Young patient designs new rainbow logo for our charity

April 22, 2020

A young patient has helped spread a little cheer by designing a colourful new logo for our charity.

Charitable Funds, a registered charity run by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, aims to enhance patient experience by raising money to help provide the best possible care.

Voluntary donations from members of the public and staff help EPUT finance ‘little extras’ that made the care patients receive that bit more special.

Young patients on the Trust’s inpatient child and adolescent mental health wards were asked to help design a new logo for the charity.

Featuring a rainbow-coloured heart and flower, the winning logo was designed by a teenage girl and will now be used as part of an on-going campaign to raise awareness of Charitable Funds.

The campaign aims to encourage everyone to help make a difference to people in need by thinking about raising money for the charity.

Over the coming months EPUT will be sharing inspiring stories about how our staff and members of the public have raised money for the charity and how that money has been used to provide more for the patients in our care.

Sally Morris, Chief Executive at EPUT, said: “The new logo was chosen because it embodies the values of EPUT and features a rainbow, a symbol of hope that is close to the hearts of everyone at the NHS during this challenging time.

“It is clear that a lot of thought, creativity and hard work has gone into the design and I’m delighted it will now represent our Charitable Funds.

“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.

“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

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