This Valentine’s Day, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is launching a campaign encouraging everyone to share the love for its charity.

Charitable Funds aims to enhance patient experience by raising money to help provide the best possible care.

Voluntary donations from members of the public and staff helps finance ‘little extras’ for the care patients receive across the county.

In previous years, Charitable Funds has helped develop therapy gardens at mental health wards, pay for recreational equipment and finance music therapy sessions.

In honour of the new campaign EPUT will be sharing over the next 12 months inspiring stories about staff and members of the public who have helped fundraised.

Sally Morris, chief executive, said: “Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides mental and community health services which are funded by central government.

“We strive to offer the highest quality service and there are many ways in which voluntary donations can help us provide that little bit more to enhance the care we offer.

“Those ‘little extras’ make a huge difference, not just to our patients but to their families, carers and loved ones.

“We receive donations from former patients and their families who want to say thank you for the care they have received and have some fantastic staff who raise money by completing sky dives, long distance runs and more.

“Charitable Funds relies on donations like these to keep going so if you are planning a sponsored challenge of some kind, please consider supporting EPUT’s Charitable Funds.”

For more information about Charitable Funds and how to donate, visit