The South West’s largest private hospital is launching a region-wide competition to find a “Charity of the Year” to support throughout 2012.
To date Spire Bristol Hospital has always supported a range of causes, from local fun runs to international nursing campaigns.
Now the hospital’s management has decided that, as of 2012, one good cause will be nominated annually as its “Charity of the Year” and benefit from cash donations and fund-raising efforts.
“Financially we support dozens of charity events throughout the year, but it has been very unfocused and somewhat ad hoc, so now we’ve decided we are going to pick just one charity to support every year,” said Rob Anderson, Director at Spire Bristol Hospital.
“However, we’re not going to take an arbitrary decision, but instead we are going to ask patients, staff and the consultants who work here to vote on who should be our first Charity of the Year.”
All charities need to do to be considered as Spire Bristol Hospital’s nominated Charity of the Year is contact the hospital direct. Then, when a short list of three is drawn up, the names will be voted on by patients, staff and consultants.
“We’re very proud to be the region’s largest private healthcare provider,” said Rob Anderson. “Therefore we believe the charity we support should, first and foremost, also be based in and focused on the South West, and must also have some sort of relevance to the work we do here at Spire Bristol Hospital.”
Charities have until Monday October 17 2011 to get their applications in. Registered charities can obtain an application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0117 980 4066.