Dear University of Worcester,
I am an ex-student of yours, having graduated with a 1st in Midwifery last November and am now working as a midwife in Somerset for Yeovil District Hospital.
Yeovil hospital faces the same many challenges as other hospitals do in that finances are very tight. The maternity ward and labour ward are in desperate need of updating with no room in the budget for some well overdue modernising and even repair works.
Having volunteered for the university as a society committee member for 2 years, I am the sort of person who likes to do my bit for others, particularly when there is room for improvement. I am fundraising for maternity to improve the experience for mothers and babies by abseiling off the top of the hospital tower roof (100ft drop)!
My target is £150 and I am over half way there.
I am writing to ask University staff to sponsor my abseil. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. I hope you will take the time to consider this.
Thank you very much.