Earlier in March, employees Harry, Daniel and daughter Lucy, Natalie and Director Mark Reynolds popped up to the Neonatal Unit, also known as Special Care Baby Unit, to present Dr Prakash Thiagarajan and lead nurse Paul McCann with a cheque for £20,000. After a year of fundraising, we were able to surpass the original target of £15,000. The money raised will go towards new equipment for the unit, including a video laryngoscope, a small device used to look into a baby’s throat and larynx that enables medical professionals to perform and record numerous procedures. The device will ultimately improve the efficiency of care they can provide babies and enhance staff training.
Paul McCann, Lead Nurse at SCBU, said: ‘A donation of £20,000 is quite simply staggering and will go a long way in the level of support and care we provide to premature and full-term babies. The video laryngoscope has been on our wish list for quite some time so it’s incredible to finally have the funds to purchase the new device, among other important pieces of equipment.'
We have had the best time coming up with fun ideas to get our staff involved in the fundraising such as the annual Christmas Party Raffle, a five-a-side football tournament, various corporate and employee golf days, a World Cup Sweepstake and an in-house cycle challenge 'Sam's Wheely Hard Cycle'. With the help of some extremely generous personal donations!
Our charity of the year 2019, the Alzheimer's Society IOM were thrilled to hear they had won our annual employee vote! The society is a vital lifeline for individuals and families affected by the disease. We’re looking forward to raising further funds for this important charity through a series of fundraising events and hopefully making a difference to the work they do on the Island.