Kettering General Hospital’s cancer care unit is to receive a £10,000 donation from beauty company Avon after staff at its Corby site voted it a cause close to their hearts.
Avon UK is making the donation to the hospital’s Centenary Wing as part of its Associates’ Choice programme.
Emma Salt, Avon UK’s head of charity partnerships, said: “The Associates’ Choice programme is a new scheme giving employees the chance to nominate their favourite charities. A vote is then held between the top three choices to select the winner.
“We are very pleased to present the Centenary Wing at Kettering General Hospital with £10,000 after it received the most votes at our Corby site. We are so proud to be able to make this donation and support the amazing work that they do.”
Kettering General Hospital’s Centenary Wing manager, Helen Bennett, said: “This is a fantastic donation that will benefit a large number of local people who are treated at KGH for cancer.
“We plan to use the donation to buy a machine that will help us to improve the experience of people who need to have a line fitted for the delivery of chemotherapy treatments.
“When a line of this type is used it is very important to place the tip of the line close to the entrance to the heart and previously this was checked by x-ray. The new piece of equipment we are purchasing, called the Sherlock, will allow the nurse to monitor this at the time of the procedure and remove the requirement for an additional x-ray.
“This should be a better experience for patients enabling us to treat them more quickly and comfortably using very accurate and reliable modern technology.”
The hospital’s fundraising officer, Christina Kelly, said: “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the associates who nominated us and to everyone at Avon for their support. We are truly grateful.”