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Portsmouth Hospitals Charity Trust, based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, held an exciting Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th December, raising vital funds for the patients being treated within the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Various departments from across the trust, including Defence Medical Group South, took part and wore a range of festive jumpers, hats, ties, and socks, and ultimately raised a total of £593.15.

Lieutenant Colonel Adam Shorrock, Commanding Officer for Defence Medical Group South, said: “Personnel from all three Armed Services are fully integrated within the trust, working alongside our civilian counterparts, helping to treat and care for patients from the local and surrounding communities.

“As Defence Medical Group South, we take pride in supporting local charities, and events such as this allow our personnel to enter into the Christmas spirit whilst continuing to raise funds for a very important cause.”

Colin Beevor, Matron and Service Manager for Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Rheumatology Department, said: “As always, the Rheumatology Team go that extra mile to celebrate the festive period and to help raise money for the Department of Rheumatology Charitable Funds. I am very proud of my team.”

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity supports the patients of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by improving existing facilities and by providing additional equipment, supporting research programmes and innovation in the development of services and education to both patients and staff.

The charity supports all of the wards and departments across the trust.

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