"Nottingham Panthers"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

I was excited to watch a hockey match with my mates at Alexander House. When the Panthers scored everyone cheered and they ended up winning the game. I hadnt been on a match before and this campaign made it possible. I bought myself a shirt at the game and have worn this shirt often (it is the yellow jersey)

I was shocked that recently Rachel had sorted out a bowling match between me and my mates at Alexander House against the Panthers players. I was so excited to show my bowling skills and to try and get a strike in front of the players. they high fived me when I did a good shot and chatted to me. After the bowling we had a photo with the players and then they signed the shirt I had bought.

I had a good time at both events and this was only possible because of the campaign. Im happy that Rachel and the team organise this and I hope I can do this again!

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Response from Rachel Redford, Project Manager, Local Services Division, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Hi apologies for the delay in responding to your posting.

It was a pleasure to arrange for the Nottingham Panthers players to come to Mansfield and play you guys at Ten Pin Bowling - it was an afternoon to remember, lots of strikes, high fives! shirts signed by all players, autographs and photos taken. You all had excellent bowling skills and you are so lucky I didnt join any of the teams as my bowling is very poor!

The campaign is the biggest engagement tool we have and it is a pleasure to organise events like this to support/empower our service users and carers mental health and well being.

thank you for your posting and I am delighted you enjoyed the event.

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