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Nightingale Hammerson Bridge Day

Immense gratitude to all of our guests for joining us at the Andrew Robson OBE Bridge Day on 3rd October.   We have received so many messages of thanks and how enjoyable everyone found the day.   Our thanks, however, go to all our guests for supporting our fundraising and joining us at Hammerson House, Wohl Campus; we were so pleased to have you!

The Fundraising Team

Save the date! Improve your Bridge Skills with Andrew Robson OBE: October 2023

London Marathon 2022

Congratulations and thank you to Cathy, Dalya, Lyndy, Thea, Sladjana and McKenley who ran the London Marathon on Sunday. You are an inspiration to us all and we greatly appreciate all your support.

If you are interested in supporting Nightingale Hammerson and running in the 2023 marathon, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Briony on fundraising@nightingalehammerson.org

“It was such a privilege to run the London Marathon for Nightingale Hammerson this year. My grandmother spent her final years in Nightingale Hammerson homes. She moved in shortly after my grandfather, to whom she’d been married for over 70 years, passed away.

Under their care, she enjoyed a new chapter in her life, with company and enriching activities to fill her days. Once her health deteriorated, the team was there to care for her and tend to her complex needs.

London 2022 was my first marathon and despite my nerves, and the gruelling training and preparation, I was determined not to let the Nightingale Hammerson team down. The Friday evening before the run, I visited Hammerson House, Wohl Campus to light Shabbat candles together with some residents and staff, who were hugely encouraging.

Knowing that the money my run was raising was going towards enabling Nightingale Hammerson to maintain their outstanding care of our elderly community spurred me on reach my target and run through the difficult times.

Running a marathon is an ambition I have held for many years, and one that I didn’t believe I would ever realise. Volunteering to run for Nightingale Hammerson changed that and gave me the motivation and determination to persevere with the challenge.

I am delighted to say that I exceeded my fundraising target, raising a total of £1,852! People in my network really appreciated supporting me in my efforts to raise money for a small charity that relies on the income that the marathon generates.

I would recommend anyone that has even the slightest running capability to take their marathon journey with Nightingale Hammerson. Not only will you make a huge difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable people in our community, and their loved ones, but you will have the backing of the most supportive and encouraging team imaginable.” – Dalya

 

Nightingale Hammerson annual fundraising golf day

We were delighted to welcome over 85 attendees to our 37th annual golf tournament, on 24th May 2022, at the beautiful Coombe Hill Golf Club in Kingston-Upon-Thames.  Despite the adverse weather conditions half way through the competition, the day was hugely enjoyed by all.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our attendees and sponsors, the event, which has been organised by the Edward family since its inception, raised over £38,000.  Without this continued support, we would not be able to offer the high standard of care that our residents are accustomed to, especially in light of the current inflation in care costs.

Our gratitude goes out to Shelley Harris, Andrew Lazarus and John Austin for their hard work and dedication in organising the event and of course to Valerie and Maurice Edward for their wisdom and experience.

Save the date! Nightingale Hammerson Annual golf day will be taking place on the 16th May 2023. Further information to follow. For all enquiries contact events@nightingalehammerson.org

 

Matched Giving Campaign, February 2022: A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising event.

Thank you to everyone who supported our very first online fundraising event, the Nightingale Hammerson Matched Giving Campaign, which took place on the 20th and 21st February 2022.  This was the first time we ran a campaign that doubled everyone’s donations during the event.  We thank the very generous patrons who contributed to our ‘matched pot’ and who made it possible for us to run this event.

We were overwhelmed with the generosity and messages of support from our friends, donors and patrons.  It is heart-warming to know our charity is held with so much affection within the community.  Your donations will go a long way to ensuring we can continue to offer outstanding care for older members of the community at our homes in Nightingale House and Hammerson House, Wohl Campus.