Help Bath’s RUH build strong foundations in the fight to beat cancer

By Anita Jaynes on 5 March, 2015

The Forever Friends Appeal charity at the Royal United Hospital has launched a new and exciting opportunity for local businesses. For just a £1000 donation to the RUH Cancer Care Campaign, companies can become  a member of The Brick Wall Club and have the chance to win an exclusive opportunity to name a room in the pioneering new cancer centre at the RUH.

This unique scheme is open only to the first 25 companies that join as members. Once 25 companies are on board, the club doors will close and all members will be invited to a prestigious announcement event, where they will each be entered into a free draw. One lucky member will be drawn at random and will win a room naming opportunity in the new RUH Cancer Centre. Companies will therefore have a one in 25 chance of winning. All 25 members will also be recognised with a lasting acknowledgement within the design of the new building.

Corporate Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Common, said:“When a company raises £25,000 for the new cancer centre, we acknowledge their generous support by offering them a room naming opportunity in the new building. This new Brick Wall Club therefore now gives smaller businesses the chance of winning a room naming opportunity for just £1000. We want to give all the small businesses across our catchment area the opportunity to be part of something special.”

The Forever Friends Appeal are thrilled to welcome on board the very first member of The Brick Wall Club, design consultancy company, The Design Wing. Company Director, Mark Thompson, said:“We have recently lost a very close colleague to cancer, so it is lovely to think that by joining The Brick Wall Club, The Design Wing will be helping future cancer patients at the RUH. We are so pleased to be part of the campaign to help transform cancer services for everyone in the hospital’s catchment area – and what a great opportunity for our small business to also be in with a chance of naming a room in the new centre.”

Jo Common added: “This is the first time The Forever Friends Appeal has launched a scheme of this kind and we are really excited by the initial feedback we have had from local businesses. We are thrilled to welcome The Design Wing on board as our first member. If you want to find out more about how your business can become a member of our Brick Wall Club, then visit: www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk.”

The RUH Cancer Care Campaign is raising £8.5million towards the build of an exceptional new cancer centre for cancer patients and their families. Each year the RUH cares for 2,200 new patients with cancer from the hospital’s extensive catchment area. The clinical care is amongst the best in the UK, but the cancer unit facilities are outdated and uncomfortable, and do not provide patients with the positive environment necessary to support the healing process. The hospital’s vision is to build a cancer centre which will balance clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment.

To become a member of The Brick Wall Club or for more information, visit: www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or call the Appeal office on 01225 825392.

Pictured above from left to right:Mark Thompson and Shane Melia, from The Design Wing.