The Forever Friends Appeal charity at the Royal United Hospital in Bath is thrilled to have been chosen as L & F Jones’s charity of the year in 2015. The Midsomer Norton based food services operation, which employs over 280 staff, operates within the heart of the community which they serve.
Every year L & F Jones choose a different charity to support, having supported the British Heart Foundation in 2014. The company has specifically chosen for their fundraising throughout 2015 to go towards the RUH Cancer Care Campaign – raising £8.5million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre for cancer patients and their families. 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 The clinical care is amongst the best in the UK, but the cancer unit facilities are outdated and uncomfortable, and do not provide patients with the positive environment necessary to support the healing process.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.
Colleagues from L & F Jones have an exciting year of fundraising ahead. The company will be holding their annual golf day in July, Gala Dinner in November and are working on plans for other fundraising activities throughout the year. Forever Friends Appeal collection tins have also been distributed to all L & F Jones convenience stores across the region.
Comment from L & F Jones Chairman Martin Jones: “We are delighted to have chosen The Forever Friends Appeal as our 2015 charity of the year. Having visited the current Cancer Unit, you cannot fail to be impressed by the skill, commitment and dedication of people who work there. They are making an enormous difference to the lives of those individuals living with cancer in our area as well as their families and friends. Our staff, customers and suppliers always get behind our fundraising events and this year I know will be no exception.”
Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Common, comments: “The Forever Friends Appeal are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by L & F Jones as their 2015 Charity of the Year. We are just so pleased to have the dedicated support of the L & F Jones team in helping us to transform cancer services for our patients and their families here at the RUH. This is a great bit of news to start 2015 and we look forward to getting to know the L & F Jones team throughout the year ahead.”
If you would like to support The Forever Friends Appeal through your company, please visit our corporate pages