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Charity News - 2019


Maldon Golf Club presentation
Maldon golfers hit sand to raise a grand

Maldon Golf Club's seniors raised more than £1,100 by donating every time they hit shots into bunkers. 

Hiscott family neonatal donation
Family raise £3,800 for Neonatal unit

Anita Hiscott and her daughter Liberty returned to the unit seven years on to make a donation. 

AJW cheque donation
AJW present Phoenix ward with an £11,000 cheque for Christmas

The roofing suppliers nominated the children's ward as their charity of the year. 

Slimming World consultants
Slimming World help staff to have a healthy Christmas

Group leaders donated boxes of fruit to departments and wards.

Linden Homes Christmas donation

Linden Homes’ Christmas appeal buys Phoenix presents for sixth successive year

The staff at Linden's Chelmsford office have been buying Christmas gifts for children at the hospital since 2014.

Kidorable Christmas hampers
Kind-hearted Kidorable donate Christmas hampers to Phoenix ward

The Braintree-based pre-school gifted 15 hampers of toys, books, food and toiletries.

Essex cricketers
Essex cricket stars bring toys and trophies to children's wards

The double-winning Essex team handed out gifts and met families on Phoenix and Wizard wards.

Motorbike and sleigh
Bikers bring Christmas cheer to children at Broomfield

The Dengie and South Essex Bikers, complete with motorcycle-pulled sleigh,  roared into the hospital on their annual toy run.

Events at Broomfield this Christmas

There's a full calendar of festive fun with carol singing, motorcycling Santas and our first ever present drop.


Chris Chipperfield with Sri
My robotic surgery story: Chris Chipperfield, 36

"It was a total transformation"

Phoenix ward book donation
Usborne's community pledge buys books for Phoenix

Children on Phoenix ward have new reading material thanks to donations from Nationwide Building Society, Redrow Homes, Brewers Decorator Centres, Adams Joinery and Usborne Books.

Megan Jiggins
My robotic surgery story: Megan Jiggins, 27

"Having the surgery brought me back to normaility"

Midwife Annabel Petrus (centre) with members of the maternity team
Midwives roll back the years for charity calendar

The maternity team have recreated scenes from yesteryear for a 'then and now' calendar to raise money for a new scanner.

Quiz winners Health Records with Julie Godfrey (l) and Tom Browne (r)
Out to Africa quiz night raises £2,200

The money will help support training at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.

Palliative Care washbags
Palliative Care purchase more wash bags thanks to Friends' funding

The wash bags make an unexpected stay in hospital more comfortable for relatives of patients in our care.

Linden Homes toy donation 2018
Christmas present drop - Saturday 7 December

Come to the hospital on the first Saturday in December and help spread some Christmas cheer at our first ever festive present drop.

Robot evening group
Robotic surgery success celebrated

Donors and former patients gathered to celebrate the impact of the surgical robot and tour the operating theatres.


Nicola and Lindsay baby loss in atrium
Baby loss events raise bumper total for Blossom suite

A week of events made £763 for the hospital’s Blossom suite for bereaved families.

Elden family donation to Children's Burns
Family donate £500 to Children's Burns

Hartley Elden and his family returned at the ward six years on from his treatment to present a cheque after fundraising by his grandmother, Ruth.

Charity logo
Leaving a legacy to Broomfield Hospital

A legacy is a wonderful way to say thank you. Find out how you can help contribute to the future of the hospital.

GERT suit

New GERT suit gives an insight into old age

A new weighted suit that replicates the effects of old age by restricting movement is now in use across the Trust

Urology models
Friends at Broomfield and Falcon Bowling Club fund new Urology models

The Friends’ £3,000 donation and over £1,800 from the Falcon bowlers has bought new abdomens, male genitalia, and a female pelvis that will be used to train staff and inform patients.


Dr Becky Martin, Judith Harriott and Nicole Lee
Broomfield trio tame South Coast Challenge

Dr Becky Martin, Judith Harriott and Nicole Lee walked 56km in aid of the Children's Burns Club.

Urology models
Fund of the month: what we've bought so far

It's six months since our fund of the month campaign began. Read more more about the projects we've supported.

Jacqui Taylor BRA donation
Patient Jacqui raises over £4,000 after 'brilliant' care at Broomfield and Southend hospitals

Jacqui Taylor's donation will be shared between Broomfield's Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) fund and Southend Hospital's Breast unit.

AJW golf day
AJW pass £10k target for Phoenix with golf day fundraiser

Roofing suppliers AJW pitched and putted their way past their £10,000 fundraising target for Phoenix ward with a golf day in Cambridge.

