Supporting We Hear You As Our Charity Of The Year

We have once again chosen local charity We Hear You (WHY) as our Charity of the Year, after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented most of our planned fundraising activities for WHY from taking place. 

We Hear You was chosen following a poll of staff at the Practice, with a shortlist of three organisations going to a final vote at the end of 2019. Clinical administrator and the practice’s charity champion Kevin Sivell, who was set to organise a busy calendar of fundraising events before the pandemic struck, says:

“We are really excited to be working with WHY. The charity is close to the hearts of many of the practice staff. WHY supports so many people in our community and of course aligns well with the work we do as a practice. We are looking forward to seeing what we can achieve through working together over the next year.”

Fundraising Manager at WHY, Gemma Wilkes,  said  “We were delighted to be chosen as FMP’s charity of the year at the start of 2020. Of course, 2020 turned out to be an unexpected year in many ways, especially for our hardworking colleagues in primary health care. We’re so pleased the practice has offered to extend the scheme and support WHY and we look forward to working with them, both from a fundraising point of view and also to forge stronger links with the clinical team at FMP and ensure that we’re working closely and effectively together to provide the best care to the people who need us both.”

You can keep up to date with our fundraising activities for WHY here. 

To find out more about the free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a life threatening condition and other services provided by WHY or to find out how you can support them by fundraising please visit their website here or call 01373 455255.

Published: Jun 18, 2021