Understanding the requirement of medical support in its community, ID Medical, the UK’s leading medical staff recruiter, visited Milton Keynes University Hospital on Tuesday 12th January to present a cheque for £7944.53, the amount the company’s staff personally raised for Leo’s Appeal. With these funds, ID Medical purchased a chair bed for the Children’s ward so parents can remain with their sick child.
Leo’s Appeal, launched by Milton Keynes Hospital Charity in September 2013, set out to raise £200,000 to enhance the experience of children and families visiting Milton Keynes Hospital. To date there is just £70,000 left to raise! Along with its mascot Leo the Lion, the charity encourages the Milton Keynes community to help the hospital go above and beyond for local children and their families.
David Newton, director at ID Medical comments,“Milton Keynes Hospital Charity does a phenomenal job of fundraising to enable wards and departments to enhance what the NHS provides; funding tangible items such as comfort items and state of the art equipment. CSR is at the heart of everything ID Medical does, and over the years it has played an increasingly important part in not only our business strategies, but the way we engage with our candidates and clients on a daily basis. We focus on sharing our expertise, skills and resources to make a positive impact on the wider community and quality of life within society.
“In 2016, we’re looking forward to further supporting Milton Keynes Hospital Charity and funding more vital equipment for the children’s ward, as well as supporting cancer services. It’s not until you get put in the situation that you truly value the small things and recognise the difference fundraising truly makes.”
Jenny Howells, Corporate Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity expresses her appreciation for the company’s ongoing support, “We are absolutely delighted that ID Medical has been supporting Leo’s Appeal over the last couple of years and the chair bed which they have funded has made a real difference to our young patients and their families. These beds are so important because they allow parents to stay overnight with their child more comfortably.”
View ID Medical’s YouTube page to see ways in which the company has fundraised for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity since 2013.
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