How can getting back to work help Salisbury District Hospital?

Jamie Cayzer-Colvin, a local Wiltshire businessman, has donated 20,000 masks to raise funds for Salisbury District Hospital’s charity, the Stars Appeal, and to help South Wiltshire businesses get back to work.

“Due to Covid-19, many of the Stars Appeal fund raising events planned for this summer have had to be cancelled and therefore we are looking for ways to replace that lost income. Salisbury and the south Wiltshire area is also trying to come out of lockdown and local businesses are wanting to get back to work. These businesses need to ensure that there is a safe environment for their staff and we hope that the ‘Masks in aid of the Stars Appeal Charity’ will help this to happen in these early days.

I am delighted to be working in partnership with Amanda Newbery and her team at The Chapel in Milford Street, Salisbury. We wish to distribute the masks to local businesses in return for donations to the Stars Appeal. The masks come in boxes of 50 and we are seeking a minimum donation of £50 per box. Every pound and penny donated will go to the Stars Appeal, the masks and peoples’ time are all being freely given.”

Boxes are available on the Facebook page: The Chapel Nightclub and Stars Appeal Charity Face Masks or email Amanda on

 Parties Involved and Quotes:

Jamie Cayzer-Colvin lives in the Vale of Pewsey and grew up near Andover. Son of local Test Valley MP Michael Colvin, who with his wife, died in a tragic house fire in 2000. Jamie himself suffered a bizarre and serious accident in 2007 and without the excellent team and facilities at Salisbury District Hospital he would have certainly lost his life.

Jamie Quote: “We are fortunate to have one of the best hospitals in the country and it is a privilege to help them when everyday they have been putting their lives on the line in order to help us. Please purchase the masks and help the Stars.”

Amanda Newbery is a local business woman who co-owns The Chapel, Vestry and The Duke of York with her brother Jonty.  Together with her team at The Chapel, they are active in the local Salisbury community and support local charities by holding regular events and fundraisers.  While The Chapel team are currently furloughed, they wanted to volunteer their time to help our Salisbury Hospital at this difficult time.

Amanda Quote: “When I heard from Penny about this incredibly generous gift from Jamie, I was very happy to join in and help distribute them.  With my friends at BID and the Chamber, I figured that these masks would be needed in the coming weeks as our Salisbury businesses get themselves back to work.  We have matched the prices that we have paid for masks and with these ones, every penny goes to Stars Appeal.  Jamie has gifted them and we are distributing for free.”

 Chairman of Fundraising  Penny Quote:  “On behalf of the Stars Appeal I am very grateful to Jamie who is a valued member of our fundraising committee, and to Amanda Newbery, friends and local business woman.  Jamie’s offer is particularly generous at this difficult time and with Amanda’s help It will raise valuable funds for the Stars Appeal.   Like all charities our income has been drastically reduced and this is a wonderful gesture to help not only our local businesses return, but go some way to ensure  the Stars Appeal projects continue within our hospital. Thank you.”

 The Stars Appeal helps thousands of local people at Salisbury District Hospital to get better faster, return home sooner and have a more positive hospital experience. Each year the people of south Wiltshire and beyond raise over £1million to fund projects which offer direct, practical support to patients and their families, over and above what our NHS provides.   The Stars Appeal has also raised millions of pounds for capital projects.

These have included a second MRI Scanner, a dedicated Breast Unit, two state-of-the-art CT Scanners, a new Children’s Unit, Cardiac suite, Keyhole Surgery Suite, Benson Suite, Neonatal Family Accommodation, and many other projects.

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