Staff at USP College set up a fundraising page on JustGiving on Friday 3 April and raised just over £1000 in three days for Mid and South Essex Hospitals NHS Trust. The College contributed £500 to start things off, and hope that donations will continue over the Easter break.
The Trust covers Basildon and Southend Hospitals, as well as Chelmsford, Braintree and Maldon. Over 1.2 million people in Essex are covered by these hospitals, and the charity aims to fund state of the art equipment and other types of care that are not funded by the government.
USP College have also donated thousands of pounds worth of PPE equipment, which would have otherwise been used in science lessons, to an NHS Clinic. The College also donated all leftover food in the restaurant of their Palmer’s Campus to a Thurrock food bank.
Sarah Maguire, Student Engagement Officer from USP College said “We chose the Mid and South Essex Hospitals NHS Trust because we wanted the money donated to go to local hospitals, the ones that our own family and friends may find themselves in, so that we can help the local communities of our staff and students”.
Principal & CEO Dan Pearson said “We are very proud to be supporting our local NHS hospitals, and as a large organisation in Essex we want the best for our community. We felt it was our duty to do what we can to help, and we hope our donations show the value we hold for our NHS”.
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