Bath financial services company, Altus Consulting, has raised nearly £6,000 for the children’s ward at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath with a corporate Golf Day.
Taking place on 21 September and involving 60 of Altus Consulting’s clients, the event raised funds through registration fees, a raffle, sales of ‘Mulligans’ and the opportunity to beat professional player, Russell Covey.
Martyn Evans, head of consulting, Altus Consulting said: “This is the first time we have used our corporate golf day to raise money for charity – we chose to raise funds for our local hospital as a colleague of ours had one of their twin girls born with a serious heart condition last year.
“When baby Clara was born, the RUH was instrumental in monitoring her condition. Clara has now undergone open heart surgery at another hospital but the RUH continues to monitor her progress and development.”
Martyn added: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by our clients and staff. Everyone chipped in, helping to raise £5,660 for this worthwhile cause. We would like to thank everyone including, Bath Golf Club, the people who donated the raffle prizes and The Forever Friends Appeal for helping us organise the day.”
Laura Rankin, corporate officer, The Forever Friends Appeal said: “On behalf of the Appeal, I’d like to thank everyone at Altus Consultancy for raising funds for our Children’s ward.
“We rely on the invaluable support we receive from companies like Altus Consultancy to be able to invest in projects that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide, and make a real difference to patients, their families, carers and the staff who treat them.”
The Forever Friends Appeal is the principal fundraising charity for the Royal United Hospitals, Bath. As well as fundraising for “major campaigns,” it raises funds for the hospital’s wards and departments to pay for “state-of-the-art” medical equipment and facilities, research and innovations, staff training and the creation of “welcoming and highly beneficial” healing environments for its patients and their families.
If your place of work is interested in supporting The Forever Friends Appeal, contact Laura Rankin on 01225 825392, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk.
Pictured above: Staff at Altus Consulting presenting the cheque to the RUH’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal.