Higos supports Yeovil District HospitalTuesday 25th September 2018
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Higos Insurance Services is delighted to support the Cancer Services Team and Douglas Macmillan Oncology Unit at Yeovil District Hospital.
The Oncology Unit is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of patients with suspected or confirmed cancer. Based in a purpose-built centre the unit delivers treatment for patients through surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as palliative care services. The professional staff not only provide treatment, but information, support and financial advice to all patients.
The Douglas Macmillan Oncology Unit was brought to the attention of the Higos Community Fund by Charlotte Eggleton, a Commercial Underwriter who works in the Higos Somerton office. Charlotte was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 1st November 2017 and has relied on the Oncology Unit for treatment and support.
The Higos Community Fund has donated £1,000 to the Douglas Macmillan Oncology Unit. Charlotte visited the centre along with Felicity Franks, Emily Wright and Matthew Jones, also from Higos Insurance Services, to meet with some of the team and present them with a cheque.
Sarah Cherry, Community Fundraiser for Yeovil Hosptial Charity said, “We are so grateful to Higos and Charlotte, for this very kind donation of £1,000 to our Oncology Unit. The team will be using this donation to go towards replacing their treatment chairs within the Oncology Unit. This would not be possible without supporters such as yourselves, which enable Yeovil Hospital Charity to make a difference for their patients”.
Charlotte Eggleton, Higos Insurance Underwriter commented “The Macmillan Unit have been central to my cancer journey. The treatment and support that the team have provided to me throughout has been amazing.”
Felicity Franks of the Higos Community Fund added “We are so pleased to be able to help such a fantastic cause, it’s been wonderful to meet the team and learn about the work they do. We hope this donation helps many more individuals throughout their journey with cancer.”
If you would like further information about the Cancer Services Team and Douglas Macmillan Oncology Unit at Yeovil District Hospital please visit https://www.yeovilhospital.co.uk/services/cancer/
If you would like further information about the Higos Community Fund please visit https://www.higos.co.uk/corporate-social-responsibility
Charlotte Eggleton (right), along with members of the Higos Community Fund, presents a cheque to the Cancer Services Team and Douglas Macmillan Oncology Unit at Yeovil District Hospital.