Kath Haworth

Meet Kath! Kath is Ward Clerk on the Reedyford Ward at Pendle Community Hospital, and is all round fundraising extraordinaire.

She has worked at the Trust since 1979 and never misses an opportunity to get involved and support ELHTandMe. Whether its organising a raffle, sweepstake, book stall, bucket collection, or a fashion show, she is always first in line! Kath also truly exceeds at drumming up additional support for the charity in the workplace and local community to help raise funds to enhance patient and staff experience.

In recognition of Kath’s dedication and overwhelming support, ELHT&Me are delighted to officially welcome her to the team as one of our Charity Champions and look forward to working together to fundraise for those extras that make all the difference to our patients and staff.

Kath’s passion for fundraising began in the 1990s when she joined the fundraising committee for the Mayor of Burnley. This theme continued in 2019-20, supported former Mayor, Councillor Anne Kelly and her husband to raise thousands of pounds towards diagnostic equipment at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

Her commitment to the cause knowing no bounds, Kath is also a founding member of the Friends of Pendle; a passionate and committed group of volunteers who work in partnership with ELHT&Me to support our hospitals, staff and patients.

Thank you for all that you do Kath, you are truly amazing!

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Geoff Chiu

Geoff is a consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, the clinical lead at Royal Bolton Hospital, and one of the researchers at the Saving Faces Charity. Along with 8 other Consultants, the team treats patients who have cancer to the face and mouth, sustained facial injuries, and patients with facial deformity.

Geoff is raising funds for equipment that is above and beyond NHS standards and research. To do this, he is competing in the Bolton Ironman 70.3 which includes a 1.2 mile swim in Pennington Flash, followed by a 56 miles cycle, finishing with a 13.1 mile half marathon ending in Bolton Town Centre.

Please support Geoff to help him and his team fix smiles, bring back smiles and create new ones: Donate here

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What does being an ELHT&Me Charity Champion involve?

  •  Getting to know ELHT&Me and the amazing work they do
  •  Chatting to colleagues about it, to make sure as many people are aware of the charity as possible
  •  Championing support for the charity in the workplace, for example suggesting a fundraising angle for a team activity
  •  Acting as the first point of contact for colleagues wanting to get involved, organise a fundraising event or donate the money they’ve raised to the charity
  •  Meeting with fellow champions on a regular basis – swapping ideas, sharing success and getting to know each other
  •  Stirring up a bit of healthy competition – encouraging your team to raise more money than others over the course of the year!
  • Keeping in contact with the charity to let them know how everything is going and how they can help. The fundraising team will provide all the tips, ideas and materials you need to get going and keep motivated

What are the benefits?

  • Develop new skills in areas such as communication, motivation, team-building, events and fundraising
  • Build relationships and networks across the Trust
  • Feel rewarded… and have fun whilst helping raise vital funds for your hospital, ward, department, colleagues and patients.

Could this be you?

For more information on how to become a Charity Champion please contact the Fundraising Team on 01254 733936 or email fundraising@elht.nhs.uk