CPFT's Head To Toe charity gets £50k boost

Extra funding from NHS Charities Together to support communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19

CPFT's Head To Toe charity gets £50k boost
17 July 2020

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust’s charity Head To Toe has been awarded a further funding boost of £50,000.

The money has come from NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation of all National Health Service charities, which shot to prominence when Captain Tom Moore raised more than £32 million for it.

In the latest round of grants, NHS Charities Together has said the money that Head To Toe has received should be distributed to communities which have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

Head To Toe supports the patients and staff of CPFT which provides mental health services and community physical health services across the area.

Charity Manager Hannah Wysocki said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from the latest grants issued by NHS Charities Together.

“We recognise the need to do what we can to help support communities which have been
disproportionately affected by coronavirus.

“That could include more support for staff and patients from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds or those who have been shielding because they have long-term conditions.

“We will be liaising closely with patient representative and community groups as well as our own workforce to decide how best this money can be spent.”

A joint statement from Kit Connick, Director of Corporate Affairs and Sharon Gilfoyle, Head of Inclusion, said: We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this money as we know it will make a huge difference to those staff and patients who have been disproportionately affected by Covid19.

“We are looking forward to spending this money on areas that that will make a measurable and sustainable impact for our staff and people within our community.

“Thank you to NHS Charities Together and to everyone who has donated money to this worthy cause.”

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the generosity of people locally as well as across the country, NHS Charities Together has received more than £130 million.

Before the latest grant, Head To Toe has received around £65,000 to fund an array of projects to benefit patients and staff.

They have included:

Cups, hand creams and other personal items for community nurses who spend long days on their rounds seeing patients in their own homes.

Self-help therapy books for patients of the Trust’s mental health teams

Toys and arts and crafts materials for young people being supported by the Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Ipads and games which help support therapeutic treatments received by service-users on the Trust’s in-patient mental health and community hospital wards.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-help books, for clients who are restricted in being able to attend physical appointments with our mental health teams

Funding for the setting-up of special rooms at the Trust’s inpatient unit and community hospital sites where patients and staff can relax and practise mindfulness

Only part of the funds available to Help To Toe come from NHS Charities Together, other donations come from patients or relatives of patients who have been treated and cared for by CPFT teams. Staff from across the Trust also regularly hold events to raise money for Head To Toe.

Hannah said: “The continuing generosity of people and staff continues to humble and amaze me.

“People are so kind and we always ensure that all donations and gifts we receive benefit as many people as possible.”

For more information about Head To Toe and to make a donation here.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community physical health services.
With 4,000 staff, the Trust also provides learning disability, social care, and children community healthcare services. It is also renowned for its research work.

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About Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is a health and social care organisation, providing integrated community, mental health and learning disability services, across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and children’s community services in Peterborough. We support a population of just under a million people and employ nearly 4,000 staff. Our largest bases are at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, and Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge, but our staff are based in over 90 locations. We are a University of Cambridge Teaching Trust and member of Cambridge University Health Partners, working together with the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

For more information please contact:

Hannah Wysocki
Head To Toe Charity Manager
E hannah.wysocki@cpft.nhs.uk
T 07970 400788


Andy Burrows
Interim Deputy Head of Communications
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 219467

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