Peterborough, and is responsible for cutting-edge research.

“There has been a long tradition of people donating money to the Trust as a way of saying thank you to teams, wards and services they have been connected to.

“But with about one in eight people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough now coming into contact with CPFT services each year, the time is right to launch the charity and give our fundraising a brand new focus.”

The Head to Toe charity  - which can be found by visiting www.headtotoecharity.org - will not replace NHS funding but will enhance how the Trust can support patients, service-users and its 3,500 staff. The charity has four key aims; care and treatment; hope and support; research and innovation; and raising awareness and understanding.

Even before its official launch, Head To Toe was has already supported a number of CPFT initiatives including:
• A garden mural project for older adults with severe mental health conditions at the Trust’s Willow Ward at Fulbourn, Cambridge
• A photography course run by CPFT’s Recovery College East aimed at inspiring hope and recovery for people with mental health conditions
• A new family support group involving Kung Fu for children who are affected by brain injuries who are helped by the Trust’s Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) service

Kit Connick, Director of Primary Care and Corporate Affairs, said: “People have always been very generous with their donations to the Trust. The launch of Head To Toe will bring renewed energy to our fundraising efforts and improved care for all those we support and employ. We hope as many people as possible will sign up for Steptacular and take part in our first big fundraising event.”

Steptacular is the Head To Toe charity’s first major fundraising drive. Throughout November participants will be encouraged to improve their fitness for a great cause by pledging to walk, run or stroll 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 steps per day. Entry costs £5 and a free pedometer will be given to the first 300 people to sign up. Further details can be found at www.h2tsteptacular.org

*Pictured above are (left to right) Clare Jones, manager of CPFT’s charity Head to Toe with Trust Chief Executive Tracy Dowling and Trust staff members Jess MacKenzie-Denman, Katherine Buggy and Nicole Saunders


ENDS

For more information contact

Andy Burrows
Media and Marketing Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 07893 340795

 

 

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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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