Lloyds Banking team lend a hand at the RNOH
Earlier this month, 13 willing volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group arrived at the RNOH in Stanmore as part of their ‘Day To Make A Difference’ commitment. With great enthusiasm, the team completed the extensive task of re-painting the exterior of the Outpatients Department.
The volunteering was coordinated by Ellis Banfield, RNOH Involvement Lead, who said, “The team did an excellent job of painting the whole of Outpatients – patients and staff have already commented on how much better it looks. We’re really grateful for their hard work and look forward to having them back at the hospital soon!”
The team also visited the RNOH twice last year to renovate our Occupational Therapy gardens. The Lloyds colleagues’ affinity with the hospital began following contact from Steve Wallace, a Lloyds employee, whose daughter had an operation at the RNOH in 2013 to correct a spinal curve caused by Scoliosis. Steve said “It was a very difficult time for our family and the depth of care shown by the consultants and staff of Coxen Ward really helped us through this, so I wanted to be able to show our appreciation in some way”.
Steve plans to continue supporting the RNOH and will be inviting more volunteers to join in with future activities as they are planned.
The RNOH has benefited from the help of a number of corporate organisations and businesses who have, as part of their corporate social responsibility, spent time here working on a variety of voluntary projects. From working in the Therapy Garden to painting and maintenance of some of our estate, these groups have made a genuine impact on our work and helped to make the site more attractive and appealing for our patients and visitors.
The RNOH is keen to further develop its corporate volunteering package, including exploring potential patient-focused projects and opportunities. If your business or organisation would like to get involved in a volunteering day (or ongoing volunteering commitment), please contact Ellis at Volunteering@rnoh.nhs.uk