Chippenham-based contractor, MJ Church has become a Principal Corporate Partner of The Forever Friends Appeal in recognition of raising £77,169 for the RUH’s Cancer Care campaign.
Staff at MJ Church have been fundraising for the Appeal’s Cancer Care campaign since family member, friend and colleague, Mark Hucklebridge was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. He sadly passed away earlier this year.
Carol, Marketing Manager, MJ Church, said:
“We’ve all worked really hard to raise funds for the new Cancer centre as the cause is really close to our hearts, especially as we’ve sadly lost Mark who was full of courage and resistance to cancer, he was such inspiration to friends and colleagues at MJ Church. Mark’s last 6 years were spent fundraising and helping others.
“One of our most successful fundraising events was held in August when we hosted a charity race day at Bath Racecourse. In total £22,714 was raised by holding a raffle, auction and bucket collections around the course, doubling the amount from last year’s charity race day. We would like to thank everyone who came, donated and supported us including The Reuben Foundation for donating £2,000 towards the total.”
As an Appeal Principle Corporate Partner, MJ Church will receive a specialist area named after them in the new Cancer Centre. Tim Hobbs, Head of Fundraising, The Forever Friends Appeal said:
“We are delighted to welcome MJ Church as a Principal Corporate Partner. Their commitment over the past 17 years has been incredible. So, on behalf of the Appeal, I personally would like to thank MJ Church for the significant contribution they’ve made to our Cancer campaign. This amount will go towards our pioneering new Cancer Centre which will provide a highly beneficial healing environment for patients like Mark who go through this difficult time in their lives.”
“The Appeal has currently raised £8.3 million for the new Cancer Centre and it is very much hoped that with the help of donors and companies like MJ Church, we will be able to generate over £9m towards the building. Anyone who would like to make a donation should visit our website: www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk.”