GAMA Healthcare, the number 1 provider of disinfectant wipes to the NHS, has raised £39,393 for UK Sepsis Trust.
98 of GAMA Healthcare colleagues took part in Move 4 Sepsis, an initiative that saw £5 donated for each 1km of movement done. From running, cycling, swimming and walking colleagues joined forces to cover 7,000 kilometres and raise money for the important cause.
Although treatable in many cases, at least 48,000 deaths a year in the UK are related to sepsis. UK Sepsis Trust helps to save lives and improve the outcomes for survivors by instigating political change, educating healthcare professionals, raising public awareness and providing support for those affected by this devastating condition.
GAMA Healthcare colleagues approached Sepsis UK Trust with the Move 4 Sepsis idea and the initiative was set up to support this vital work with many colleagues choosing a range of movement to raise funds.
Ron Daniels, CEO of Sepsis UK Trust, said:
“The UK Sepsis Trust is absolutely delighted that GAMA Healthcare has chosen to partner and support the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST). The fundraising achievement has been truly awesome – to raise so much in such a short space of time reflects an amazing team effort. The money so generously raised will support the charity’s four objectives: raising public awareness; educating health professionals; supporting those affected by sepsis (and now also COVID-19) and lobbying government to pay due recognition to this condition. So sincere thanks to GAMA Healthcare for choosing UKST – partnerships like these can save thousands of lives.”
Dr. Guy Braverman, Managing Director & Co-Founder of GAMA Healthcare, said:
“UK Sepsis Trust is one of the most cherished charities we support. Sepsis can be a devastating infection, yet for many patients with early diagnosis, it is treatable. With the founders of the charity also doctors from the NHS, we saw a natural partnership to help in the fight against infection and our colleagues feel very passionate about raising money for this cause. It was great to see so many GAMA Healthcare colleagues put on their running shoes to help fundraise.”
Daniel Rootes, Operations Manager at GAMA Healthcare, said:
“I’m so proud of the team for raising an astounding amount of money for UK Sepsis Trust. I had personal experience with Sepsis with my sister being diagnosed shortly after giving birth to her first child. Luckily, it was caught early, and she made a good recovery, but it showed me that sepsis can be devastating to patients and their families, but it does not need to be as it can be treatable in many cases. UK Sepsis Trust is working hard to make changes and provide education, and it’s great that we’ve been able to help with this. I contributed by cycling, mostly off-road from our Watford office towards Halifax, making it as far as Leicester before bad weather forced me to turn back totalling 160km!”
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