MyCSP Staff and Community Fund donate £1,100 to Royal Liverpool University Hospital

4 Dec 2015

Staff from the Liverpool head office of pensions services provider MyCSP, have donated £1,100, raised partly through the MyCSP Community Fund, to the Renal Transplant Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The money is a thank you to staff at the hospital following a kidney transplant for Lauren O’Neill, 22, who is the daughter of MyCSP staff member John O’Neill.

Back in November 2013, Lauren was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid Syndrome, or ‘Sticky Blood Syndrome’, which causes her blood to clot inside the arteries leading to strokes. On Christmas Day 2013 she was admitted to hospital after suffering a series of mini-strokes.

A year later it was decided that a kidney transplant was the only option to stop Lauren having to start a major dialysis regime. In February 2015, a donor was found and a five-hour transplant operation at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital took place.

£500 was donated by the MyCSP Community Fund and a further £600 was raised by the organisation’s staff.

MyCSP launched the MyCSP Community Fund to distribute 1% of its profits to charitable causes selected by its employee partners. The Fund allows employee partners to directly participate in where the money is distributed and can include the likes of direct funding to charities, support with their own charitable work or to provide financial support for their own personal development.

Nicky Hurst, chief executive said: “It is important for the morale of the staff that we give back to the local community in any way that we can, and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital is an extremely worthy cause. They have provided excellent medical care for many, and John, Lauren and everyone at MyCSP simply wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you. The establishment of the MyCSP Community Fund has helped us to contribute towards this charity.”

Abdul Hammad, clinical director at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital said: “I would like to thank Lauren and all at MyCSP for supporting our work.

We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation and the support we receive from the local community is hugely appreciated.”

MyCSP, which is the Government’s first mutual joint venture company, provides pensions services for many of the country’s best known public sector organisations, and employs over 500 staff across the UK.

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