Trivallis is looking for a charity to support for the next two years.
The organisation is looking to work in partnership with a charity that has a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities where its homes are based.
Consultation with staff was carried out and it was identified that the charity they would like to work with is one that supports cancer.
Jennifer Cooper, Service Improvement Programme Manager at Trivallis, said: “I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was 19 after suffering from a number of different symptoms including sickness, persistent cough, tiredness, weight loss and a rash.
“Throughout my experience of being diagnosed, treated and living beyond cancer, cancer charities have always been there to provide support. My hospital had a specialised nurse who dealt with cancer patients who had the time to tell me what my treatment was going to be like, and reassure my family on what to expect. I was given financial assistance for bills I was unable to pay and, even now, I still find cancer charity websites a hugely valuable source of information.
“My family and I could never have anticipated that I would be diagnosed with such a serious disease like cancer, I don’t know how I would have gotten through without the additional support of cancer charities. Charities all depend so much on fundraising and without it these vital support services simply couldn’t continue. I think that we can make such a difference at Trivallis to help support what I see as such critical services.”
Trivallis is now asking its tenants and residents to vote for which charity they would like to see supported.
Lynsey Holley- Matthews, Responsible Business Manager at Trivallis, said: “Trivallis has a fantastic reputation in the workplace for supporting great causes and charities such as Children in Need, Comic Relief and Ty Hafan. We raised over £3,000 in 2016.
“Outside work, many of my colleagues are involved in fundraising and charitable activities. We are looking to channel this great support ethic and work in partnership with a locally based charity or a larger charity that operates and benefits people in Rhondda Cynon Taff and is relevant to our business and the people it serves. This is why we want our tenants to have the final say on who it will be.”
The shortlisted charities are Rowan Tree Cancer Care, Velindre Cancer Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support and Tenovus Cancer Care.
Those wishing to vote can do so by visiting www.trivallis.co.uk and choosing their charity on the poll.
There is a text option available where tenants can message Trivallis with their preferred option by texting CHARITY, followed by A for Rowan Tree Cancer Care, B for Velindre Cancer Centre, C for Macmillan Cancer Support or D for Tenovus Cancer Care to 07827895936. Texts will cost the same as a standard text message from your mobile phone provider.
Voting will close on the 31st of March.
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