Bassetlaw Hospital shines in starlight to thank NHS and remember Covid-19 victims

Bassetlaw Hospital is now shining with starlight in tribute to the efforts of NHS heroes this year and in loving memory of those lost to Covid-19.

By Lucy Roberts
Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 12:02 pm
Bassetlaw Hospital shining in starlight.
Bassetlaw Hospital shining in starlight.

The festive campaign was made possible by the support of more than 60 local businesses, organisations and families, who paid from £300 to £1,500 to sponsor a star.

The headline sponsor DFS committed £10,000 and in the process helped to raise more than £30,000, which will be directly reinvested into patient care, treatment and facilities, as well as some Christmas gifts for those staying at the hospital over the seasonal period.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Trust chairman Suzy Brain England said: “It has been a long-held ambition for our trust to cover our hospitals in star light throughout December, in order to celebrate the seasonal period.

"This year we’ve made this dream a reality – raising more than £30,000 for our patient services and facilities in the process.

“Given the year we have had, we felt this was a fitting tribute to our NHS and social care heroes, as well as those we have lost to Covid-19.

" I hope this will bring a little bit of light, positivity and optimism to people as we head towards to the holiday period.

“We know that many local people have asked how they can support us throughout the festive period as well as get involved with this star campaign.

"As such, we have also provided the opportunity for individuals and families to sponsor and dedicate a digital star, for any sum, brightening a cyber night sky – to do so just search ‘DBTH Visufund’ on your search engine of choice.”

Sponsors for the campaign include a number of generous local families, individuals and schools, as well as Greencore, Polypipe, DAC Beachcroft, Ye Olde Bell, Tusker Direct, University of Sheffield, RJ Electricals, OLS Ltd, Star Commercials and more businesses.

Suzy continues: “Finally, and on behalf of everyone at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”

To sponsor a virtual star visit https://visufund.com/nhs-christmas-stars.