Hi, I’m Kat Logut, a Senior Account Executive at iNHouse, and I’m delighted to have won the inaugural charity giveaway hosted by the company last month. I’m raising money for a new Cancer Centre in support of my mum, Katrina, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. What’s even more pleasing is that this donation helped push the total above the £10 million charity target needed in order to get the new cancer centre built.

After a challenging year for us all – iNHouse team members were given the opportunity to win funding from the business to support a registered charity of their choice. Members of the iNHouse team went head-to-head to virtually pitch for the prize money and their performances were anonymously scored by colleagues.

The competition was fierce, with around half of the team coming forward to pitch. We heard from some brilliant causes and worthy winners, but I’m pleased to be crowned the winner. After finding out that my mum had been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer in January, I decided to pitch for a charity that my mum worked with for many years herself, The Forever Friends Appeal. The Forever Friends are raising money for a new cancer centre in my home city of Bath. Prior to her diagnosis, my mum was part of the team pushing to get the centre built, which made this cause even more special to me and the whole of the iNHouse team.

“I’m hoping my skydive will raise money for the new cancer centre in Bath and invest in extra-special equipment, facilities and additional staff and patient services that will make a world of difference to everyone at the hospital.”

The Forever Friends Appeal is the official NHS charity of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. They fund projects that make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients cared for by the RUH Bath each year, as well as the friends and family who visit them.

I’ve also been raising money separately for The Forever Friends Appeal and will be crazy enough to try my hand at skydiving on July 4th. If anybody is willing to sponsor me, please do sign up here https://bit.ly/3cQHxSZ

Thank you all so much in advance.

Pandemic or no pandemic, NHS staff have always been there to guide, support and care for the patients and their families who come through the doors, no matter how tough the challenge is. I’m hoping my skydive will raise money for the new cancer centre in Bath and invest in extra-special equipment, facilities and additional staff and patient services that will make a world of difference to everyone at the hospital.

You can keep an eye out for this story on our social channels to follow my journey and skydive.

Kat Logut is Senior Account Executive at iNHouse Communications