The University of Manchester and Roc Technologies enhances garden facilities at Ronald McDonald House facilitated by Fusion Community

On the 28th February 2019, The University of Manchester and Roc Technologies will ‘kick-start’ their partnership by participating in a charity day. This event will see the organisations working together to deliver a sustainable solution for an important cause. The chosen charity is Ronald McDonald House Charities (UK).

The Charity enables parents to stay as close as possible to the children’s ward, whilst providing everything a family could need to make themselves feel at home.  Ronald McDonald Houses have already provided free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to over 50,000 families, enabling children to have their relatives close by whilst undergoing treatment.

The team of volunteers, from both Roc Technologies and The University of Manchester, will get together on Thursday 28th February to further enhance the garden facilities for the residents; with an aim to provide them with a feeling of normality away from the hospital wards, as well as a place to visit during their stay.

This is only the first step in a strategic partnership between Roc Technologies and The University of Manchester, who together will transform the University’s network infrastructure to support the future ambitions to be a fully Digital University. This event will support a fantastic charity as well as help to integrate the team all under the guidance of ex-military mentors from Fusion Community Initiatives.

Tyrrell Basson, Head of Technology and Infrastructure at the University commented “This event has been planned in support of a fantastic charity who make a huge difference to families every day. The team are very excited about working together to build an outdoor space which will truly benefit its visitors.”

Tim Bretman, Head of Project Practice at Roc Technologies commented “Roc Technologies is committed to giving back to the local communities that we work in. We’re delighted that The University of Manchester shares our values and believe that this event will be a great way to both integrate our teams, whilst also giving something back to an organisation that supports families on a day to day basis.”

Mike Fairley, House Manager at the Ronald McDonald House Manchester commented “We’re grateful to The University of Manchester and Roc Technologies for picking us as their chosen charity. We’re sure the outdoor space will bring great joy to our patients over the years.”

James O’Malley, CEO, Fusion Community Initiatives commented: “Each project that we run, just like this one, centres round the ethos of enhancing lives within local communities. These community initiatives don’t just change the lives of the children and families, but they leave a lasting impact for everyone involved in the project, as well as a legacy within the local community.”

Find out more about the charity here: https://www.rmhc.org.uk/

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