NHS charity finds new home in Watford
A charity dedicated to supporting NHS hospitals in West Hertfordshire has set up home in Watford Town Hall.
Raise (West Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity) is dedicated to Watford General, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City hospitals.
The team thanked Watford Council for providing them with a home at the Town Hall.
A spokesperson for the council said: “They have worked incredibly hard during the pandemic, coordinating fundraising activity, working with the volunteer team and assisting the care workers with their needs,” and thanked Charity Director Sofia Sheikh, Specialist Project Manager Ruth Paterson, Fundraising Officer Freya Hollingsworth, and Fundraising Administrator Valerie Hill.
Raise said: “We now have a full team, which we are very excited about, and are very grateful to Watford Town Hall for providing us with a home. Typically, we chose one of the hottest days of the year to take our team photos. But we are pretty happy with how they turned out.”
Raise is a charity specifically set up to raise funds for and support the three NHS hospitals in West Hertfordshire.
It was founded and registered as a charity in 1995 and was known, until 2018, as West Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity.
Raise is currently run by a Charity Committee, made up of representatives of West Hertfordshire NHS Trust (WHHT), which is the charity’s corporate trustee.