Energetic staff at Royal London in Bath are limbering up to run the city’s half marathon in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, having already raised more than £40,000.
Employees at the insurance company have already raised more than £45,000 for the charity which provides a range of equipment and facilities for cancer patients at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
The BCUSG is looking to find £369,822 in total for three new projects that will improve outcomes for local cancer patients.
They include an out-of-hours helpline for chemotherapy outpatients, equipment to target radiotherapy more accurately and funds to upgrade a solid-state gamma camera, which will provide better images for cancer diagnosis.
The BCUSG were delighted when Royal London’s Bath office offered to help support the charity from January 2017 for an initial period of two years.
This has subsequently been extended for a further year until December 2019.
“To date they have raised the fantastic total of £45,678,” said BCUSG chairman Mike Taylor.
“Royal London have been extremely generous and supportive; they’ve enthusiastically embraced the partnership and done some impressive fundraising.”
Fundraising activities have included a 50-mile Jurassic Coast walk, quiz nights, raffles and other events including summer and Christmas parties with staff donating £5.
Mike added: “We’re delighted that Royal London will once again be helping to raise vital funds for local cancer patients when staff take part in the Bath Half Marathon. We look forward to cheering them across the finishing line.”
Tamara Ingamells, SIPP Team Leader and Social Responsibility lead at Royal London’s Bath office said: “Every member of staff has participated in raising funds for this amazing charity. Everyone has someone special affected by cancer so it has not been difficult to rally support.
“As a company we are proud to support and give to the local community through the BCUSG, bringing hope and better outcomes, not only for patients, but their family, friends and staff.”
To make a donation to the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group appeal, visit www.bcusg.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07896 741233.