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Punchline Business and Community Champion: Enterprise donates £10k to Hospitals Charity

NHS staff have been given a boost with an incredible £10,000 donation to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity's COVID-19 Appeal.

The team at Gloucestershire Enterprise wanted to give thanks for the amazing work done throughout the current crisis and decided to make a direct impact by supporting their local hospitals charity.

And this is why the business has been picked out as Punchline's latest Business and Community Champion - an initiative backed by GFirst LEP, the Growth Hub, Gloucestershire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Head of fundraising at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, Richard Smith, said the donation would help to make a difference in a number of ways.

"We are extremely grateful for this kind donation, and our thanks to everyone at Gloucestershire Enterprise for showing their appreciation of NHS staff in such an amazing way. It has been hugely appreciated by everyone at the hospitals and charity," he said.

"This support will enable us to continue to make a difference for NHS Staff wherever it is needed most; helping us to create rest areas and spaces to relieve stress, to provide refreshments, specialist hand cream and moisturiser to help give staff a boost after intensive periods of work while wearing PPE, and mental health and wellbeing resources to give longer term support and care for those who care for us."

Gloucestershire Enterprise Investments Limited (GEI) was set up recently to distribute profits from its investment activity to support projects which engage with young people and local businesses to work together to drive innovation and entrepreneurism in the county.

However, in these unprecedented times the directors of GEI identified a number of local charitable causes who were supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and were delighted to refocus their support.

Nick Weaver, non-executive director said: "Gloucestershire Enterprise Investments decided to refocus its planned programme and make a number of donations to local charities who are providing vital assistance to those most in need and impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and therefore we are delighted to be able to help NHS front line workers, families in need and the homeless."

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