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Cygnet Hospital Ealing supporting the Felix Project

Cygnet Hospital Ealing’s Social Cause Group have recently held a successful fundraising event to raise money for the Felix Project.

The hospital’s Social Cause Group was formed in March 2020 by the ladies on the hospital’s specialist eating disorder service, Sunrise Ward. With service users unable to access community groups they wanted to engage with the community in a different way. The ladies wanted to take an active role in the COVID19 situation, so they began planning ways to raise money and help vulnerable groups of people affected most by the virus.

One of the ladies on Sunrise Ward explains here more about the group, the charity they chose to raise funds for and the success of their most recent fundraising event.

“As part of our Social Cause Group, we wanted to do something to give back to our community and therefore, we decided to raise money for the Felix Project, a charity working to alleviate hunger in the UK.

“The Felix Project collects surplus food from businesses, restaurants and supermarkets and then redistributes it the most vulnerable in society. They believe that no one should go hungry and that everyone deserves access to healthy, delicious meals.

“This aim is very close to our hearts and therefore, on 9th June 2020, we hosted an event on the unit to raise money for the Felix Project. We brought staff and service users together for an afternoon of poetry readings and musical performances. Staff also had the opportunity to have their nails painted and to purchase cushions, bags, plates, keyrings and plant pots made by service users.

“The event was a huge success! Not only were we able to raise £316, we also brought staff and patients from both wards together for a brilliant afternoon of giving, sharing and performing!

“We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who supported the event. We were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity, enthusiasm and kindness and we thank you so much for coming.”

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