National Locums, the Milton Keynes-based recruitment consultancy, is embarking on a new – and very personal – charity fundraising campaign for 2015, following last year’s success in raising more than £7,000 for the Milton Keynes Hospital children’s unit.
The consultancy, which recruits locum doctors and nurses for the NHS and independent hospitals throughout the UK, has nominated Oxford Children’s Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, as its 2015 charity, part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme.
National Locums employs 46 staff at its Old Wolverton offices, and they will be consulted on a fundraising programme for the year. Suggestions to date include a two-day walk along the Jurassic Coast in Devon – echoing last year’s mass climb of Ben Nevis – a five mile run through the grounds of Blenheim Palace and a sponsored abseil.
The Oxford Children’s Hospital is one of only a handful of purpose-built, specialist centres for children in the UK. It is very close to the hearts of National Locums directors Jen and David Cook whose children Evan and Jessica have been treated at the hospital, as has Riley, son of directors Natalie and Glenn Cook.
Says David:“We were particularly commended by Just Giving last year for our fundraising campaign in aid of Leo’s Appeal at Milton Keynes Hospital.
“It was a natural step to nominate Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Fund for Children’ as this year’s beneficiary, particularly as they have been so brilliant in looking after our own children.”