The photographer behind ‘The Covid Chronicles’

Everyone knows of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia, and now local Watford photographer, Eric Johnson has bought to life ‘The Covid Chronicles’. His creation of a large montage, features over 100 residents from the weekly Thursday night #clapforkeyworkers.  

He hopes that this will be a way to remember the support, honour those who lost their lives and fundraise for the NHS. Orders for Eric’s canvas’ are now open, with half of the proceeds going to Raise – the West Herts Hospitals Trust charity.   (more…)

Raise funds re-open for applications

Hospital charity Raise, like many organisation, has been operating very differently during the last few months; one of the steps we took was to restrict funding applications to COVID-19 related work so we could focus on supporting NHS staff during the peak of the emergency. However, we are delighted to announce that the (more…)

Have you heard the scoop?

Mr Creamy ice cream vanStaff at the three West Hertfordshire hospitals enjoyed free cooling ice creams in last week heatwave thanks to the generosity of Watford Scaffolding Ltd. The company provided over £1,000 of freebies which were served (more…)

New Fundraising Officer appointed at Raise

FreyaAs part of plans to grow Raise and increase the amount of money available to support our three hospitals over the next few years, the charity has appointed a new Fundraising Officer to work alongside Sofia, Zoe and David.

Freya Hollingsworth (pictured) joins the team this week.

She brings a wealth of experience to the charity, having been (more…)

Drift Limits Motorsport Academy chooses Raise as charity partner

Drift Limits carWest-Hertfordshire based Drift Limits Motorsports Academy have chosen Raise as one of their charity partners and for any driving enthusiast their Donate-a-Drive and Show-and-Shine offers have got to be the best ways ever of supporting any charity!

The company provide experiences and tuition in a range of stunning cars, including (more…)

Zoe joins #TeamRaise at exciting time

Zoe NichollsRaise has appointed the first of a number of new staff with the intention of growing the charity and its impact over the next couple of years.

Zoe Nicholls joins the team as Administrator and Assistant to our Charity Director, Sofia Sheikh, and is based alongside her at the (more…)