Giving Back Programme
The past few years have been challenging for everyone, particularly those within healthcare. The Guild, and sister company Thornbury Nursing, would like to give back to the healthcare community, including patients and healthcare professionals who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to support hospitals and patients during this time. They have been a beacon of light for us all.
The Giving Back Programme will support our clients, healthcare professionals and the wider healthcare society by making donations to benefit healthcare charities and organisations.
Who are we supporting?
Providing care in exceptional circumstances, supporting final wishes, or funding bespoke equipment
Training and development
Supporting our healthcare professionals by funding courses to further develop their skills and enhance the care they provide
External sponsorship and donations
Sponsoring student nurses’ university fees, donations to local charities, or funding healthcare research
“We are very privileged to provide such an important service to patients across the UK and Ireland and we’re delighted to be able to give something back to nurses and service users. We are proud to be developing nurses of the future, who will go on to care for thousands of patients over their career. Our giving back will make a difference to nurses and patients for years to come.”
COO, The Guild and Thornbury Nursing
“It’s such an exciting opportunity to give something back, it makes me proud to be part of the Thornbury and Guild family. We can make a real difference.”
Quality Assurance Director, The Guild and Thornbury Nursing
What’s been happening so far?
Uncle Paul’s Chilli Charity
Uncle Paul’s Chilli Charity provides a unique experience where young people and adults who may have experienced social disadvantages or barriers to learning or employment, can enjoy an alternative environment in which to learn and develop new skills.
We’re proud to have been able to support this fantastic local charity to provide essential equipment that will allow them to provide training to more individuals. Read more about this charity here.
Cian’s Kennels, Dublin
Cian’s Kennels is a charity that brings pets closer to sick children and their families. Based in Dublin, this ‘Pet Hotel’ provides temporary accommodation for dogs across Ireland enabling them to be closer to the children who love them, who are receiving treatment in hospital.
‘Pet therapy’ has proven extremely beneficial to sick children and makes them feel more relaxed and closer to home, whilst often received treatment for serious and life-threatening conditions.
We have donated to Cian’s Kennels to support their ‘Pet Hotel,’ transport of pets and staff funds to enable children to be closer to the pets they love so dearly, during a really challenging time in their lives. If you would like to read more about Cian’s Kennels or to make a donation, please click here.
The People’s Kitchen, Belfast
The People’s Kitchen Belfast began life as a soup kitchen, supporting homeless people throughout Belfast City. During the pandemic, their services evolved into a soup kitchen and foodbank.
Since 2021, demand for their support has sadly doubled and the charity are in constant need of financial support and donations to ensure local residents and homeless people do not go hungry.
We have donated to the charity to help stock their foodbank and provide nutritional meals to those who would otherwise go without. If you wish to donate to this great cause, you can do so here.
RCNI online training
To support our nurses in continuing their education, we have given out almost 1,700 RCNi Learning licenses – worth £54,000 over 3 years. This valuable, online learning resource will help our nurses enhance their clinical skills and meet CPD requirements for revalidation.
RCNi Learning consists of 175 interactive learning modules covering 43 specialties. All content is evidence based and peer-reviewed by industry experts to ensure it promotes best practice and is up-to-date.
The Prince’s Trust
We’re proud to be working with The Prince’s Trust to support young people in accessing a career in healthcare. Many young people are held back due to not having access to technology, being unable to purchase expensive course materials or simply not being able to afford travel into college or university.
Our donation will support many young people facing these setbacks, who are pursuing a career in healthcare, via The Prince’s Trust. We are honoured that we can support the next generation of healthcare professionals who have a dream to look after others.
The Wave Project
The Wave Project is an amazing charity operating across the UK, supporting young people who are struggling to prove to themselves ‘’I can do it’’.
Through our Giving Back programme, we are supporting The Wave Project to purchase an additional adaptive surfboard to offer surfing experiences to disabled children and adults, fund disabled children and adults to have free surf sessions that they ordinarily would have to pay for and set up additional surf clubs for children who are full time carers, in the foster system, or experiencing mental health challenges.
These projects will make a huge difference to people’s lives and we are honoured to be able to support this amazing charity. If you’d like to learn more about The Wave Project, click here.
Teens Unite is an amazing charity supporting those aged 13-24 who are fighting cancer. There are 2,555 new cases of cancer diagnosed in teenagers and young adults in the UK each year. Teens Unite provide social, emotional, and physical support that is vital to their recovery. They can come together with others their age who understand what they’re going through, and remember who they are as a person, not just a cancer patient.
We’re proud to donate to Teens Unite’s annual Summer Activity Stay which brings 20 over 18s together for three nights away to enjoy different activities, learn new skills, challenge themselves and gain confidence in a fun and positive environment.
Our donation will enable all teens to benefit from a series of relax and unwind workshops, including mindfulness, meditation and yoga. These workshops will support the teen’s emotional wellbeing and equip them with tools to help them through their treatment, recovery and beyond.
You can read more about Teens Unite here.
A day of care every month
We have donated 12 days of nursing care to the City Hospice in Cardiff – one day per month for 2022. The City Hospice provides vital care for patients across the city, managing their symptoms and helping them to live life the fullest for as long as possible.
We are delighted to support them in doing this essential work.
Image right: Kerry and Maria from our Cardiff office visited the hospice in February to meet the team.
Get in touch
If you would like to get involved with our Giving Back Programme, please send us an email.