Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The RUH Forever Friends Appeal.

Once more our fundraising appeal for the RUH Forever Friends Appeal is under way and the team are busy training, come rain or shine.  We thought it might be nice to share a few words from Chairman, Dave Broadway, on the involvement of CFH Docmail with this wonderful cause.  

"CFH Docmail has supported the Forever Friends Appeal to build a new Cancer centre at the Bath Royal United Hospital for several years now, either as a main sponsor for the Forever Friends team in the Bath Half Marathon, or in other years, just entering a fund raising team.

Like most families, we have lost a number of family members to Cancer over the years, so this appeal was always one I was happy to support. 

In February 2015 I managed to crash a bicycle at the Olympic Velodrome and broke my hip. That summer, I lost a good friend to Cancer, then as the year went on we lost a colleague from work, and heard of the death of an ex colleague at a young age. I decided to turn my misfortune to some good by aiming to run the half marathon the following year to raise a significant sum for the Appeal. 

I managed to achieve my goal of raising £10,000 and running the half marathon. That, combined with our previous donations, and CFH’s main sponsorship of the Forever Friends entry raised our total donation to over £26,000 and made us a key sponsor. It was humbling to go to the awards at the RUH and see just how much others had lost, and how much they had put back into the Cancer centre in memory of their loved ones.

This year I am hoping to increase the £10,000 to £15,000. It’s difficult to ask people that have already donated to donate again, so I felt I needed to set the target a little lower this year. Hopefully, with the help of friends, colleagues, customers and suppliers, we can once again succeed!" 

To see Dave talk in person on the subject, watch our YouTube video here 
If you would like to donate, visit the Just Giving page here.

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