Merseyside NHS workers donate £5,000 to Lourdes charity

Merseyside NHS workers donate £5,000 to Lourdes charity

03 September 2014

Unite NHS workers from St. Helen’s and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will be presenting a ‘big’ cheque totalling £5,012.50 to HCPT Group 180 - The Pilgrimage Trust tomorrow (4 September 2014).
Unite members at the trust have decided to donate £5,012.50, which they received from the union as part of a recruitment drive, to the local charity that helps take sick and disadvantaged children to Lourdes. Since January 2014, they have recruited 370 new Unite members and six new representatives at the trust.
The money will be presented to representatives from the accident and emergency (A&E) at Whiston Hospital, who are fund raisers for the charity, and HCPT Group 180 tomorrow (Thursday 4 September) at 19.30 pm by Unite regional officer Debbie Brannan and Unite representative Adam Flanders at Parklands Sports Club, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 4NQ.
Unite regional officer, Debbie Brannan said: “I’m proud of the work our members have done.  Not only to recruit new members to build our union and make it stronger, but their continuous help and support to local communities.
“It is typical of the generosity of this workforce that they put others first. This donation will be a big help towards taking sick and disadvantage kids and their families to Lourdes.
“This is a great example of the union, our members and the community working together to support each other.”

For further information please contact Debbie Brannan on 07768 931 271 and/or Karen Viquerat, Unite communications officer on 07769 931 316.
Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.