Magna staff support local charity
Magna Housing staff have once again chosen a local charity to benefit from the money raised from dress down collections over the last year.
Staff voted to donate the £800 raised to the Dorset County Hospital Charity cancer appeal.
Kate Rowsell nominated the charity. She said: “Having had a parent go through cancer treatment, I am all too aware of the stresses involved in not only the treatment but the travelling for the patient and family. My Dad had to travel to Poole hospital 5 days a week for 6 weeks and, whilst the care provided by Poole Hospital was fantastic, the travelling involved wiped him out and put extra pressure on our family to get him that much further distance for his treatment.
“I was keen to support the appeal committee who are trying to raise £1.75 million to improve services for all cancer patients in Dorset as part of the project bringing radiotherapy facilities to Dorchester for the first time.
“Having a treatment centre in the county town which would be more accessible to many more patients would have such a positive impact on the treatment and recovery process.”
At the end of each month, staff pay £1 each to wear casual clothes to work. The money is saved over the year and donated to the charity that gets the most votes from the staff from the nominations submitted.
Catriona Fountain, head of communication for Magna, said: “Magna does all it can to support the communities we are based in, and this is a great way of giving something back to local charities who need help.”
Rachel Cole, fundraising and communications manager at Dorset County Hospital Charity, said: “We would like to thank all the staff at Magna Housing who voted to support the Cancer Appeal with this donation. The new radiotherapy unit at Dorset County Hospital will specifically benefit cancer patients for whom travelling to Poole is difficult, and the new outpatients department being funded by the Charity will provide much-needed facilities for all cancer patients who come to the hospital.”