Frimley Health Charity directly benefitted from the fundraising of Captain Tom Moore and through us the staff and patients at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. I hope the words below can in some small way communicate all that he has meant to us:
“We are devastated by today’s news, and our hearts go out to Captain Sir Tom Moore’s family and friends.
Captain Sir Tom was a complete inspiration to us all and he did more than anyone to raise vital funds to support NHS patients, staff and volunteers during this crisis, when help was most needed. We owe him so much.
Thanks to his amazing efforts, funds have reached the length and breadth of the UK including here at Frimley Health. They have made a huge difference on the ground, both to address the immediate needs of patients and staff and to support the longer-term recovery of the NHS. The money has already been put to good use to transform staff areas into ‘wellbeing hubs’ where staff can recharge on their breaks including a spectacular new garden at Frimley Park Hospital. Tablets have been provided to enable patients to keep in touch with their families and Mental Health First Aid training is being rolled out across the Trust.
Captain Sir Tom inspired so many people to take on their own extraordinary challenges, from running marathons to swimming lakes, and he gave us all hope. He showed NHS patients and staff who were struggling that people cared, that they were looking out for them and doing what they could to support them.
Captain Sir Tom was a one-off and he leaves the world a better place. It has been a complete privilege to be associated with him. His legacy will be felt for years to come by all NHS charities and the patients, staff and volunteers we support.”