CliniMed and SecuriCare put the FUN In Fundraising

CliniMed and SecuriCare’s Takeover Day For Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND July 2013 – Recently, enthusiastic employees at CliniMed and SecuriCare exchanged their day jobs for twenty four hours to help run an Iain Rennie Hospice Shop, with the aim to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

CliniMed and SecuriCare market and distribute medical supplies inthree key therapy areas(Stoma Care,Urology and ContinenceandWound Care,) so they are no strangers to the important role shops like the Iain Rennie Hospice Shop play in providing help and support to patients. The takeover day was the perfect way to support this worthwhile cause in a fun and creative way.

As part of their programme of Corporate and Social Responsibility events, two teams from CliniMed and SecuriCare competed against each other on the 18th June at the Iain Rennie Hospice based in Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire. The winners were those who could raise the most money.

Throughout their day of fundraising, staff worked hard to make as much money for the charity as possible whilst learning all about the Iain Rennie shops and what they do. One impressive fact they learnt was that sales of goods donated by supporters in Iain Rennie shops contribute more than half a million pounds each year towards the charity’s nursing services. All of the shops are run by dedicated teams of volunteers supported by local shop managers, and it is the combination of their efforts and generous donations that make all the difference to such a worthwhile charity.

With care at the forefront of CliniMed and SecuriCare’s own mission, they were keen to raise as much money as possible, not only to benefit Rennie Grove patients, but also as a way of thanking those who work tirelessly to provide care and support on behalf of the charity.

In total, thirty eight bags full of donations such as books, clothes, CDs and furniture were donated during the takeover. The two teams both worked hard to sell these and it paid off as they helped raise a total of £1,258.55 for the charity.

With such an amazing amount of money raised, there was no real ‘winning’ or ‘losing’ team; as CliniMed employee Alicia Stewart summarises, “Overall as a group we felt there was a huge amount to gain from this experience and we would encourage everyone to have a go at donating or volunteering where they can, as it can make such a huge difference to the lives of people supported by the charity.”

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