ID Medical funds equipment for local hospital to support patients’ families
ID Medical visited Milton Keynes University Hospital on Tuesday 12th January to present a cheque for £7944.53, which the company’s staff raised for Leo’s Appeal. With these funds, ID Medical purchased a chair bed for the Children’s ward so parents can remain with their sick child.
Leo’s Appeal, launched by Milton Keynes Hospital Charity in September 2013, set out to raise £200,000 to enhance the experience of children and families visiting Milton Keynes Hospital. To date there is just £70,000 left to raise.
David Newton, director at ID Medical, commented, “Milton Keynes Hospital Charity does a phenomenal job of fundraising to enable wards and departments to enhance what the NHS provides; funding tangible items such as comfort items and state of the art equipment. CSR is at the heart of everything ID Medical does, and over the years it has played an increasingly important part in not only our business strategies, but the way we engage with our candidates and clients on a daily basis. We focus on sharing our expertise, skills and resources to make a positive impact on the wider community and quality of life within society.
“In 2016, we’re looking forward to further supporting Milton Keynes Hospital Charity and funding more vital equipment for the children’s ward, as well as supporting cancer services. It’s not until you get put in the situation that you truly value the small things and recognise the difference fundraising truly makes.”
Jenny Howells, corporate fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity said, “We are absolutely delighted that ID Medical has been supporting Leo’s Appeal over the last couple of years and the chair bed which they have funded has made a real difference to our young patients and their families. These beds are so important because they allow parents to stay overnight with their child more comfortably.”