Fabienne Clough, Lancashire Mind fundraising coordinator, with Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer, and Mary Dowling, chair at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG

Fabienne Clough, Lancashire Mind fundraising coordinator, with Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer, and Mary Dowling, chair at Fylde and Wyre CCG

A local mental health charity is £361.42 better off thanks to a week-long fundraising effort from staff at NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group.

Staff at the CCG’s headquarters in Derby Road, Wesham, took part in a ‘Great CCG Bake-off’ competition, as well as a raffle, silent auction and a dress down day to raise funds.

Raffle prizes were donated by members of staff and the CCG’s two local football teams also chipped in, with a signed shirt from AFC Fylde and tickets to a Fleetwod Town match auctioned to the highest bidders.

Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer at the CCG, said: “We put it out to a vote who we should raise money for this year and Lancashire Mind was the most popular choice by far.

“It is a great cause and I am very pleased that all our staff here at the CCG joined in.

“It would seem our staff are as generous as they are dedicated to improving local health services for patients.

“I must also thank AFC Fylde and Fleetwood Town FC for their generous donations which helped us to achieve such a fantastic amount.”

CCG staff were asked to nominate a charity they wanted to support and it was Lancashire Mind that received the most votes.

Lancashire Mind’s fundraising co-ordinator Fabienne Clough said: “We were delighted to hear that the CCG had chosen our charity to raise money for and it seems they have made a great effort to raise such a good amount.

“We would like to thank all the staff at the CCG for their generous donations.”


Notes:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.