Today was the day. Spire FM's very first Bring A Pound To Work Day all in aid of the Stars Appeal's CT Scanner Campaign.
Martin Starke and Faye Marsh got BAPTWD off and running at 6.00am broadcasting the Spire FM breakfast show live from the bookshop at Salisbury District Hospital. Special guests were interviewed during the course of the show, highlighting the many reasons why the CT Scanner Campaign is so important to the patients and staff at the hospital.
Staff, patients and visitors were also kind enough to donate their pounds during the show and in some cases notes rater than coins were donated! Toddy and Jo from the Stars Appeal were on hand to update listeners with the plans for the rest of the day including their trip around south Wiltshire taking pictures and thanking the businesses who had pledged their support to BAPTWD.
After the breakfast show had finished, Martin, Faye, Toddy, Jo, Pat and I then set about visiting as many local businesses as possible to thank them for their support and to have their pictures taken. Pat and I visited businesses including Waitrose, Milford Hall Hotel, Capita, Friends Life, Bath Travel, Boots, JAS Hair, Red Lion Hotel and Salisbury REDS.
As at 6.00pm this evening approximately £11,500 had been raised by small, medium and large businesses across Salisbury and beyond helping the Stars Appeal to get ever closer to the £650,000 needed for the CT Scanner!!
If you haven't donated and would like to please visit the Virgin MoneyGiving page
The full gallery of pictures taken by Simon Ward Photography is here.
Thanks to everyone involved in a great day of fundraising!