SALISBURY Reds has announced it will be "throwing its support" behind the Stars Appeal, in order to raise funds for the charity over the next two years.

The bus company has named the Salisbury District Hospital’s Charity, Stars Appeal, as its official good cause for 2024 and 2025.

Salisbury Reds will spend the next two years raising funds and awareness to help the charity provide a wide range of services for patients and their families.

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"The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS," said David Newton, operations manager of Salisbury Reds.

"Our relationship with the charity spans more than 10 years - with many of our staff benefiting directly from the support it provides.

"My colleagues have voted, and I’m delighted we will once again be raising as much money as possible for this vital resource."

Salisbury Reds has a busy calendar of fundraising planned, and is also promoting the charity on board and on the rear of a bus.

"Hopefully, the messages will be seen by thousands travelling across the region - and this will help increase awareness for this very worthy cause," added David. 

The Stars Appeal works hard to help local people across all wards and departments, with a particular focus on cancer, cardiac care and children.

Consultant cardiologist and Stars Appeal ambassador Dr Tom Jackson said: "We are so grateful that Salisbury Reds continue to provide their brilliant support for the Stars Appeal. 

"They have supported us for many years and now to be their Charity of the Year is fantastic. In my department, the Stars Appeal has made an incredible difference by funding a second lab in our cardiac suite and other state-of-the-art equipment.

"The support of Salisbury Reds will help us do even more for patients across the Hospital. Thank you so much."

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