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Excalibur CEO James Phipps presents a cheque for £25,000 to Forever Friends Appeal chairman John Cullum

Excalibur swings into action with £25,000 donation for teenage cancer ward

Business mobile and IT providers Excalibur Communications have kicked off a £50,000 fundraising drive for a new £23 million cancer centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath with a donation of £25,000.

CEO James Phipps, along with Adrian Wheeler and Karen Thornley, visited the RUH last week to present a cheque to the chairman of The Forever Friends Appeal, John Cullum, who was joined by staff from the RUH oncology department and children’s ward.

Staff from the Swindon firm will be holding fundraising events throughout the year to match the donation, and their fundraising will go towards the teenage cancer area of the new cancer centre building.

“The Forever Friends Appeal was something we very much wanted to get involved with,” said James.

“The new cancer centre will benefit so many people all over the South West, and the teenage area was an ideal project for Excalibur as they’ll be using lots of the technology we provide.

“Currently some of the teenagers are cared for in the children’s ward and they really need their own area specifically tailored to them so they don’t feel isolated, especially given the treatment they’ll be going through.

“We’re very committed to our challenge and are looking forward to achieving our goal.”