How FACE has made a difference in 2020

Around this time we would normally be looking forward to meeting many of you at our Christmas Fair and preparing for our trip to Lapland.

It’s not to be in 2020, so we thought it would be a good time to put into words how FACE has made a difference this year and over many years, thanks to your kindness and support. Wishing you all the very best for the festive period and 2021.

If you would like to take an opportunity at this time to make a donation to FACE you can do so via our Justgiving Page here.

What a year it has been
For everyone and everywhere
And who would ever have predicted
No Lapland Trip or Christmas Fair.

The Afternoon Tea is now October next year
Just one of the FACE events that brings people together
This year thankfully we had the Kiltwalk and the Golf Outing
Blessed with smiling faces and the weather

Here at FACE
While plans may have fallen through
We have done our best to carry on
See how we can help, what we can do.

The new furniture in Outpatients has made a difference.
Toilet Bags for emergency stays,
Belongings Bags and the Wedding Box
Provide to much comfort on emotional days.

We continue to support complimentary therapies
Provide fresh flowers, newspapers each day
Maintain Amanda’s garden, keep a watch over the FACE Garden
As the transformation of the ECC gets underway

There are initiatives FACE are working on
And while some may need to wait
They come from suggestions made by patients, families and staff
Which, if FACE can make it happen, is great

We have had so many kind donations
From families and friends, through sad times and tears
So much support from organisations, schools and clubs
Over many, many years

Looking back, to think since 1995
Through FACE, just over £1.5 million has been raised
And we have spent just under the same amount to help where we can
It is just wonderful, we are all humbled and amazed

Redecorating quiet rooms and the Bereavement Suite
Providing special beds and a shower reclining chair
New duvets, mirrors, curtains, chairs and TVs
Turbans and bandanas for patients losing their hair

Beautiful paintings to brighten up wards
I Pods, music to the ears, for those in for a scan
WiFi to keep connected to tastily and friends
Just some things that have made such a difference since FACE began

Thank you so much for your continued support
For your kindness and all you have done
FACE will be stronger for all we have experienced this year
And we look positively ahead to 2021

Best wishes from all at FACE

Take care