Rolls-Royce is involved in a number of charitable events every year. Earlier this month, the people in Goodwood held a charitable event at their home, raising funds for allergy research. Now, they are asking the local entrepreneurs around West Sussex to join forces and fund hospitals in the vicinity under the ‘Love Your Hospital’ corporate fundraising initiative. They even challenged the entrepreneurs to join the ‘First Fifty Club’ and become one of the first 50 to do something in this regard.
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Love Your Hospital is the dedicated charity for the three hospitals that make up Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The charity provides vital funds to support hospital projects beyond core NHS funding, including providing state-of-the-art medical equipment, improving treatment facilities for patients, supporting staff development and enhancing the hospital environment for all.
For the event, Rolls-Royce asked for the help of the SRH model, a hand-crafted Rolls that was offered to the St Richard’s Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit in the marque’s home town of Chichester, West Sussex. The ‘smallest Rolls-Royce’ allows children awaiting surgery to drive themselves to the operating theater, through the Pediatric Unit corridors which are lined with ‘traffic signs’. The experience of ‘self-drive to theater’ aims to reduce child patient stress. Since it’s unveil in 2017, more than 1300 children have driven the Rolls‑Royce SRH to the operating theater.
Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “We were delighted to support Love Your Hospital with the launch of the innovative ‘First Fifty Club’ and, of course, to welcome home the Rolls-Royce SRH. The car has already brought smiles to more than 1300 children and their families at a particularly challenging time in their lives, and will continue to make the experience a little less stressful for many more young people during treatment.”