Equiom Guernsey is delighted to have raised £11,000 in aid of the University of Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology at its inaugural charity lunch at La Fregate Hotel in Guernsey. With more than 55 ladies in attendance, the event follows on from an annual series of charity lunches held in the Isle of Man and Jersey for Manx Breast Cancer Support Group and Cancer Research UK over the past five years.
The lunch was hosted by Equiom’s Global CEO, Sheila Dean, compered by Global Head of Corporate Communications, Matt Tabb and featured a luxury draw and a raffle for 30 prizes donated by local companies, including two return air tickets to Southampton, courtesy of Aurigny. Guests also enjoyed presentations from Professor Diana Eccles, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dr Sean Lim (Associate Professor) from Southampton University. The money raised will be used to help fund top-of-the-range equipment to facilitate new ground-breaking research into cancer immunology at the University of Southampton, the hospital central to the treatment of Channel Islands patients.
Caroline Prow, Managing Director at Equiom Guernsey commented:
‘I am thrilled with such an excellent result. As our first event of this kind in Guernsey, we are very grateful for the generosity of those who attended and our sponsors. Without this support, we would not have been able to achieve such a significant figure, which I hope will go a long way towards the fight against cancer. As a global business with local roots, we believe in supporting the local community and helping those in need. With the backing of a global firm, we are able to facilitate such support and I am grateful to be a part of this worthwhile effort. We hope to make this an annual event going forward.’