We are delighted to announce that Treatt will be the main sponsor for the My WiSH World War One trail in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which is aiming to raise money for a new cardiac centre at West Suffolk Hospital.
The trail, which is set to be launched in July, will see 18 artistic pieces set up at various locations in the town and will run until Armistice Day, in November. The works will then be auctioned off with proceeds going towards My WiSH Charity’s Every Heart Matters Appeal which is targeted to raise £500,000 to complete a new cardiac unit at the West Suffolk Hospital.
The trail is to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One and is being supported by Our Bury St Edmunds, the business improvement organisation in the town, and is also backed by the Royal British Legion.
As well as supporting the trail, we will be working with My WiSH as our charity for the year. Daemmon Reeve, Treatt’s Group CEO said: “Supporting My WiSH Charity is important to us. We respect the work that the team has done at the hospital and most of the people here at Treatt, either through friends and family, may be beneficiaries of the hospital so it makes sense for us to be involved.”
Richard Hope, the company’s CFO, added: “Our staff live locally and we want people to be proud of Treatt and part of our role is to make the company an amazing place to work so it’s a complete win win situation for us supporting the charity.”
Meanwhile, Sue Smith, My WiSH fundraising manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have Treatt on board with us and I’m confident we can work together in a bid to reach our target of £500,000. They are a wonderful company who play a major role in the community with a local workforce and I’m looking forward to their involvement with our charity.”
The appeal is aiming to raise £500,000 to help fund building a brand new cardiac diagnostic unit at the hospital. The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite but the £500,000 My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre.
For more information about supporting the Every Heart Matters appeal visit www.mywishcharity.co.uk and if you would like to donate to the appeal you can do so by going to Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.
Image caption: From left to right, Amy Hatch, My WiSH fundraising officer; Richard Hope, CFO at Treatt; Sue Smith, fundraising manager for My WiSH, Daemmon Reeve, Group CEO at Treatt; Sally Daniels, appeal manager for My WiSH; Stephanie Hudson, assistant software developer at Treatt; Emma Valentine, corporate communications at Treatt; and Russell Cook, My WiSH support officer.