Farnham Road Practice - Charity of the Year 2018
The Practice has decided to raise money for one charity in 2018 instead of three or four over the year. All staff were invited to take part in a survey and choose a charity. Out of 16 charities that were nominated the winner was the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Throughout the year all of the staff will be taking part in various fundraising activities. The Gauntlet Games, cake sales and many other events will take place between January and December 2018.
Our latest venture is a Farnham Road Calendar. If you would like to be the proud owner of one of these calendars please speak to a member of the team. All we ask is for a small donation of £5 (or more if you would like) for us to continue supporting GOSH for the remainder of 2018. We have managed to raise £2900 so far this year - we would like to get to £3000
If you would like to donate some money to this fantastic charity then please speak to a member of staff or visit our just giving page at:
Christmas Jumper Day – December 2017
On Friday 15th December the Staff at the Farnham Road Practice came to work in their best Christmas Jumpers to help raise money for Save the Children. The day was a great success and as a Practice we raised £106.60.
World COPD day – November 2017
World COPD day was held on 22nd November, to raise awareness of the respiratory condition; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to raise funds for the British Lung Foundation. The British Lung Foundation offer advice and support to patients, as well as funding research into lung disease.
A cake sale was held and there was a name the Teddy Bear Competition. The Teddy Bear was won by Elaine who guessed that the bears name was "Nithy"! An information board was put up in the waiting room at Farnham Road all about COPD and British Lung Foundation leaflets were given out. We managed to raise £89.25 for the British Lung Foundation.
Motor Neurone Disease Association – July 2017
In the month of July the Farnham Road Practice raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. On Wednesday 19th July there was a cake sale at Farnham Road Surgery. We raised £180 on this day.
On Saturday 29th July 11 members of the team which included Doctors, Nurses, Reception and Adminstrators took part in the Gauntlet Games in Brighton. The Gauntlet Games is a 5km course with 22 obstacles. The obstacles included wading through waist high water, balancing on a wobbly bridge over water and taking on the Gladiators.
In total the practice raised £1935.84
Thank you to everyone who donated.
Christmas Jumper Day – December 2016
On Friday 16th December the Staff at the Farnham Road Practice came to work in their best Christmas Jumpers to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children. The day was a great success and as a Practice we raised £136. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the patients that donated and supported us.
Macmillan - Brave the Shave - October 2016
On Friday 28th October Alison (reception) braved the shave. This was to raise money for Macmillan and to support Glenda (reception) whilst she undergoes chemotherapy. The total amount that was raised was £1730.58.
Hearing dogs for Deaf People - July 2016
From Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July the Farnham Road Practice raised money for Hearing dogs for Deaf People. On Wednesday 6th July there was a cake sale at both sites.
At Farnham Road staff and volunteers came to the surgery with a trainee hearing dog and a qualified hearing dog to speak to patients and staff about the charity and the training of the dogs.
There was a raffle at Farnham Road for staff and patients. Prizes were kindly donated by: Mattel, Odds Farm, Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, Theatre Royal Windsor, Slough Town Football club, Hearing Dogs Headquarters, Time run and Restaurante Saloio.
Collection buckets were out at both sites all week.
In total the practice raised £278.54.
Thank you to everyone who donated.
British Heart Foundation - February 2016
From the 1st - 5th February Staff and patients raised £199.84 for the British Heart Foundation. This was raised by the Practice having a cake sale, patients donating and Staff wearing their own clothes for the day.
Make a Wish UK and Save The Children - Christmas Jumper Day – December 2015
On Friday 18th December the Staff at the Farnham Road Practice came to work in their best Christmas Jumpers to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children. The day was a great success and as a Practice we raised £150. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the patients that donated and supported us.
Toxic Shock Syndrome – February 2015
This is a rare and potentially fatal condition associated with tampon use. Sunday 15th February was National awareness day and our General Manager, Gary Edwards, rode the 106 miles from Burnham to Caerwent in South Wales as part of the campaign to raise awareness. Farnham Road Surgery also held a cake sale on Friday 13th February to help raise awareness for this condition. For more information about Toxic Shock Syndrome visit:
Movember – November 2014
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. They achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Taking part can mean many things to many people, but if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. It would be simple to just sit back and do nothing, but it would be admirable to sign up and do something significant.
We chose Movember for our latest charity event at the Farnham Road Practice. Unfortunately though we could not persuade any of the males here to grow a moustaches so the ladies took matters into their own hands and decided that they would not shave/wax their legs for the month of November. In total 14 staff took part, Through sponsorship and a cake sale on 28th November we managed to raise over £500 for this great cause. Thank you to those who took part, and those who sponsored us to do so. Another great team effort.