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Frome Medical Practice (FMP) has chosen local charity We Hear You (WHY) as its charity partner for 2020, with many activities planned throughout the year to raise funds for WHY’s free professional counselling service for people affected by cancer and life threatening conditions.

We Hear You was chosen following a poll of staff at Frome Medical 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 is organising events throughout the year, including staff quizzes, a WHY coffee morning and a sponsored litter pick, as well as a planned team challenge event later in the year:

“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 Gemma Wilkes says “Thanks so much to everyone at Frome Medical Practice for choosing WHY as the 2020 charity partner – we’re looking forward to working with you and we hope you have a great time getting involved too. We see 115 children and adults affected by cancer and life threatening conditions every single week at a cost of more than £5,000 and we receive no central government funding, so community fundraising is incredibly important to us. This year also represents a fantastic opportunity 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.”

We Hear You are the chosen charity at Frome Medical Practice until December 2020. For information about FMP’s fundraising for WHY, see https://www.fromemedicalpractice.co.uk/frome-medical-practice-charity-of-year

To find out more about WHY’s free professional counselling service for anyone affected by a life threatening condition, please see wehearyou.org.uk or call 01373 455255

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