Committed to charity Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

In the last two years, the Hillarys team has dug deep and raised £30,130 for charity while having as much fun as possible along the way!

Coffee mornings, fabric sales, car washes, dress down days, cake bakes, long-distance runs, head shaves and even parachute jumps were among the many regular fundraising events enjoyed at Hillarys in this time.

Hillarys’ two Nottingham sites donated a phenomenal £22,430 to worthy causes, including £20,750 to Hayward House, a palliative care ward in Nottingham City Hospital.

At Hayward House, the hospice-style unit provides support to patients and their families up to and including end-of-life care. The doctors and nurses work tirelessly to make sure everyone is comfortable and the charity helps fund the things that don’t normally come out of an NHS budget. Donations help to provide things like complimentary therapy, art activities, a kitchen, a break-out area for visiting families, a garden and many other items and activities.

The Nottingham sites also donated a further £1,680 to Children in Need, Comic Relief, Save the Children, Jeans for Genes and Brain Tumour Research.  

Meanwhile, the Washington team raised £7,700 for the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) by taking part in a wide range of activities, such as pumpkin carving competitions, raffles, quizzes, cake sales and charity bag collections.

The GNAAS operates three helicopters, 365 days a year, across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. GNAAS crews respond to around 1,000 calls each year and on board the aircraft are specialist trauma doctors and paramedics, who bring accident and emergency expertise to the scene.