Welland Medical raise thousands for local charity!
Welland Medical, a Manor Royal based manufacturing company, was delighted to donate over £4000 to local charity St Catherine's Hospice and work with Hand In Hand For Aid and Development (HIHFAD) and the Jacob's Well Appeal during 2018.
Welland Medical's ongoing commitment to St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley saw a grand total of £4,128 raised in 2018 for the local charity who cares for those with progressive life-shortening conditions. Welland Medical's partnership with the charity, which goes back over 10 years, saw staff coming together for a host of fundraising activities including raffles and orange bag (clothes) donations.
As a manufacturer of stoma care appliances and accessories which are distributed worldwide for people who have had bowel or bladder surgery due to cancer or disease, Welland Medical recognise that it is not just monetary donations that can make a difference to those in need. In 2018 Welland Medical donated a large number of their ostomy products to HIHFAD and the Jacob's Well Appeal, 2 charities who are responsible for the distribution of much needed medical supplies in countries such as Syria and Moldova, where they are too expensive or unattainable for those who need them.
A spokesperson from the Jacob's Well Appeal, who primarily support people in West Africa and Moldova, commented: "In areas of Eastern Europe they have to pay for ostomy bags, which are expensive, so many patients have no supplies. It's quite a desperate situation so we are very thankful for the supplies from Welland Medical".
Chris Primett, Managing Director at Welland Medical, commented: "I am proud that we were able to support such worthy causes during 2018 and I would like to thank all of the staff at Welland Medical for their continued fundraising efforts".