07:14 Tuesday 24 June 2014

Ely firm the latest to sign up for Addenbrooke's Hospital charitable network at 'Gold' level

Written byADAM LUKE

Neaves Neat Employment Services in Ely is the tenth local business to form a Gold level corporate partnership with ACT Neaves Neat Employment Services in Ely is the tenth local business to form a Gold level corporate partnership with ACT

The tenth business has joined a charitable corporate network at ‘Gold’ level in support of a Cambridge hospital.

Neaves & Neat Employment Services in Ely is the latest company to join Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s (ACT) Business in Action for Addenbrooke’s scheme, which launched last year in partnership with the News.

The network is designed to be an easy and mutually rewarding way for businesses large and small to meet their corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives.

Companies can join as either a Gold or Silver member for an annual donation of £1,000 or £250 respectively, and then receive a range of business and staff benefits, including invitations to exclusive networking events, staff development through the corporate ambassador programme, reduced event tickets, marketing opportunities, and a discounted recruitment package with the News.

Jessica Harvey-Bowman, who represents Neaves & Neat as a corporate ambassador for ACT, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have joined other local businesses by becoming gold members of ACT’s Business in Action network.

“Many of us have personal experiences of the outstanding care and services provided by Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie and we are extremely proud to support them. We encourage other local businesses to join us and other members in raising awareness and vital funds for our local hospitals.”

Meanwhile, founding members Domino Printing Sciences, ARM and Strutt & Parker have now renewed their membership for another year.

Simon Humphrey, of ARM, said: “ARM is proud to be associated with ACT and the great work they carry out across Cambridgeshire.

“Our continued support for ACT through membership of Business in Action reflects our long-term commitment to our local community and to those causes that matter most to the community and our employees.”

Michelle Gray, head of community fundraising at ACT, added: “With ever-increasing pressures on NHS funding it is vital that we work with the local business sector in a mutually beneficial way that enables companies to meet their CSR objectives and also helps to raise funds for cutting-edge technology, additional specialist staff, environmental enhancements and patient comforts that make all the difference.

“ACT also provides funding for early stage research projects which have the potential to be of international importance. As a result, we have many ways in which to work with companies and we are keen to talk to any businesses, large or small, who might be interested in hearing more about the opportunities on offer.”

For information on signing up or working with ACT, call (01223) 349805 or email communityfundraising@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

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