Wells-based accountancy firm Chalmers HB has raised an impressive £10,252.00 for the Children’s Ward at the Royal United Hospitals, (RUH) Bath by taking part in The Forever Friends Appeal Walk of Life.

Twenty seven employees from the firm donned their walking boots and took part in the event in support of a colleague who sadly lost two grandchildren under the age of 22 months in 2016. Both children had suffered from a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement.

Company Director for Chalmers HB, Caroline Bannell, comments:  “We wanted to do the Walk of Life to raise funds for the RUH’s Children’s Ward as the doctors and nurses played a vital role in the care of both children. We are delighted to have raised this amount and would like to thank our wonderful clients, colleagues, friends and families for sponsoring us.”

Every year, the RUH’s fundraising charity The Forever Friends Appeal organises the Walk of Life which starts in Bishops Cannings and finishes in Bath.  This year, to boost competition between teams from local businesses, the Charity organised Corporate Challenge Awards.

Caroline continued:  “When we were told that we had won three of The Forever Friends Appeal Corporate Challenge Awards we were over the moon. Plus, we’re in the running for the Most Money Raised Award. We’ll find out if we’ve won the award in mid-July, so watch this space!”

Jo Common, Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal said:

“We’d like to thank everyone from Chalmers HB who took part, and are delighted to now welcome them on board as a Corporate Partner for the Appeal. It was a great team effort and they were such fun to be with on the day.  The money they’ve raised, along with all the funds raised from the Walk of Life, will go towards transforming care for our patients here at the RUH. I’d like to personally thank everyone who took part and donated.”