Curo, the not-for-profit housing and support organisation in Bath has chosen to support The Forever Friends Appeal as their charity of the year and are fundraising to help build the pioneering new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath.
A staff vote from the Bath-based team chose The Forever Friends Appeal and a number of fundraising activities have been planned for the year ahead. Colleagues also took part in the Appeal’s Walk of Life Corporate Challenge and walked from Bishop Cannings near Devizes to Bath along the Kennet and Avon canal, raising over £2,000.
Curo recently replaced their fleet of vans with more energy efficient vehicles and colleagues took the opportunity to sponsor and name them after their pets, children or loved ones that they would like to honour or remember, so now there is even one called ‘Ted’ after The Forever Friends Appeal’s mascot.
Rachael Allen, Communications and Brand Manager said:
“The RUH is at the heart of our Bath and North East Somerset community and we’re looking forward to raising lots of money for the new Cancer Centre through the fundraising activities we have planned for the rest of the year.”
The Forever Friends Appeal announced earlier this year that it had reached the minimum £8.5m needed towards the building of the pioneering new Cancer Centre, however the Appeal would continuing its fundraising efforts with many of its donors and supporters wanting to keep going to ensure the new Cancer Centre would be truly special in its design, facilities and equipment.
Laura Rankin, Corporate Officer, The Forever Friends Appeal said:
“We are delighted to be Curo’s chosen charity this year and it’s great to see them support our Cancer Care Campaign. We’re grateful for the support we receive from organisations like Curo and the local corporate community so we can invest in projects that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide.”