Do you know how many pennies were on your last payslip?
Probably not, so why not donate them to charity?
We are delighted to share that we have joined Pennies from Heaven, a charity scheme which has already raised £1.2m across the NHS. How does it work? For example, if you earn £850.34 then you keep the £850 and give the 34p to charity. It's an easy and affordable way to support our charity.
What is the maximum amount I would ever give?
The most you can ever donate is 99p every time you are paid. If all of us at
the Trust join in we would raise £26,000 every year!
Which charity will my donations support?
Your pennies will support us, WHH Charity. All the funds which are raised through the Pennies for Heaven scheme will go directly to staff health and wellbeing.
Click here to sign up.
‘The Sanctuary Hub’
A dedicated mental health and wellbeing facility at Warrington Hospital designed to provide an environment conducive to staff wellbeing and recovery. The £35K Sanctuary Hub was funded by the donations to the WHH charity via NHS Charities Together and also a generous donation from the League of Friends of Warrington Hospital.
The chalet-style building is located in one of the hospital courtyards and offers a shared, relaxing space to host staff support groups, on-site counselling sessions and wellbeing activity including yoga, bereavement workshops and mindfulness therapies.
James Melling, a SURGEON at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals completed what he described as a ‘brutal’ challenge in support of WHH Charity.
Dr James Melling, the trust’s colorectal surgeon and lead for paediatric general surgery, cycled to the height of the summit of Mount Everest to raise money for the hospital’s charitable arm.
James, biked up Peaslow Hill in the Peak District 68 times in one day last month to cover the 8,848m height of the world’s tallest mountain.
“The challenge is simple but brutal. Pick a hill and cycle up and down it repeatedly until you have reached 8,848 metres. Stopping to eat is allowed, but no sleeping,” he said.
“I did Land’s End to John O'Groats last year, and that was a walk in the park compared to what this was.
“It ended up taking 19 hours and 30 minutes due to temperatures being well over 30C in the sun, meaning shorter efforts and more breaks required to avoid heat stroke.
“I started at 4.30am in the mist and moonlight, and finally completed 68 ascents and just over 8,900m climbing at around midnight.
“It was horrible, and easily the hardest physical thing I have ever done, but knowing people had sponsored me for WHH charity meant I simply could not quit.
“Thanks to all who have supported me, and please consider a donation to WHH Charity to help spur me on through the saddle sores.”
James raised more than £1,200 through this challenge.