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Clarkson Evans staff get active for hospitals charity

September 25, 2017

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Nine energetic staff at electrical contractors Clarkson Evans are set to collectively run and walk more than 80 miles this weekend to raise money for Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity.

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 as Clarkson Evans’ staff charity of the year because it was considered to have broad appeal among staff.

Now staff from the company’s finance, HR and training teams are pulling on their trainers to take part in the charity’s “Walk for Wards” event in Cirencester Park on Sunday as well as the Cheltenham Half Marathon.

All money raised will 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. 

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“We have already raised more than £4,000 for the charity and we hope to boost that amount by a further £600 with our latest sponsorship events.”

Staff have also shared their expertise with the charity by creating a series of fundraising videos and helping to design the charity’s first ever newsletter for supporters.

Richard Smith, Head of Fundraising at the Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity, said: “We are very excited to be working in partnership with Clarkson Evans to make a difference for local cancer patients. As two organisations which have long been at the heart of the local community it’s fantastic for us to join together in our first charity of the year partnership.

“Every penny raised by the Clarkson Evans team will directly support the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre through our Focus fund, which will make a real impact for local people fighting cancer. Our Cancer team are leaders in their field, renowned for their dedication, innovation and patient care and so it is especially fitting for us to be working with Clarkson Evans, the number one electrical contractors in the UK.”

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