Dr Gail Lese, Founder and Chairman of mee healthcare, said:
“Following the strong demand for mee services and products at our first five centres in Leeds, Ely, Cheltenham, Kings Lynn and Gravesend, I’m delighted we’re continuing to develop our relationship with Sainsbury’s and bringing mee healthcare services to Northampton. Our centres are designed to provide our customers with access to essential healthcare services at accessible prices and in convenient locations, with extended opening hours.”
“mee healthcare provides state-of-the-
Dr Lese further commented:
“In addition, mee healthcare is committed to serving the people and the communities in which it operates. We are proud to confirm today, as we have done with other openings, that mee Healthcare will be donating ten per cent of the first week’s trading turnover to two local charities.”
mee healthcare will be making donations to the Cancer Research UK (Northamptonshire Branch) www.cancerresearchuk.org and to The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust www.iddt.org
Anita Stevenson, Branch Manager, Cancer Research UK commented:
“We are so grateful for receiving this kind donation. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity conducting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of over 200 types of cancer. 1 in 3 people will be affected by cancer in their life time, Cancer Research UK seeks to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We do not receive any government funding and so rely heavily on donations from the business community and the public; therefore this business donation will really help our very worthy cause.”
Jenny Hirst, Co-Chair of the Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust said:
“We welcome mee Healthcare to Northampton, and are very grateful to them for supporting our charity. It will enable us to continue our work of offering help, support and information to people with diabetes and their families and to run our popular confidential helpline.”
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Notes to Editors:
About mee Healthcare
mee healthcare has been developed to revolutionise the delivery of healthcare in the UK, accommodating changing lifestyles with all-in-one centres at convenient, high footfall locations with extended business hours. mee will simplify access to basic health care needs and improve outcomes through earlier detection and more timely referrals to GPs.
The first five mee healthcare centres were successfully launched earlier this year, in partnership with Sainsbury’s Leeds, Ely, Cheltenham, Kings Lynn and Gravesend. Due to the strong customer demand for mee healthcare services and products, the company will continue to increase its national footprint with a further opening in Bristol (Castle Court) in the coming weeks, taking the total number of mee Healthcare centres launched throughout the United Kingdom this year to seven.
mee healthcare is committed to the provision of high-quality care and has already served over 2,000 patients.
For additional information on Mee Healthcare please visit www.meehealthcare.com
About The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust
The organisation, formed in 1994, offers support to people living with diabetes plus their family members, carers, partners and parents. As a charity, IDDT has a Board of Trustees, all of whom either have diabetes or have family members with diabetes. The Trust raises awareness of important issues for people with diabetes and provides information in non-medical language. It is run entirely by voluntary donations and does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry in order to remain uninfluenced and independent.
About Cancer Research UK (Northamptonshire Branch)
Cancer Research UK funds over half of the UK’s cancer research, including the life-saving work of over 4000 scientists, doctors and nurses fighting cancer on all fronts. Every day, their researchers make cutting-edge discoveries in their labs, and doctors and nurses pioneer new treatments with patients in hospitals. In addition, every year they help millions of people get the information they need to understand the disease. Cancer Research UK provides life-changing information to anyone affected by cancer, and they run awareness initiatives so that cancer can be detected early and help people reduce their risk of the disease.
About Allele Fund
mee healthcare is a portfolio company of the Allele Fund.
Launched by Dr. Gail Lese and Cherie Blair in 2008, Allele Fund is an investment fund which aims to deliver superior returns to investors through direct investment in companies where they have identified significant unmet needs. Allele Fund focuses on businesses with industry leadership potential in sectors where the management team has a distinct and unique competitive advantage to deliver strong returns to investors.
Allele Fund has a leading management team headed by Dr. Gail Bronwyn Lese, M.D., M.B.A. Dr Lese is a medical doctor with a strong healthcare and fund management background, having led $100 million Fidelity mutual fund to exceptional returns for investors.
For additional information Allele Funds please go to www.allelefund.com