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Hospital worker Lorraine wins bathroom makeover competition worth over £5,000

A member of hospital staff from Royal Stoke is the proud owner of a brand-new fitted bathroom after winning a UHNM Charity competition.

Lorraine Kearns’ name was randomly chosen from over 1,600 entrants to the online competition at the beginning of the year.

Now Lorraine from Porthill is enjoying her fully-fitted bathroom courtesy of Tile Central UK worth over £5,000.

Lorraine, who works in Children’s Outpatients at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) said: “It meant everything. My previous bathroom was really old and quite embarrassing, so to think it was going to be done for free because I’ve won the competition at work is amazing - I couldn’t wish for anything more.

“UHNM Charity has done brilliant things, I see all the time from the intranet at work all the stuff they do to for our patients. For a member of staff to win this completion from the charity is just brilliant. You read about other people winning and you’re really happy for them, but when it’s you and the shoe’s on the other foot it’s like wow, I now know how other people feel when they win something.”

The prize of a bathroom suite comprising of a bath, shower, sink, toilet, flooring, wall tiling and installation was provided by Stoke-on-Trent business Tile Central UK.

Danny Bowers, Tile Central UK managing director said: “UHNM Charity is a fantastic charity that does so much for patient experience and comfort at UHNM so to be involved with them, not only for this competition, but as our official charity of the year is very rewarding. The NHS has been under great pressures recently and seeing the work that UHNM and UHNM Charity do, it was nice to give something back.

“We spoke with Lorraine and went through with her what she wanted and to see the final results are absolutely fantastic.”

Speaking about her experience Lorraine added: “The team from Tile Central UK were amazing to work with. We weren’t in at home a lot of the time but the guys just came in and just got on with the job in such a friendly manner. I couldn’t recommend them enough, from going to their showroom to choose the stuff to supplying everything and fitting it, it was just a first-class service.”

Steve Rushton, Head of UHNM Charity said: “We’re delighted that our worthy winner Lorraine is enjoying her new bathroom suite courtesy of our friends at Tile Central UK. They have been incredibly generous supporters of our work, and have gone above and beyond with this competition to ensure that bathroom is completed to their high standards and Lorraine gets a prize that is truly special.

I’m delighted to announce that Tile Central UK are continuing their incredible support of UHNM Charity by offering a 10% discount on tiles and bathrooms for NHS staff when they present their ID badge upon ordering.”

This competition is just one of the exciting initiatives that UHNM Charity is running to give back to our supporters who enable us to do so much work improving patient care and experience at Royal Stoke and County Hospital in Stafford.”

If your business is looking for its next partnership, then consider a meaningful and local one and make UHNM Charity your charity of the year. By partnering with us you’ll be making a difference to the lives of local people, helping to improve the care and experience at Royal Stoke and County hospitals. Contact us on 01782 676444 or for more information.

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