As the charity for East Surrey Hospital, as well as services at Crawley, Horsham and elsewhere in Surrey and Sussex,  we are Gatwick Airport’s local hospital charity, serving staff, passengers and many colleagues, family and friends who live locally, 24 hours a day.

Our hospitals provide NHS care from cradle to grave. Our charity helps us to go even further for patients and their families.

Gatwick staff – we need your help. Please vote today for SASH as your next charity partner.

HOW TO VOTE:

If you work in the airport you can vote. The vote is open to the whole Gatwick Family, Gatwick Airport Ltd colleagues, shop staff in the terminals, airline workers/crew based at the airport, the on site hotels and police. As long as you’re based in the airport, you can vote by:

  • Emailing [email protected] (Important – please include where in the airport you work).
  • Downloading the Gatwick Community app and voting for SASH on there.
  • Voting on the ‘Airspace’ intranet.

Please forward this page to anyone you know who works for Gatwick airport.

You can also download a poster to print and use anywhere which helps inspire people to vote.

We are proud to serve half a million local people. We deliver their babies, and provide life-saving treatment when they’ve had an accident or emergency. We provide cancer treatment for their children, their friends, their grandparents. We care for people at the end of their lives.

SASH Charity makes our NHS hospitals better for all of these people. We fund better equipment, enhanced facilities and create great experiences for those that need East Surrey Hospital (the main NHS hospital for Gatwick), Crawley Hospital, Horsham Hospital, and a number of other services in Surrey and Sussex.

In the last few months this has included:

  • The transformation of children’s cancer care rooms.
  • Pain-relieving heat pads for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Better facilities for patients with dementia, including a new dementia-friendly courtyard garden at East Surrey Hospital and specially designed crockery to help patients with dementia eat.
  • State-of-the-art equipment to help our most vulnerable patients have dental care.
  • A summer fun day, and Christmas party for children with epilepsy and their families, to make new contacts and create new friendships and support networks.

A vote for us will mean Gatwick Airport will be a key part of growing the hospital charity, creating a lasting legacy for everyone in the community so that we can do much more than this for local families, long into the future.

You will be helping patients of all ages across the hospitals, as well as helping us raise money for our new neonatal intensive care unit. We are building a brand new unit so our smallest babies can get the very best care.  You will be helping us go even further for local babies and families, with additional state-of-the-art neonatal cots, equipment, and facilities to make their stay more comfortable.

Over 4,500 local families have babies each year at East Surrey Hospital. Approximately one in ten of these arrive prematurely or require intensive care. Babies as young as 27 weeks and their families are often in the unit for weeks, or sometimes months, until they are well enough to go home. Making their time with us better is just one example of how your vote will make a huge difference for people right on your doorstep.

So many staff who work for our services have relatives who are part of the Gatwick family. We’d love nothing more than to work together on a partnership to really inspire Gatwick colleagues and our wider community. We’ve got loads of exciting ideas for our partnership.

We are your hospitals. Gatwick staff and their families, as well as the airport’s passengers, use East Surrey Hospital and our other services every day. We will be hugely grateful if you chose to vote for us as your next charity partner.

Some of the people in our Gatwick partnership film

Pat, who works at Gatwick and stars in our staff vote video
Childrens nurses at East Surrey Hospital. all with relatives or friends at the airport
Lucy, who works at Gatwick and who supports SASH Charity
Mark, a doctor in our Emergency Department who is also a training captain for an airline flying from Gatwick
Asif, from Airport Cars, who bring passengers and staff to the hospital every day
Ivan, from Joe’s Coffee Gatwick, who’s local hospital is Crawley
Ingrid, Matron of the Neonatal Unit at East Surrey Hospital