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01 May 2008 at 13:59
When Paymentshield, whose offices are at Kew Industrial Estate, approached the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport Hospital offering to raise money for a specific project, we took the opportunity to fulfil a project which had it’s roots in an idea over two years ago.

Dr Clive Glass, Clinical Director at the Spinal Injuries Centre explained. “Back in 2005 we decided we wanted a logo which reflected what we did and where we are. One of our ex-patients Ryan Forshaw was asked to come up with a design and in September 2005 Ryan’s design was finally agreed. The star in the centre of the wheel is over Southport, the fact that we support people from a lot of places around the Country is represented by the UK map and the figure in the chair shows a lot of movement and hope.

“Having got the design we wanted to use it, and while it is on all the literature about the Centre, we really wanted to put it on a sign by our main entrance. We were absolutely delighted when Paymentshield approached us saying the wanted to adopt us as one of their local charities. It has meant that we are finally able to design a sign that truly reflects the support we give to people with spinal cord injury across the North West, proud that the logo designed by our ex-patient Ryan Forshaw is now publicly displayed, and grateful for the kind donation from Paymentshield staff who made it happen”.

Jacqueline Barlow, Relationship Manager at Paymentshield added, “As one of Southport’s leading employers we want to reach out positively into the community. The Spinal Injuries Centre is one of Southport’s longest established specialist facilities and we can see no better reason to join forces.

“Our staff had a great day dressing down at work to raise funds to purchase the entrance sign needed by the unit, and we are happy to have officially presented the sign. We look forward to many more joint ventures in the future.”


Pictured left to right are: Jacqueline Barlow, Daniel Hayes and Mark Davies from Paymentshield and Margaret Maule, Dr Clive Glass and Debbie Lloyd from the Spinal Injuries Centre.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk