Three members of staff from the Tesco Supermarket on Halifax Road in Shelf walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks on 3 September and raised a fantastic £400 for the Goldline service, run by staff at Airedale Hospital. Gareth, Joseph, and Sarah did the hike in memory of Joseph’s grandmother, who used the service.
The team also arranged in-store fundraising at the supermarket from 26 August until 10 September – the weeks leading up to and following the hike.
Goldline provides a round-the-clock single point of contact for patients who are on the nationally recognised Gold Standards Framework (GSF). The GSF offers gold standard care for people with a serious illness who may be in their last year of life. Goldline is a nurse-led, 24/7 telephone and video consultation service, staffed by experienced NHS clinicians working out of the award-winning Digital Care Hub at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
“We walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks and chose to support Goldline as Joseph’s grandma used the service. The family were extremely grateful that the service was there when they needed it, but sadly Joseph’s grandma passed away the day before we did the walk, so we did the hike in her memory.
“Lots of us have family that have been cared for at Airedale, so this was another reason why we wanted to support the hospital.
“The weather was ideal on the day, and we completed the hike in 10 hours. It was so much fun! We’d love to do it again and hopefully beat our total raised.”
Jodie Hearnshaw, manager at Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Joseph, Gareth, Sarah, and their colleagues from Tesco Shelf, as well as the kind customers that generously donated to support Airedale’s Goldline service.
“They did an amazing job with their fundraising and hike. The Goldline team is extremely grateful for their support.”
(Photographed: Sarah (L) and Gareth (R) from Tesco presenting the cheque and money raised)