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Celebrating the Big Lottery Fund

8th November 2017

It has been over a year since we announced that the Big Lottery Fund would be supporting St George’s Hospital Charity with a grant of £144,766 over four years.

Sixteen months later and we have managed to expand the services that we provide for people, including those with Parkinson’s disease and those that are undergoing kidney dialysis, supporting even more to develop improved confidence, mobility and social interaction by taking part in tailored activities.

So far, we have supported 482 patients through these live arts activities; this includes dance and movement classes for those suffering from progressive Parkinson’s as well as our Open Doors project which focuses on patients taking part in art workshops whilst having dialysis.

The art activities reinforce communication between patients and introduce a different element in the hospital unit’   Manuel Calvo, Art Co-ordinator.

We were thrilled to invite Ella Mizon from the Big Lottery Fund to visit us. She said:

“Really enjoyed visit to Arts St George’s. Great example of arts improving wellbeing of people living with long term conditions” Ella Mizon, Funding & Relationship Manager - West London

A huge thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for their support - and with such positive feedback from the first 18 months, we are looking forward to continuing to develop projects and activities that will build confidence, mobility and social interaction for our patients over the coming years.

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