Hospitals given £2,000 cash donation by staff at security firm

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | Coronavirus | Published:

A Black Country hospital trust has received a donation of £2,000 from the company which supplies security staff to its hospital sites.

New Cross Hospital

Carlisle Support Services has donated the cash to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT), which runs New Cross and Cannock Chase hospitals.

Half of the money was from a prize the team won at Carlisle's annual awards, which they decided to donate to the trust as a gesture of gratitude and support for the handling of the Covid-19 crisis. The cash was then matched by a personal donation by Paul Evans, Carlisle Support Services' chief executive.

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David Loughton, chief executive at RWT, said: "I was deeply touched by this generous donation. The security team have and continue to deal with situations in a very professional manner that I am exceedingly pleased with.

“I would like to arrange for the donation to be placed in the general Trust fund for all staff to utilise. I thank them so much for their donation, this is so gratefully received.”

Paul Smith, head of security at RWT, said: “This is a truly generous and heart-warming donation from the security and events north division of Carlisle Support Services and their CEO Paul Evans. The team on site here at RWT continues to provide us with a security service that we are very proud of.


“They have continued to operate with integrity, bravery and selflessness in ensuring the hospital is a safe and secure environment for all during these challenging times and have not faltered while delivering these services, which I thank them for.”

Mr Evans added: “Considering the crisis I was moved when the team approached me and said they would like to donate this £1,000 to the NHS and specifically to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. As a gesture I have decided to match this so will be donating £2,000 to the NHS on behalf of Carlisle Support Services.

"I know this is a small sum when you consider the cost of the crisis, but I hope you find a way of using this money in some capacity to support the efforts of staff who are putting their lives on the line for us all, day in, day out.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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