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Keep it Cosy for staff and patients at RUH Bath

Calling families, friends, schools and businesses, it’s time to take part in a Keep It Cosy day. This is a brand new fundraising event that’s taking place on Wednesday 16 December to raise money for your local hospital, the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

The Keep It Cosy event has been created by the hospital’s charity The Forever Friends Appeal. It’s been designed so that people can get together virtually and have some fun in a safe way. This event is part of the charity’s RUH Christmas Appeal which aims to raise the money needed to support patients and staff this Christmas and beyond.

Karlie Evans, Events and Community Officer said: “Even though this Christmas is likely to be different this year, we can still have fun by taking part in our virtual Keep It Cosy fundraising day on Wednesday 16 December – or choose a day that suits you.

“Whether you team up with friends, family or your work colleagues we’ve got three different cosy themed activities for you to choose from, for example you could all do a video call in your coziest knitwear, organise a virtual coffee morning or take part in the ultimate quiz night.

“It’s up to you to choose how you want to fundraise and we’ve got lots of other fundraising ideas on our website. All we are asking is for people to create a Just Giving page and encourage donations to it on the day or donate to our RUH Christmas Appeal our website.”

The funds raised for the charity’s RUH Christmas Appeal will go towards making this Christmas as special as it can be for our patients and staff. As with every year, there will be many dedicated staff working at the RUH during the festive period caring for our loved ones who are too unwell to return
home for Christmas.

Helen Jeffcoat-Marsh, Senior Sister on RUH Medical Assessment Unit said: “This Christmas I will be working an early shift on MAU which is 7:30am to 3:30pm. I don’t mind working Christmas, so that another person in my team can spend it with their family.

“I know that this year there will be patients who may not be able to see their families due to COVID and the restrictions. I hope that they know behind our masks that there is still a smile and that we will make it the best we possibly can for them.”

To sign up and take part in Keep It Cosy on Wednesday 16 December to support our local hospital heroes click here and request a free fundraising pack.