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Wiltshire company pledge ongoing support for RUH

Trowbridge based company, Platinum Vauxhall, have pledged their support to the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal charity for another year.  For over ten years Platinum Group have kindly supplied the Bath based charity with a vehicle to use over the summer months in the lead up to their annual fundraising activities in October each year.  But this year the company have chosen to extend their generosity and loan the vehicle to the charity for a whole year.

The vehicle on loan this year is a snazzy Vauxhall Meriva which has been branded with brightly coloured graphics to promote the Appeal’s annual fundraising week in October – Ted’s Big Bake Off.

Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Common comments:  “As our calendar of events throughout the year gets busier and busier we are finding that members of our team are so often out and about across the RUH catchment area – attending events, visiting companies, meeting with supporters.  We are therefore absolutely thrilled that Platinum Vauxhall have so kindly chosen to loan us a vehicle for use all year round!   It means we are always helping to spread the word about Ted’s Big Bake Off. This year the Vauxhall Meriva, which we nickname ‘Ted’s Truck’ has travelled all over Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire.   We have many exciting visits planned for the forthcoming months, so I would therefore like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to Platinum for their wonderful generosity.”

General Manager at Platinum Vauxhall, John Hathaway, comments:  ““Platinum Vauxhall are delighted to be able to support the RUH Forever Friends Appeal again this year. There are so many local people whose lives have benefited over the years from the tireless fundraising that the Forever Friends Appeal caries out. The new Cancer Centre at the RUH will be a fantastic facility for both patients and their families, and we are proud to be able to play our small part in it’s continued development.”

The Forever Friends Appeal is the main charity for the RUH and Ted’s Big Bake Off is the annual fundraising week for the hospital which takes place each October. Last year, thousands of people across Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire took part in the event and raised over £20,000 to help transform care for patients and their families at the RUH. This year, Ted’s Big Bake Off, which is kindly sponsored by engineering consultancy company, BuroHappold Engineering, is taking place between Monday 17th and Friday 21st October 2016 and the Appeal are now inviting individuals, schools, businesses and community organisations to pre-heat their ovens, prepare their mixing bowls and get baking to support either the RUH Cancer Care Campaign, or a ward or department of their choice at the hospital. Whether it’s holding a bake sale or hosting a bake off competition at work, school or with friends and family, you can help raise some serious dough to help transform care for patients and their families.

The Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign is raising a minimum of £8.5 million towards the cost of a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH. The new Centre will transform RUH cancer services and provide the very best care for patients and their families at the hospital.

Whether you’re an individual, business, school or community organisation, getting involved in Ted’s Big Bake Off 2016 couldn’t be easier! Simply visit www.tedsbigbakeoff.com to register and get your oven mitts on your FREE baking pack with tips, tools and tasty ideas to really add the icing on the cake. You could even win a visit from Big Ted himself!

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