21st Apr, 2021

Donation brings movie magic to Rugby's hospital

FILM fans staying at Rugby’s hospital will have plenty to keep them occupied after a generous donation was presented to the Friends of the Hospital of St Cross.

A selection of DVDs has been provided by Technicolor, based on the Swift Valley Industrial Estate in Rugby.

The movies will be available on wards for patients to enjoy, while a DVD library will be created for hard-working staff to get away from it all in their spare time.

St Cross site manager Janine Beddow said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Technicolor for this lovely donation. The kindness, support and generosity shown by our communities has been overwhelming.”

Willy Goldschmidt, chairman of The Friends of St Cross, added: “It was great to meet the Technicolor team and to welcome them to the group of organisations and volunteers who have supported St Cross throughout the pandemic.

“Their generous donation will make a huge difference to patients and staff during these unusual times and beyond.”

The idea was dreamt up by Technicolor site director Fran Beaton, quality and health and safety controller Kelly Clifton, and HR manager Jacqui Harrison – who has previously supported the Festive Befriending Initiative at the hospital.

Fran said: “The whole team at Technicolor has a great affinity for the hospital and greatly admires the work of the Friends of St Cross.

“Everybody in Rugby has either personally or knows someone who has benefitted from the hospital and we are planning to support the Friends Sapphire Anniversary Appeal with some fundraising activities as soon as we can.”

The Friends are aiming to raise at least £65,000 this year as part of its Sapphire Anniversary Appeal. All money will be used to benefit the Hospital of St Cross and the Community Nursing Service in Rugby.

Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/FriendsofStCrossSapphireAppeal to donate.

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