GCL - Excel Appeal LogoThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Charitable Fund is currently running an appeal supported by the Eastern Daily Press. The hospital appeal aims to raise £50,000 over the next year to buy vital equipment to benefit elderly patients and those suffering from dementia.

GCL Building Technologies were contracted to enhance the hospital’s Wi-Fi system, when they first heard about the appeal. They were so impressed by the staff commitment to care, that they have pledged to purchase a My Life dementia software package that costs more than £5,000. This interactive software, provides memory therapy for patients, which can be used by small groups or by the patient’s bedside. It stores a huge selection of photographs, video clips, radio shows and music from as far back as the 1930s. These can be accessed for the patient’s enjoyment and to help stimulate their memories.

We are thrilled that GCL has pledged to purchase a whole dementia software unit as this will be of enormous help to our patients.” – Laurence Morlaas, Fundraising Executive at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

Thanks to GCL, the hospital is looking forward to being able to order this specialist equipment at the end of May.

Laurence Morlaas affirms, “It’s lovely to get corporate sponsorship from a company which has been helping to improve the hospital’s working environment.”

support for hospital appealBy raising £50,000 over the course of the hospital appeal, they will be able to buy three types of equipment:

  • SensorCare falls prevention system, proven to reduce number of patient falls
  • My Life dementia software, to create virtual scrapbooks filled with patient memories
  • Specialist adjustable patient chairs, making hospital life more comfortable

Phil Cottrell, Managing Director of GCL explained: “We are a national and international company and we like to give something back. It’s nice to give older people an opportunity to enjoy something in the winter of their lives. Supporting the elderly is important to us!

The hospital is keen to encourage individuals and other companies to follow GCL, by donating money in instalments for equipment.

To donate to the Excel Appeal, please visit  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/excelappeal, or post a cheque, payable to ‘Excel Appeal’ to Laurence Morlaas, Fundraising Executive, QEH, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4ET