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Dan’s the Man to spearhead Society’s £5,000 fundraiser for UHNM

8th July 2021

Leek United Building Society staff will be taking on a sponsored walk across the organisation’s heartland counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire to raise badly needed funds for University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM).

Well-known branch manager, Dan Nutt, is the brainchild behind this ambitious fundraiser and Dan will be joined by staff and their families as he takes in the Society’s branches in the towns of Market Drayton, Congleton, Leek and Ashbourne along the 50-mile route on 17 and 18 July.

Father of two, Dan, 31, from Cheadle, said “In Leek United, we’ve been terrific at supporting various important local causes during the pandemic – and together we’ve said we want to continue, that we want giving back to the local community to represent a key part of what we’re all about in our Society going forward. I’m therefore delighted to lead this fundraising effort and I would love if you would consider sponsoring me and our team by accessing the Virgin Money link on the button below. UHNM is a really deserving charity - think about how difficult it would have been for UHNM patients to video call their loved ones over recent times without the iPads that were provided to them and you’ll appreciate the importance of fundraising to this great charity. I’m hoping we can raise £5,000 with the support of our staff and the local community.”

Details of the walk and the route can also be found by clicking here and updates will be posted via social media.

Steve Rushton from University Hospital of North Midlands Charity said, “We’re delighted that Leek United Building Society have chosen us. The money raised will make a huge difference to our patients and staff.”


UHNM Background information

UHNM Charity is a registered charity which provides millions of pounds in additional funding for University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. This funding enables the trust to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and to enhance patient experience and comfort for people who are cared for at County Hospital in Stafford and at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. The charity also funds additional training for staff and research programmes.

The charity exists to enable patients and their loved ones to thank the staff and hospitals for the care given to them and, on their behalf, aims to help UHNM provide the very best treatment, care and experience for its patients now and in the future.

UHNM Charity is the Trust’s chosen charity because all of the funds raised for, or donated to the charity, go directly towards improving the care and experience of people who use the services that the hospitals provide. The Trust relies on the charity to pay for equipment, comforts, education and research which would not otherwise be provided by the NHS.

The majority of our supporters either have, or will in the future, use the services provided at the hospitals or know someone who has. By donating to UHNM Charity you are helping us to achieve our aim of supporting UHNM to become one of the top university teaching hospitals in the UK by 2025 and establish a world-class reputation by 2030.

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