"We are delighted to announce that the Saxon and Manor hospitals, part of Circle Health Group, have launched a fundraising campaign to support MacIntyre during 2022.
The campaign marks the start of the hospitals ‘giving something back initiative.’ The Saxon and Manor are hoping to raise £6,000 between the sites by the end of the year.
The money raised by staff and doctors at the Circle Health Group hospitals will directly support the charity’s vital work delivering everything from specialist care services to further education opportunities across Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.
Staff and doctors are eager to begin raising money and the first event, ‘Move with MacIntyre’, is due to take place during the month of May. There are also further plans for Saxon and Manor hospital staff to participate in the Bedford Running Festival in September. Staff are hoping to raise £3,000 at each site by the end of the year through a variety of fundraising events; these include: sponsored challenges, a bake off sale, tombola, trying their luck in the MacIntyre Lottery and making regular trips to the MacIntyre Cafés for team meetings. Staff also want to dedicate their time to volunteering with MacIntyre, donning their gardening gloves to support with new garden projects in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire.
Circle Health Group’s ‘giving something back initiative’ was launched in 2021 and empowers Circle’s 52 hospitals nationwide to select a charity in their community to partner with and to support. All money raised will be matched by Circle centrally to the tune of £2,000.
Andrew Jeavons-Fellows, Executive Director at Circle Health Group, said:
“We are delighted to have partnered with MacIntyre. The charity is close to the hearts of many of the staff and doctors at the Saxon and Manor. The charity makes an incredible difference to the lives of children, young people and adults across our community and beyond – we hope that the money we raise throughout the year will go some way towards supporting that work.”
Claire Kennedy, Head of Fundraising at MacIntyre, said:
"We are really excited at the prospect of working with Circle Health Group this year. We have already discussed a number of ways in which we can work together to raise funds and, at the same time, to share our knowledge and experience.""