Join us in helping The Rosemary Appeal for a new dialysis and cancer care centre
Jones Robinson has announced its main charitable involvement for 2017, becoming a major sponsor of The Rosemary Appeal – a fundraising initiative set up to raise money for a new cancer and dialysis centre at the West Berkshire Community Hospital.
The partnership was cemented after our Director, Charles Robinson, attended a reception hosted by the organisers. Charles thought our agency would be well placed to help raise money and awareness, commenting: “Jones Robinson has always been at the heart of the West Berkshire community – in a personal and a business sense. Lending our weight to The Rosemary Appeal was an instinctive thing for us to do – it’s always satisfying to give something back to the community in which we live and work. We’ll be using our local connections and contacts to draw attention to the fundraising as much as making financial contributions ourselves.”
The fundraising drive is being co-ordinated by the trustees of two local charities – the Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust and the Newbury & Thatcham Hospital Building Trust, with the aim of creating a new centre at the West Berkshire Community Hospital. When built, the centre will provide essential facilities for the local community, including cancer care (chemotherapy, IV therapies and day care), renal dialysis and a special room for a CT scanner.
We have already made our first financial donation to the appeal to get the initiative off to a flying start, and Jones Robinson is set to follow this up with a number of events in the West Berkshire community directly organised by our staff – we’ve even created a Rosemary Appeal task force to co-ordinate our efforts.
As well as financial donations, Jones Robinson’s role as a major sponsor of the appeal involves raising awareness. Look out soon for our dual branded communication leaving both the Jones Robinson branches. All our emails, letter heads and our website will carry a prominent reference to The Rosemary Appeal, with a direct call to action for people to get involved and donate.
Putting good local causes at the heart of its business agenda is nothing new here at Jones Robinson. We are a long-term supporter of the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and the agency has raised thousands of pounds for groups and charities over the years, including a total of almost £8,000 as a result of a black tie ball, with proceeds divided between Sail 4 Cancer, Newbury Rugby Club and the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire.
Anyone can donate to the Rosemary Appeal by visiting www.rosemaryappeal.org