This summer the Forever Friends Appeal charity was thrilled to welcome four more local businesses into the Brick Wall Club in support of the Cancer Care Campaign. Each company has donated £1000 to join the Brick Wall Club and will receive a lasting acknowledgement within the new Cancer Centre being planned at Bath’s Royal United Hospital. All members will then be invited to a prestigious Announcement Event, where they will each be entered into a draw and one lucky member will win a room naming opportunity in the new RUH Cancer Centre.
Joining in May was Batterham Matthews Architects, a contemporary architects’ practice based in Bath who have established a diverse portfolio throughout the South West. Co-founder of Batterham Matthews Architects, George Batterham, comments: “As architects we are only too aware of the contribution that a high quality building and environment will have on the healing process and so it gives us great pleasure to be able to contribute to raising the quality of the building – and if an architect firm can’t contribute a brick, who can?!”
Award winning finance company, 1pm, chose the Forever Friends Appeal to be their beneficiaries at their annual charity event in June. The 1pm team were delighted to have raised half of the Brick Wall Club donation, which was then match funded by the company. Joe Palphs, UK Sales Manager at 1pm, comments: “The Forever Friends Appeal Cancer Care Campaign was the perfect choice for our charity this year. It is a sad fact of today’s world that we will all be touched by cancer in some way. We are a local company who hire local people so decided to give back to a campaign whose work has benefitted us all in one way or another. 1pm would urge all local businesses who want to do good in their community to join and help us “build a brick wall” for this wonderful cause.”
Rotork, the market-leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, became a member of the Brick Wall Club after Zoe Averill and Lucy Dunn from Rotork’s charity committee came to visit our current Oncology department and found out more about our plans for the new cancer centre. Zoe Averill from Rotork told us: “We are delighted to be able to support a local campaign, which we hope will go on to help people in our local community.”
Plus the first Wiltshire based company joins the Brick Wall Club – F. G. Bond & Son who provide independent garage services and their award winning green lorries are a familiar sight on the West’s roads. Annette Bond, Partner of F. G. Bond & Son comments: “Having visited the Oncology ward and seen the lack of space where patients currently receive their treatment, we then viewed the exciting plans for new Cancer Centre and wanted to make a contribution to this wonderful, worthwhile project”.
Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Louisa Smyllie, comments: “We are delighted to welcome more local businesses on board as members of The Brick Wall Club, their generous support is invaluable in helping build a new Cancer Centre here at the RUH. We hope that more small local businesses are inspired to join the Club alongside them and not miss out on this unique opportunity.”
This unique new initiative was launched by the charity earlier this year. The scheme is open to the first 25 companies that join as members by donating £1000 towards the Cancer Care Campaign, after which the club doors will close. To become a member of The Brick Wall Club or for more information, visit our Brick Wall Club Page or call the Appeal office on 01225 825392.