A whopping £10,701 raised for charity. We could not have reached this astounding amount without the help of all our network of Appointed Representatives. A massive thank you to everyone involved!
How did we raise money for charity?
It’s simple, for every deal that went live during May 2018 to April 2019, we put one pound into the charity pot. We wanted to be able to use our growth and success as a business to benefit those who truly needed the funds and with the help of all our Appointed Representatives we raised an enormous amount of money, making this a charity success.
Prostate Cancer UK – £7,036
The idea of supporting prostate Cancer UK was submitted by our franchisee Susan Cooper. Many men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier in their lives than ever before. 1/8 men will now be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, with ethnicity and family history also being pivotal in diagnoses. Unfortunately, localised prostate cancer shows very few symptoms. Therefore, it is important that we understand the risks and increase awareness wherever possible.
For more information visit: https://prostatecanceruk.org/
MND Association – £2,140
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Motor Neurone Disease. However, thanks to charities such as the MND Association, those inflicted are able to manage their symptoms and live the best quality of life possible.
The proposal for supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association was submitted by one of our sales directors, Lee Simms. Lee has had first-hand experience with the devastating effects of MND, with the disease affecting one of his close family members.
For more information visit: https://www.mndassociation.org/
Doncaster Deaf Trust – £1,498
The Proposal for supporting the Doncaster Deaf Trust came from our franchisees Chris Mangle, David Catling and Martin Taylor. This amazing local charity supports hundreds of pupils with auditory impairments across the country. Its primary purpose has been the same since its launch in 1829: Provide specialist intervention at the earliest possible opportunity and equip young people with the skills needed to thrive in employment.
Despite being the smallest charity on our roster, the effect the DDT have on deaf communities is profound. From ages 3 months – 18 years, children are offered the opportunity to attend a specialist school funded by the trust, use their sensory gardens and gain crucial advice on surviving with an auditory impairment.
For more information visit: https://www.deaf-trust.co.uk/
More updates will follow as we donate our charity success stories to Prostate Cancer, MNDA and Doncaster Deaf Trust and we will continue to support charities across 2019/2020, so please make sure you keep up-to-date on all of our social media posts.