Just weeks after the announcement of their fundraising Campaign to build a pioneering new Cancer Centre at Bath’s Royal United Hospital, The Forever Friends Appeal charity are today launching the date and theme of their annual fundraising in October – Ted’s Big Day Out! On Friday 19th October 2012, thousands of teddies will be given their annual outing and will be taken to work, school, wherever to help raise funds for the RUH Cancer Care Campaign.
Local Solicitors, Mogers, based on Queen Square Bath have supported The Forever Friends Appeal charity for many years. The Appeal are now so pleased to welcome Mogers on board as the 2012 Ted’s Big Day Out! Sponsor.
Managing Partner of Mogers Solicitors, Steven Treharne, comments: “I am delighted that Mogers Solicitors is again involved with The Forever Friends Appeal. As a Bath centric firm we are well aware of the outstanding contribution the Appeal’s fundraising activates have had on the improvement of the facilities at the RUH. As a law firm, we aim to provide the highest quality legal advice and service to our clients in Bath and its environs”
If you live or work anywhere within Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire, the RUH is your local acute care hospital. The RUH treats over 2000 new cancer patients every year and every day the disease indiscriminately alters people’s lives. With your help, the RUH can build a sensational new Cancer Centre to help transform our cancer patients’ journey and experience.
Whilst the level of clinical skills offered by the medical team at RUH are amongst the best in the UK, the buildings for much of the existing cancer services date back to the early 1940’s when they were hurriedly constructed for WW11 service personnel. The Forever Friends Appeal plan to raise over £5m over the next 4 years towards the cost of building a £20.5m pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH, which balances clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment. The new Cancer Centre will be a joint NHS / charitably funded project with the parties contributing 75 / 25 % respectively.
Mr Treharne continues: Cancer is a disease which touches everyone. The new development will be a centre of excellence for this area and will have a dramatic effect on those who are diagnosed; amongst them possibly our friends, families, our staff and our clients. “This project goes to the heart of our community focus and support for local charities and I am proud that Mogers can play its part.
You can take part in Ted’s Big Day Out! Wherever you are – at work, home or school. You can sign up with your friends and colleagues, or take part on your own – the opportunities are endless. Staff at Mogers are already preparing their outfits for the day as the Appeal announces the 2012 theme for the day – Fluorescent Friday. Not only can you take your teddy bear out with you for the day, but everyone is also being encouraged to do something fluorescent to help support the fundraising. Whether you wear full on fluorescent fancy dress or simply just a fluorescent flower in your hair, the Appeal hope that you will join in with your friends, family and colleagues and have some fun on Fluorescent Friday 19th October.
Events & Community Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Hones, comments: “Having just announced our plans to build a new Cancer Centre here at the RUH, we are so keen to make Ted’s Big Day Out! – Our annual region-wide fundraising day – the biggest and best yet! It’s is great to have Mogers on board with our activities and we hope that businesses and schools all across Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire will join in and help us raise as much as possible on this one day in October. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, so supporting Ted’s Big Day Out! is a great way for schools, businesses and all kinds of organisations to get involved with fundraising to help improve the Cancer Services at Bath’s RUH. ”
Staff and volunteers at the Appeal team have already started to promote the fundraising day across the area. So keep your eyes peeled for more information coming your way soon. Visit the Ted’s Big Day Out! website www.tedsbigdayout.co.uk to register online or call Ted’s hotline on 01225 825825.