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Broomfield Hospital Open and Fun Day – 8th August 2015

Broomfield Hospital Open and Fun Day – 8th August 2015

Join us on Saturday the 8th August from 11am to 4pm for a great fun day out!

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET
Prizes to be won: HD TV, Event Tickets, iPads and much more!

Don’t miss a guest appearance from Elsa from Frozen!

With our Dinosaur Experience, Giant Inflatables and Inflatable Sweeper it’s great fun for the kids!

Take a look behind the services at Broomfield Hospital and see how our theatres, world class burns unit, heledeck and robotic surgery really work.

FREE PARKING AND FREE ENTRANCE
Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

Essex Police Choir are proud to have Friends at Broomfield Hospital as one of it’s two chosen charities for 2015

Essex Police Choir are proud to have Friends at Broomfield Hospital as one of it’s two chosen charities for 2015

The more money raised, the more gets donated so please come along and support the Essex Police Choir at the following events this year.

24th October 2015 – 7.30pm
The Annual Concert
Held at Chelmsford Cathedral

This event is going to be huge! With the Essex Police Band and the Gwent Police Male Voice Choir, we will undoubtedly have a sell-out concert again.

Tickets are £10 and include refreshments.

12th December 2015 – 7.30pm
The Annual Carol Concert
Held at Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford

This will include the presentation of cheques to our charities, audience participation and mince pies!

Tickets are £10

Tickets for both events are available from:
Mark Lawrence – 07802 414793
Alternatively email: tickets@essexpolicechoir.co.uk

www.essexpolicechoir.co.uk

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

Tea, Cake and lots of fun.

Tea, Cake and lots of fun.

Some great photos of the tea and cake stall the Friends ran for the recent Fun Day at Broomfield Hospital.

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

Donation means patients receiving chemotherapy can benefit from free holistic treatments.

Donation means patients receiving chemotherapy can benefit from free holistic treatments.

Donation means patients receiving chemotherapy can benefit from free holistic treatments.

Patients having chemotherapy at Broomfield Hospital’s cancer care unit will be able to have the continuing benefit of reflexology treatment, thanks to a donation from the Friends at Broomfield Hospital.

The Friends, a group of volunteers dedicated to improving facilities for patients and staff at Broomfield Hospital, have given a generous donation of £5,000 to the cancer care unit to enable patients receiving chemotherapy to benefit from the holistic treatment free of charge.

Lisa Villiers, cancer care unit manager said: “Reflexology is an important holistic approach we have adopted here at Broomfield Hospital and it is entirely funded by generous donations so we can continue this therapy to any of our patients who want it.”

“Chemotherapy treatment takes several hours, so reflexology not only provides a very welcome distraction and a chance to chat,  but more importantly, it helps patients relax and aid well being at a very stressful time.”

It costs nearly £1,000 per month to provide reflexology to patients, so the donation by the Friends will help with the ongoing provision of the treatment.

Featured in the photo: Patient Leigh Barnes is pictured receiving treatment from reflexologist Karen Peters. Also pictured, from left to right are chemotherapy  unit manager  Lisa Villiers,  Friends at Broomfield Hospital volunteers Brenda Corney and Jayashree Ramanathan and chemotherapy nurse Louise Bouttell-Wright.

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

Sharon Comben running the London Marathon to raise funds to help patients with dementia.

Sharon Comben running the London Marathon to raise funds to help patients with dementia.

Sharon Comben running the London Marathon to raise funds to help patients with dementia.

Broomfield Hospital’s audiology manager Sharon Comben will be running in the London Marathon for the first time to raise funds for the Friends at Broomfield Hospital’s project to help patients with dementia.

Sharon, 36, from Chelmsford, will be the first ever marathon runner for the Friends, a group of volunteers who fundraise to buy equipment and amenities for patients, visitors and staff at the hospital.

Money raised in sponsorship by Sharon will go towards the hospital’s dementia project which is being supported by the Friends, who are providing bags of toiletries for patients with dementia who are admitted to the hospital.

Sharon admits she has at times found training for the marathon tough going and on occasions has felt “tired, sick, excited and nervous about the big day.”

But she has overcome difficulties she encountered with running, by having some orthotic insoles in her trainers and since then has been making great strides.

Sharon said: “I have had great support from my sister who ran the Marathon a couple of years ago, so she has been giving me good advice about the day. I am looking forward to the marathon and hope to raise as much as I can for such a good cause.”

You can support Sharon at http://www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Stern1 or make a donation at the FRIENDS Shops at Broomfield Hospital.

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”

New piano for the faith centre!

New piano for the faith centre!

The chaplaincy were thrilled to take delivery of a brand new digital piano, thanks to a substantial grant from the Friends at Broomfield.

The piano arrived in time for the Carol Service in December, to accompany over 50 members of staff and patients carolling their hearts out together in the Faith Centre.

Rev Julia Sheffield, Lead Chaplain, said “Replacing a very tired instrument we inherited form the old St. John’s hospital chapel, this particular instrument was chosen for its authentic piano touch and sound and its transportability. We plan to use it to accompany and enhance special festival services and events around the hospital as well as in the Faith Centre, and we are very grateful to the Friends for their generous donation.”

“The Friends – Supporting your hospital, supporting you”