£1200 raised by the Taunton office for the Beacon Centre

Porter Dodson’s Taunton office has raised £1200 for its 2013/14 nominated charity, the Beacon Centre. The money has been raised by employees holding monthly fundraising events and activities, such as dress down days and sponsored cycling.

The Beacon Centre forms part of Musgrove Park Hospital and offers treatment to cancer patients. Prior to the Centre opening, patients had to travel to Bristol for their radiotherapy and some of their chemotherapy treatments. Whilst the Centre is funded by the NHS, it does work closely with charities and appreciates the additional support they offer patients.

Jo Greedy, who is a representative of the Head and Neck Support team at Musgrove Park, explained that the money raised by Porter Dodson will go towards comfort bags for Head and Neck radiotherapy and chemotherapy patients to support them during and at the end of their treatment. The packs will include items such as skincare products, aids for nutrition and aids for oral hygiene and will be individually tailored to enhance the care of each patient.

Babette Fuller, Manager of the Beacon Centre commented, “I would like to thank everyone in the Taunton office for their generosity in supporting the Beacon Centre this past year. The amount raised will help make a difference to those undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimes in the Centre.”

Partner Julia Perrins, added, “Sadly everyone is affected by cancer, either personally or by knowing a family member or friend who has the disease. The Beacon Centre has been a ‘beacon of hope’ in so many ways. The Taunton office has experienced three of their number go through cancer treatment in the last three years and are particularly grateful to the Beacon Centre staff who made the terrible experience more bearable for these friends and colleagues.”

Head of the Taunton office, Stephen Wray, said, “I’m delighted we’ve been able to raise this sum of money for the Beacon Centre. I’d like to thank everyone in the Taunton office, and our clients, who took part and donated in the various activities that we have organised over the last year.”

Alison Ambrose, Porter Dodson; Julia Perrins, Partner; Stephen Wray, Head of the Taunton office; Babette Fuller, Beacon Centre Manager; and Jo Greedy, Head & Neck Support team representative

Alison Ambrose, Porter Dodson; Julia Perrins, Partner; Stephen Wray, Head of the Taunton office; Babette Fuller, Beacon Centre Manager; and Jo Greedy, Head & Neck Support team representative

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