Donation campaign 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and as we look ahead to 2021, there is little certainty ahead. The Corona virus is among us and until a proven vaccine has been found tested and can be produced in hundreds of millions of units, we must continue to take every precaution to stay healthy.

During the past 4+ years, we have run a successful campaign to contribute funds to the modernisation of the Centre Hospitalier du Pays d’Apt that serves the 27 villages of the Luberon. It is our local Hospital, certified by the French National Health authority and continues unfailingly to work for us all. Today, it is providing treatment for patients suffering from Covid19 and is adapting to ensure there are enough beds for those patients, as well as for the regular intake of people in need of hospital treatment.

All our fund-raising plans and projects for this year have had to be cancelled or deferred, until when we cannot say. So, despite having raised enough money in the past 4 years to provide a range of additional comforts for patients, such as Multimedia Terminals (TMM) at many beds, and updated décor in the rooms, our work is not yet done. Every bed requires a TMM, more rooms have to be updated, drop-down beds are planned in the single rooms so a family member can stay overnight with a patient, and family-friendly waiting rooms are to be created.

Never was there a better time to show our appreciation for our Hospital, for the medical and nursing professionals and for all the administrative staff who put their lives on the line every day to save lives.

Now, by means of this letter we urge you to contribute as much as you can to the Fonds de Dotation and help make a difference to the patients and to the professionals working tirelessly in our Hospital for our welfare.

Thank you for your generosity and for showing how much you value our Hospital and the staff putting their lives on the line every day to keep it going for us all in these difficult times.

Yours Sincerely,

Shelagh Lester-Smith

President, Fonds de Dotation, Pour le Pays d’Apt, Un Hopital d’Avenir

Email: mob: 0604 03 23 93