Bidmead Cook join Tenovus Cancer Care for Jolly Jumper Day
20 December saw our 14 branches take part in Jolly Jumper Day for some festive fundraising for Tenovus Cancer Care.
Tenovus Cancer Care is a leading cancer charity that throughout 2018 will be celebrating 75 years of supporting cancer patients and their loved ones.
It got its unique name from its founders. In 1943, Eddie Price found himself in hospital after an accident at work. Eddie had done a good turn for a local business man who wanted to return the favour, and managed to get the finest specialists to help Eddie recover. To say thank you to the hospital, Eddie got a group of people to together, people who then became the charity’s founders, to equip all the beds in the hospital with radio headsets.
As contributions kept rolling in they decided they needed a name, and discussed ideas around Eddie’s bed. One of them is believed to have said, “Well, there are nine of us around this bed, and it looks like the old so-and-so is going to get better, so why not call ourselves Ten-of-us?”
The aim of the charity is simple. They want to help treat, prevent, and find a cure for cancer, a disease that affects so many and touches nearly every family within the UK. They offer a wealth of support, advice and treatment, not just for cancer patients but also their loved ones.
Their world-class Mobile Support Units offer chemotherapy and lymphedema treatment on board, out in the community, saving patients thousands of miles in hospital visits. In 2018 they will also launch a third mobile unit, which will be the biggest of its kind.
Taking part in the Jolly Jumper Day brought all our teams together to fundraise for one very important cause. We have to say, we were very impressed by some of the incredible jumpers our team managed to find, but more than that, proud that we were able to raise vital funds for this much loved charity.
The money we raised could help keep experienced nurses on hand to provide those in need with someone to talk to, a friendly voice and a listening ear when they need it. Even on Christmas Day.