Team photo
Football match nets £2,200 for charity

The first ever Silverswan Homes Charity Cup football match in aid of Mid Essex Hospitals Charity ended in a dramatic penalty shootout as over £2,200 was raised.


Dawn Hall
Dawn donates to Breast unit

Former patient Dawn Hall held a coffee morning at her office to raise an impressive £575.

Vicky Ford burger event
Staff summer barbecue is a sizzling success

Mid Essex Hospitals Charity and the Rapid Relief Team joined forces to serve lunch to over 2,300 staff at Broomfield Hospital.

Asda donation
Asda shoppers support Blossom suite

The supermarket giant donated £500 after a green token appeal in their South Woodham Ferrers store.

Neall garden party
Cream tea garden party raises tasty total

Paula and Ken Neall raised £450 for MEHT’s urology fund after holding a garden party at their Southminster home.

Carrie Tyler card game
Carrie's card game gets staff and patients talking

Falls clinical nurse specialist Carrie Tyler has created a card game that is being used across the hospital to aid the wellbeing of patients with delirium and dementia.

Malina Silva
Curry night raises a spicy £1000 for Breast unit

Former patient Malina Silva raised money for the team who cared for her by organising a curry night in Chelmsford.

John Chapman skydive
Fearless John's leap for Lister

Lister ward healthcare assistant John Chapman skydived from 10,000ft to raise money to buy new pressure mattresses.

Tom Davis
Prudential Ride quartet conquer the London-Surrey 100

Huge congratulations to Tom Davis, Paul Foster, Michele Turkentine, and Chris Teates for taking on the tough 100-mile 2012 Olympics road race course. 

Matthew Pudney donation
Matthew walks for unit who saved his grandmother

Matthew Pudney walked 22 miles from St Peter-on-the-wall in Bradwell-on-Sea to the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Burnham to raise money for the General Intensive Care Unit.

Prudential riders
Meet our Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 riders

Paul, Tom, Michele and Chris are cycling 100 miles along the 2012 Olympic roadrace route in aid of Mid Essex Hospitals Charity.

Read why they wanted to take on the challenge.


New renal trolleys
New trolleys help renal patients rest during dialysis

New trolleys purchased from charitable funds are making dialysis sessions more comfortable for renal patients. 

Carol Palmer

Patient Carol completes epic 400-mile cycle for BRA

Inspirational cyclist Carol Palmer completed a 400-mile solo ride for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) before returning to hospital less than 48 hours later to have her last surgery.

AJW cycle team

AJW cycle 24 hours for Phoenix

A team of cyclists from AJW Distribution completed a 24-hour challenge in aid of Phoenix ward.  

Cleft breastpump donation

Cleft fundraising buys new breastfeeding pumps and bottles

Parents Stuart and Carol Gosling have funded five new breast pumps and bottles for children born with cleft lip and palate. 

Art Fund Essex hospital tour

Art Fund Essex enjoy hospital tour 

Art Fund Essex visited the hospital to enjoy a tour of our public artwork led by Tim Ward, the man responsible for the commissioning the artists.

Open Gardens Event 29 June 2019

Glorious Open Gardens are a sun-filled success

Broomfield Hospital’s Open Gardens has been hailed a success as the public were given guided tours of the grounds for the very first time. 

Made it to Brighton Louise Carol Matt Barry Andy

Broomfield to Bournemouth cycle raises thousands for BRA 

Consultant plastic surgeon Mat Griffiths and his patients Louise Quinn and Carol Palmer pedalled an incredible 197 miles over two days from Broomfield Hospital to Bournemouth to raise money for Mid Essex Hospitals Charity’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) fund.

ED golf day
Golfers get into the swing for Emergency Department

A golf day organised by clinical site coordinator Graeme Aitken in aid of the Emergency Department has raised over £2,000.

Chelmsford RFC

Chelmsford RFC pack down for Phoenix ward

Chelmsford rugby club raised a superb £2,300 by holding a charity rugby match in aid of Phoenix ward.

Hospitals Nuclear Challenge

NHS fundraisers get muddy for money

Teams from Mid Essex, Southend and Basildon hospitals joined together to complete a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for the hospitals’ charities.

Chelmsford Community Transport minibus launch

Patient transport gets an upgrade in mid and south Essex

A new partnership has been launched between Chelmsford Community Transport and Mid and South Essex Hospitals to improve access to services for patients and carers.

