Charitable endeavours are close to our hearts here at Volt and today
we got our stomachs involved too by taking part in Great Ormond Street Hospital
(GOSH) Charity’s fabulously tasty fundraiser Bake It Better.
Staff from across our Redhill office took part by providing delicious
baked goods for the sale and dipping into their piggy banks to purchase a tasty
The fundraiser, held across the UK from 22-28th May with
the support of businesses, schools and other organisations, is aimed at
improving the lives of seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital by
providing much-needed funds to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS trust leads the UK
in caring for sick and terminally ill children, with an amazing range of
specialists working together to advance childrens’ medicine and care. Together
with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, they comprise the
largest centre for paediatric research outside the United States and play a
vital role in training and educating children’s health specialists for the
As well as funding care and research, the Great Ormond Street Hospital
Children’s charity also provides family support programs to the families of
affected children, as well as providing the latest medical equipment and
essential redevelopment to the hospital itself. In addition, it has launched a
five-year strategy to support research into some of the most serious and
complex childhood diseases. The largest dedicated funder of paediatric research
in the UK, the GOSH Charity is entirely funded through the generosity of
supporter donations, and needs our help to continue their good work.
If you’d like to get involved with the GOSH Bake It Better Event, it’s
not too late – the event runs all week, so bake some cakes, sell them to your
friends and colleagues and simply donate the proceeds to the GOSH Charity.
They’ve even got some celebrity recipes to get you inspired – check
them out here!
It doesn’t matter how much you are able to raise – whether it’s £20 or
£200, or even more, every little helps. GOSH have provided a few examples of
what your pennies and pounds can provide to the kids and families in their
- £44 could cover the cost of
one night’s stay in the family accommodations, allowing parents to stay nearby
and give their child the support they need.
- £81 could cover the cost of
one of the members of the ‘Play’ team for a day. The Play team are vital in
helping to ensure that a child’s experience of the hospital is as stress-free
- £250 could help scientists
at the hospital discover new ways to treat children with complex heart
conditions, for example.
Well done and a huge thanks to Debbie, our Receptionist and
Administrator here at Volt, who organised this very worthwhile event for us, as
well as all the highly talented bakers who provided the delicious treats – our
stomachs thank you!