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The Only Way is Wessex
Leading insurance specialists Alan & Thomas have revealed that they have nominated the Wessex Cancer Trust as their official charity for 2012.
Following on from a chance meeting at a local networking event between A&T HR Director Susan Reeves and Wessex Cancer Trust's Area Manager for Dorset Karen Rhys, the Poole and Gillingham based insurance broker's fifty staff will be putting their all in to raise vital funds for the charity that supports cancer patients across the Wessex region.
Speaking of the tie-up, Susan commented, "Meeting Karen and hearing all about the amazing work of the WCT inspired me to see how Alan & Thomas could get involved. Each year, we nominate a local charity to support and staff really get behind all our fundraising initiatives so I am confident they will give 100% effort to helping Karen and her team."
As well as attending the various events that the WCT organise throughout the year including quiz nights, gala balls and their annual Strictly Come Dancing competition, Alan & Thomas have set up a charity committee to organise internal fundraising activities such as dress down days, bake sales and sporting challenges. They will also be adding to the coffers by collecting used toner cartridges, milk container tops and used stamps – all of which translate into extra funds for the Trust.
Karen is pleased to have such an enthusiastic team of fundraisers as Alan & Thomas on board and remarked how willing they were following on from a presentation she gave to all staff members to introduce the charity. "They were all really keen to get involved and are looking forward to putting the fun into fundraising! We're now entering our thirty first year and are keen to add to the £21 million already raised to improve cancer care across our region. As we're totally independent and have no government funding, help from local businesses like Alan & Thomas is fantastic and we're truly grateful."
Pictured: Karen Rhys of Wessex Cancer Trust sitting centre with A&T HR Director Susan Reeves sitting left with members of the Alan & Thomas Charity Committee (L-R: Simone Baron, Cindy Slade, Karina Nethersole and Nela Cooper)