- Advertisement -
Wednesday, 2 December 2020


Day One celebrates six-year anniversary supporting trauma patients and families

- Advertisement -

THIS month, we are delighted to celebrate Leeds based Trauma charity; Day One’s sixth birthday.

Day One launched on the 1st September 2014 and provides patients and families on the Major Trauma Unit at Leeds General Infirmary with holistic support, from legal and financial advice to practical and emotional support.

Since then, Day One has gone from strength to strength, and to date, a phenomenal £643,000 has been raised. This has helped fund, improvements to the ward environment, life-changing equipment, health and wellbeing projects and the charity’s peer support programme.

What makes Day One unique is their community of peer support volunteers, made up of trauma survivors and their families. These volunteers provide advice and a listening ear from someone who understands what patients are going through, helping them on their journey to recovery.

Jill Beaumont has just joined the charity as Day One Manager but has already been amazed by its achievements, she said:

“I have been truly inspired by what Day One has accomplished in its first six years! As the charity’s new manager, I look forward to working with staff and volunteers on our next exciting chapter!”

None of this could have been possible without the charity’s dedicated supporters, who over the years, have held their own fundraising events and taken part in Day One’s own events, including the Athens Marathon in 2018 and the hugely successful ‘7 Marathons in 7 Weeks’ challenge.

The ‘7 Marathons in 7 Weeks’ challenge had over 60 participants and raised a colossal £70,000 alone during lockdown – enough to fund the charity’s service for almost 7 months.

Catherine Clark is one of the peer support volunteers and part of ‘Team Orange’ who took on the 7 in 7 challenge, she said:

“Even though we can’t volunteer on the ward right now, we all wanted to continue to support Day One in any way we could. This challenge was a great way to raise awareness and funds so that patients and their families can continue to receive the support and care they need.”

Thanks to Day One’s success in Leeds, the service has already begun to expand across the country with a Day One service currently being launched at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool.

Professor Peter Giannoudis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of the charity’s founders said:

“Over the past six years, Day One has achieved so much and we’re excited for what’s to come. I’m pleased to say that we’re moving towards becoming a national trauma charity so that we can support trauma patients across the UK.

“I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported Day One over the past six years, your donations make a huge difference to patients and families.”

Sign up to receive full FREE access to charity news and special sector offers.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected


Must Read

UK Charity Week Official Partner, Teamwork Trust, continue to support vulnerable adults throughout lockdown

VIRTUAL choirs, walking groups, online cooking clubs and free tablets for those who need them – local adults with special needs are learning new...

WaterAid brings showbiz stars straight to homes with virtual Christmas during #UKCharityWeek

WATERAID is hosting a star-studded virtual ‘Christmas Get Together’ during #UKCharityWeek on Tuesday 8 December from 6.30pm, bringing seasonal songs, festive readings and special...

Employment News

New chair of national youth charity OnSide Youth Zones

YOUTH charity OnSide Youth Zones has appointed tech entrepreneur Charles Mindenhall as Chair of its board of Trustees. Since it was founded in 2008, OnSide...

Four new Trustees join Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Board

DAME Kelly Holmes Trust has announced the appointment of four additional Trustees who joined the Board on 20th November 2020. Catherine Baker, Helen Donovan, Martin...

Eric Dier announced as ambassador for Sported

TOTTENHAM Hotspur and England defender Eric Dier has today been announced as an ambassador for Sported, the UK's largest network of community groups supporting...

Related News

The sky’s the limit for ex-RAF technician turned author

INSPIRED by his daughters, former Royal Air Force Weapons Technician Brian Taylor has put pen to paper and written his second children's book to...

Almost £20m in National Lottery funding to support UK communities to tackle climate change

THE National Lottery Community Fund has awarded over £19.5 million in grants to help tackle the climate emergency across the UK. The funding, awarded...

Charities busy preparing for launch of UK Charity Week

UK Charity Week is fast approaching - and people, businesses, charities and organisations from all over the UK are being encouraged to get involved...

New guidance allows music venues in England to sell alcohol at ticketed live shows

After sustained discussions and lobbying of government ministers Music Venue Trust have sounded an optimistic note following the announcement that grassroots music venues in...

The Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation Publishes Children’s Book ‘Hatty the Hyena’

The Great North Children's Hospital Foundation (GNCH Foundation), is today announcing the launch of Hatty the Hyena, a new children's book written to help educate...
- Advertisement -