dee and Polly

Congratulations to Basildon Hospital's fundraising team, recognised as one of 70 Basildon heroes to mark the town’s 70 year anniversary celebrations.

All this year, Basildon Council and Eastgate Shopping Centre have been asking the public to nominate their Basildon Hero. Many nominations were received, mostly for individuals but also for a number of community, voluntary, sports and cultural organisations. A judging panel made the final selection.

The team was nominated by a member of the public for the fundraising they do and the contribution they make to the local community.

All heroes were honoured at a reception at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon where the Mayor of Basildon, Mr David Burton –Sampson and local councillors were in attendance.

Clair Grayston and Dee Harris, fundraising co-ordinators at Basildon Hospital attended to represent our fundraising team.

Clair commented:

“The team was recognised because of our Polly Parrot Appeal, which has raised over £500,000 to help improve children's services at our hospital. Our appeal also funds Polly's Pad, the three bedroom parent accommodation on the hospital site. We are very proud of this recognition and thank all those who took the time to nominate us”

Pictured is Clair (Polly) with Dee.

You can currently see the Heroes exhibition at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon town centre.

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