Local food solutions business L&F Jones based in Midsomer Norton have become a Corporate Partner of The Forever Friends Appeal having raised over £15,000 in support of the Cancer Care Campaign. L&F Jones selected The Forever Friends Appeal as their chosen charity in 2015 and to thank L&F Jones for all their hard work and support over the past year, the Appeal presented the company with a commemorative Corporate Partner plaque to display in their office. As a Corporate Partner for the Cancer Care Campaign, L&F Jones will receive a naming opportunity within the pioneering new Cancer Centre, a lasting acknowledgement of all their support.
L&F Jones are a family run business which has been serving the local community for over 100 years. They pride themselves on their friendly, personal service and value the importance of creating and building relationships, not only with their customers but with the wider community. This is reflected by the staff involvement in fundraising and supporting The Forever Friends Appeal.
Throughout 2015 staff organised events in support of The Forever Friends Appeal such as a bingo night, 5k fun run and golf day. The year’s fundraising culminated in a glamourous Gala Dinner event at the Marriott in Bristol with special guests Paul Martin (from BBC’s Flog It!) and Molotov Jukebox. Customers, suppliers, staff and guests all came together for a night of fun and fundraising for the Appeal, with a round of heads and tails, a raffle and luxury auction hosted by Paul Martin. The Gala alone raised over £5000, helping L&F Jones achieve an amazing target of £15,000 for the RUH Cancer Care Campaign.
Liz Jones, Trading Co-ordinator at L&F Jones comments: “We were delighted to have ‘The Forever Friends Appeal’ as our charity of the year for 2015. It was a fantastic year fundraising and a pleasure to work with the Forever Friends team, we would like to thank all our staff, customers and suppliers who helped raise this incredible amount.”
Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Common comments: “L&F Jones has been an incredible supporter of The Forever Friends Appeal and their very significant donation of just over £15,000 will truly make a difference to the lives of our cancer patients at the RUH. We would therefore like to say a heartfelt thank you to the whole L&F Jones team for their dedicated support for our cause and we are thrilled to welcome the company on board as Corporate Partners.”
For more information about The Forever Friends Appeal’s Corporate Partnership scheme and the RUH Cancer Care Campaign to help build a pioneering new Cancer Centre, visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk.