Brunel staff support Above & Beyond

Helen Price
Assistant Investment Officer
20th June 2018

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Brunel Pension Partnership’s charity of 2018 is Above & Beyond.

Brunel staff are pleased to support Above & Beyond as the company’s chosen charity. Above & Beyond is a local charity with a mission to make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff who treat them in Bristol city centre hospitals.

Their support focuses on:

•             Creating welcoming environments;

•             Providing state of the art equipment;

•             Fund innovative research;

•             Supporting staff training and development.

This year Brunel will be raising money to buy iPads for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). These will offer patients from Bristol and beyond with a vital form of communication and help alleviate boredom. Intensive Care can be an extremely lonely and isolating place for patients. They benefit staff by providing stimulation and interaction and enhance the impact of physiotherapists who make use of the iPads to set simple but important exercises that can be done whilst lying down in bed. The decision to support the charity is in line with Brunel’s Values.

The Cardiac Ward in Bristol's Children’s Hospital. The little boy is playing on a ‘Magic Carpet’, an interactive projector with sensors which enables the kids to play games on the floor.

Corporate Fundraising Officer Catherine Harris says: “We’re so pleased to have Brunel on board as one of our Charity partners, we can’t wait to see what the year has in store for their fundraising. The staff and patients of Cardiac Intensive Care will benefit hugely from the iPads.”

She adds: “Our patients come from across the south west and Wales, particularly for the Children’s Hospital and the Heart Institute.”

Additional information about the great work of Above & Beyond and their latest appeals can be found at www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk. View their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-WmwCzSrfQ


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