Shai's Smile donation

Shai’s Smile make inspiring £8,000 donation to Phoenix ward

Phoenix ward were the grateful recipients of an amazing £8,000 donation from charity Shai’s Smile.

Mayor cheque presentation

Mayor of Chelmsford makes magnificent donation to dementia project

The Mayor of Chelmsford presented a cheque for over £87,000 in aid of MEHT’s dementia project and Kids Inspire to conclude her year of fundraising for the two charities. 

Burnham rugby juniors

Burnham rugby juniors run wild for Broomfield

Burnham-on-Crouch rugby club’s under-10s are no strangers to mud and it showed as they conquered the Nuclear Races Rookie Rush obstacle course to raise money for the hospital’s chemotherapy unit. 

Blossom suite - Stacey, Tabitha and Emma

Emma and Stacey’s fantastic fun day raises fortune for Blossom suite

Mums Emma Wiles and Stacey Alliston raised over £2,900 for Broomfield Hospital’s Blossom suite after organising a hugely successful fun day in memory of their daughters Isla and Lois.

Friends robot

Friends at Broomfield donate £50k to robot appeal

The Friends at Broomfield have donated a magnificent £50,000 to the robotic surgery appeal.

Out to Africa team bring modern surgical training to Zambia

Out to Africa team bring modern surgical training to Zambia 

The Out to Africa team, led by surgeon Tom Browne, have returned from their latest teaching trip to Lusaka, Zambia

Feering Ward

Fund of the month Feering feeling flush 

Feering ward opened in April and was also our first fund of the month.

Charity Easter Bake Off

Cake queen Kate wins Broomfield bake off 

Congratulations to Kate Kerly who was crowned the winner of the 2019 Broomfield Charity Bake Off.

Easter Egg donation

Eggceptional work from our Easter donors 

Easter weekend was eggceptional this year as we received a mountain of chocolate eggs for patients and staff.

Essex Police Cheque

Police recruits raise over £2,400 for robotic surgery appeal

New Essex police officers raised £2,413 for MEHT’s robotic surgery appeal after organising a series of charity events during their training.

School choir competition

St Mary’s Shenfield triumph at charity choir competition

St Mary’s School from Shenfield were crowned champions as the annual Chelmsford and District Primary Schools Choir Competition reached an exciting finale.

Mayor's Quiz

Mayor’s charity quiz night raises £1,300

The Mayor of Chelmsford’s charity quiz night raised over £1,300 for Mid Essex Hospitals’ Dementia Project and Kids Inspire.

Jelly Cat

Generous Jellycat donate to Wizard

Wizard ward were the grateful recipients of a special donation from soft toy company Jellycat.

Matron Joyce McIntosh, Gallery owner Louise Poulton and her grandson McKenzie

Gallery owner donates to Neonatal 

Gallery owner Louise Poulton visited Neonatal to present a cheque for £1,000.

The Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge with Neonatal matron Joyce McIntosh

Fantastic Rotary fundraising buys new monitors for Neonatal 

Fundraising by the Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge has paid for two new monitors for Broomfield Hospital’s Neonatal ward costing £5,000.

Chocolate tombola 14-2-19

Tasty tombola raises £200

Mid Essex Hospitals Charity raised £200 on Valentine’s Day by holding a chocolate tombola in the atrium. 

Bouygues donation at Children's Burns 14-2-19

Bouygues donate to Children’s Burns

Facilities managers Bouygues bounced into Children’s Burns to make a fantastic donation of £1,133 to the ward. 

Junior sister Ginny Howard

Ginny’s teddy tonic: Burns nurse hopes new bears will comfort children 

Children being treated for burns will soon have cuddly new friends to comfort them thanks to an initiative from nurse Ginny Howard.

Phoenix Rotary robot donation group shot

Rotary support Robot appeal

The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Phoenix made a special visit to Theatres to donate to the robotic surgery appeal. 

Tony and Sandra Riley donation 2

Chemotherapy Day Unit Bowled Over by Donation 

The members of Prittlewell Bowls Club in Southend have raised over £1,600 for Broomfield Hospital’s Chemotherapy unit.

Witham Lionesses knitting donation

Lionesses Knit for Neonatal 

The Witham and District Lionesses roared into Broomfield to donate a hamper of knitting to the Neonatal ward.

Gary Winter GICU donation 17-1-2019

Grateful Gary and Karla gift £1,200 to GICU

Former patient Gary Winter and his wife Karla returned to Broomfield to make a donation to the hospital’s General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) to say thank you for his life-saving treatment.