Staff at Castleford, Normanton and District Hospital took part in a fun-filled day today to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
Everyone dressed in red and wore red noses as they took part in various games, quizzes and competitions including a space-hopper race! Home baked cakes were also on sale at lunchtime. The total raised reached over £400.
The non-clinical support staff involved in the day’s events, work for South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to people in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. This year Comic Relief is supporting a brand new campaign called ‘Time to Change’ which aims to raise awareness of mental health in England and tackle the stigma and discrimination attached to it.
Director of finance Malcolm Featherstone who joined in the fun said "Today has been full of fun and games and has given staff a real boost. It was a brilliant opportunity for everyone to get together, have a laugh and raise some money for a great cause. Supporting Comic Relief is particularly important to the Trust this year because it is helping to raise awareness of mental health problems. Comic Relief does some great work and we’ve had a fantastic time raising money for the cause today."
To find out more about the Time to Change campaign visit http://www.time-to-change.org.uk.