Sun comes out

People across Surrey and Sussex have been startled this morning by the appearance of the sun, where previously there had been clouds and rain. We have checked with NHS colleagues and have it on good authority that this is normal at this time of year and helps people to feel great.  Please enjoy this big hit of vitamin d responsibly.  … Read More

Inspiring spaces: improving staff and visitor rest areas at SASH

We are excited to announce the next phase of improvements coming to SASH thanks to the support of our local community. Through the pandemic, your donations have helped staff with urgent requests (for example providing tablet devices to every ward in the Trust for family video calls with loved ones, and support for staff from a clinical psychologist). Staff also ... Read More

New Google Earth map lets you explore how your donations help at SASH

The point of donating to a charity is to make great stuff happen. So, we’ve put together an interactive map to show you some of the things your donations have made possible during the last 2 years.  You’ll see your support ranges from the small things which are hugely appreciated by staff, through to major investments (e.g. state of the … Read More

Meet our newest member of SASH Charity

We are excited to welcome Raquel Freudenberger to SASH Charity as the newest member of the charity team.  Raquel joins from the SASH recruitment team, and brings experience in project delivery and operations management in the NHS. Raquel is passionate about helping to develop SASH Charity so that we can help SASH go above and beyond for staff, patients and … Read More

Year one of Olive’s Appeal

It’s been quite a year. Alongside our work to support hospital staff and patients through COVID-19 – our work to help transform the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital has (with your help) continued at pace. Here’s a quick update on how your donations and support for Olive’s Appeal are already helping babies and families in the new neonatal intensive care / special … Read More

How you are helping during COVID-19

Since March 2020, you have helped to raise funds for our urgent staff welfare appeal in the most amazing ways; from Gatwick Airport Fire Service running on the runway in full attire, Sandcross Primary School wearing rainbow clothing, Benchmark Capital and their exercise challenge from Horsham to Brisbane, local cake sales and even shaving your hair! There are so many … Read More

You are helping bring live music to people with dementia in hospital

Donations from the local community support patients living with dementia. Local people in Surrey and Sussex have helped to support patients living with dementia watch live music via tablet devices while they’re in hospital. Thanks to generous donations to SASH Charity, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has piloted an adapted programme from Wishing Well Music for Health which brings live, … Read More

Helping patients and staff across SASH NHS Trust

Thanks to you, our fantastic community here in Surrey and Sussex, we’ve been able to support some brilliant ideas from NHS staff this week.  As soon as they’re up and running we’ll share more photos, but we couldn’t wait to tell you! Today we can officially announce that your donations have made possible: Your donations and fundraising make these things possible, … Read More

New exhibition at East Surrey Hospital raises awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

A new exhibition of illustrations has been installed at East Surrey Hospital to raise awareness of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Many people think that Parkinson’s, an incurable degenerative condition, is just tremor and slowness of movement, but there are more than 40 possible symptoms. Many symptoms do not involve movement (they are known as non-motor related) and are therefore ... Read More

Get Active Challenge raises over £13,000 for NHS staff during COVID-19 with solo/home exercise

Thank you! We were delighted to welcome Get Active Challenges Director Dave Kelly to officially present the money raised from entry fees for the recent SASH Challenge fitness challenge. As COVID-19 hit, over 1,300 local people set about tracking their solo exercise, including their home workouts, daily lockdown exercise allowances,  virtual bike rides and more, while raising funds to support ... Read More