The County of Salop Steam Engine Society has donated £800 to Shrewsbury’s local NHS following the sale of a special commemorative mug.
In the absence of a 2020 Shrewsbury Steam Rally, Michelle Wesley one of our society’s media team, had the great idea of the Society producing a special ‘limited-edition’ mug to commemorate ‘The Rally Season That Wasn’t’ as well as to raise funds in aid of the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.
Edward Goddard, Chairman of the Society said, “We really appreciate our NHS and the great service that they provide for us all – more than ever during 2020. We also appreciate that people who have previously purchased one of our yearly rally commemorative mugs wouldn’t want to see a gap in their collection. So our designer Steve Whitefoot created an attractive mug, which has been really appreciated and sold well, raising £800 in the process”.
Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services at the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the County of Salop Steam Engine Society and its committee members for supporting our Hospitals at this very challenging time. We are really grateful and will make sure the money is put to good use.
The Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospital provide services across Mid-Wales including A&E, Cancer and Maternity services and we are keen to recognise and say thank you for your support in helping us to deliver those services.
Every penny donated to SaTH Charity (the official Charity of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust) is spent on improving the care that we provide to patients. Fundraising has also recently made a big difference to our doctors, nurses and other staff who have benefitted from donations to SaTH Charity supports them through this immensely challenging period”.