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Construction dinner raises £3,700 for Cancer Care Campaign

Kier and the Great Western branch of the Forum for the Built Environment (FBE) have given The Forever Friends Appeal a boost in the form of a cheque for £3,700.

The Appeal has helped secure over £10m to provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath and Kier Construction is currently on site building the new pathology laboratory block.

The money was raised at the Appeal’s prestigious annual Brunel Dinner where guests swapped their hard hats for dinner suits and enjoyed an evening of merriment knowing that their fundraising would benefit a cause close to their hearts. The donation will go towards the Appeal’s Cancer Care Campaign which aims to bring a pioneering new £20m cancer centre to the RUH.

Kier Construction director and current chairman of the FBE Great Western branch, Richard Davis, commented: “I am thrilled with the amount raised from a truly enjoyable evening and would like to thank everyone who came along and made the event a great success and for us to be able to support The Forever Friends Appeal’s Cancer Care Campaign.”

Corporate officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Kate Bruhl, added: “Cancer affects one in three people during their lives, therefore almost everyone knows someone who has experienced this disease. So it is important that we help the RUH in their quest for a new cancer centre to treat the 2,000 or so people newly diagnosed with cancer each year in this area alone. We are truly grateful to FBE for supporting this truly worthwhile campaign.”