On Sunday 8 March, Team ID Medical, comprising 14 employees from Milton Keynes-based healthcare recruiter ID Medical, took part in the Milton Keynes Half Marathon to support their chosen charity for 2015, Milton Keynes Hospital Charity: reinforcing its close working partnership with the hospital, enhancing its children’s services, and raising over £900 for Leo’s Appeal.
Continuing to go above and beyond for the local charity, ID Medical’s JustGiving page was set up especially for the event, with Leo the Lion from Milton Keynes Hospital Charity being present on the day to raise awareness and increase fundraising. #StopTheSpread relief campaign – Can you help ABOLish EBOLA?
Vanessa Holmes, head of communications and fundraising at Milton Keynes Hospital said, “We were really pleased when ID Medical told us that they were going to run the Milton Keynes Half Marathon this year for Leo’s Appeal, and the money that they have raised will make a big difference to our young patients and their families. We are absolutely delighted to have their continued support and we look forward to working with them in the future!”
Caryn Cooper, head of marketing and CSR ambassador at ID Medical added, “It is always a pleasure to work with Vanessa and the fundraising team at Milton Keynes Hospital as we continue to help make a tangible difference to the children’s services in Milton Keynes.
“We have further fundraising initiatives in the pipeline as we launch our Corporate Social Responsibility campaign for 2015. As a community-aware and caring organisation, a key part of our plan will be to provide sponsorship by purchasing beds for parents and guardians with sick children on the ward to stay overnight, with the aim of allaying anxieties of the guardian(s) and ultimately hoping the sick child’s comfort is increased, and through our marathon efforts have raised enough to procure our first bed.”
Visit ID Medical’s Facebook page to view its fundraising efforts and photos from the day.