Dorchester NFU Mutual support for Dorset County Hospital Charity’s New Appeal

NFU Mutual Agents and their staff at the Dorchester agency recently nominated Dorset County Hospital Charity to receive a donation of £6,443 from the NFU Mutual’s national £1.92million ‘Agency Giving Fund’.

This donation will support the new Emergency and Critical Care Appeal recently launched by the Charity.

The leading rural insurer has launched this fund, now in its fourth year, to help local frontline charities across the country. The Agency Giving Fund forms part of NFU Mutual’s £3.25m funding pledge for both local and national charities in 2023, to assist with recovery from the pandemic and to help tackle the impact of the rising cost of living.

To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most all NFU Mutual Agencies have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.

The new Emergency and Critical Care Appeal is funding major enhancements to the new Emergency Department and Critical Care Unit on which construction is soon to commence at Dorset County Hospital.

Matt Uren, Senior Partner at Dorchester NFU Mutual said,

“For the second year running, we’ve decided to use our Agency Giving Fund to support Dorset County Hospital. As a team, we all live locally and have seen the difference that the hospital has made to a great many of our customers, providing quality care on our doorstep. We also know that the hospital needs greater funding if it is to continue to deliver such great care. When we heard about the Charity’s new appeal we were delighted to have the opportunity to support such a worthwhile project.”

Simon Pearson, Head of Charity at Dorset County Hospital said,

“We thank Matt and his NFU colleagues for their continued support. The new Emergency and Critical Care Appeal will fund a number of significant enhancements to the new-build departments including visitor and staff overnight accommodation, a paediatric bed space and a patient garden. Support from our corporate supporters is particularly welcome at this early stage of the appeal as it helps us to increase awareness and share the importance of this major project with our local business community.”

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Photograph: Matt Uren and Peter Galloway with members of the Critical Care Team on the café terrace at Dorset County Hospital

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