Southgate based, bar and dining establishment – The Cosy Club – celebrated its recent fundraising achievements with a visit from Ted’s baby brother. Throughout the month of June, Cosy Clubs all over the country were taking part in ‘Local Lounging’, fundraising for their favoured local charities. The Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal was thrilled to have been chosen by The Cosy Club in Bath.
The fundraising kicked off on 1st June, with money being raised through various activities including party games, kids colouring competitions and a prize draw, which will all go towards the Appeal’s Campaign to help build a pioneering new Cancer Centre for the hospital. On Thursday 18th June, the Club celebrated its 4th birthday and hosted a party for the occasion. Fundraising activities took place throughout the day, including a bake sale, party games, face painting and evening musical entertainment.
When choosing which charity to support, staff from the Cosy Club decided on The Forever Friends Appeal as many colleagues have been touched by cancer through friends and family. Kat Jones, Deputy Manager at The Cosy Club comments: “We wanted to choose a charity that was close to all our hearts, which is why we decided to support the Cancer Care Campaign, and The Forever Friends Appeal helps everyone in Bath.”
All funds raised will be allocated to The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign – raising £8.5million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre for patients and their families at the Royal United Hospital. Each year the RUH cares for 2,200 new patients with cancer from the hospital’s extensive catchment area. The clinical care is amongst the best in the UK, but the current cancer unit facilities are outdated and uncomfortable, and do not provide patients with the positive environment necessary to support the healing process. The hospital’s vision is to build a Cancer Centre which will balance clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment.
Forever Friends Appeal Corporate Officer, Louisa Smyllie, comments: “We are raising funds to help build a truly exceptional new Cancer Centre for the RUH, which will transform our cancer services. We couldn’t achieve our fundraising goals without the incredible support of our local corporate community and we are therefore so pleased that the Cosy Club in Bath has chosen to help us achieve our ambitions!”