Clarkson Evans has named the newly-formed Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals charity as its staff charity for 2017.
The charity, which raises funds to support patients being cared for at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals as well as Stroud Maternity Unit, was selected because it was considered to have broad appeal among staff at the company.
This is the first time that the national electrical contractor, which specialises in wiring new homes, has ever had a staff charity of the year.
Ambitious plans are being put in place to raise as much money as possible for the good cause, with particular emphasis being put on raising money to support the Focus Fund for local cancer patients.
“The charity plays an important role in providing resources that cannot be funded by the NHS, but which in reality make a big difference to patients and their families”, said Nathan Evans, Managing Director at Clarkson Evans.
“Our aim is to raise money to buy items of furniture and equipment such as fold out beds for loved ones to stay overnight next to their seriously ill relatives or rise and recline chairs to improve the comfort of patients requiring regular chemotherapy,” added Nathan.