How we raise money for charity?
It’s simple, for every deal that goes live during May to April, 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.
We ask all of our Appointed Representatives to complete a nomination form. They have to choose a charity close to their heart, or one they feel passionate about and put it forward to the directors. Once all of the nominations forms are received the directors have an extremely tough decision to pick the three charities that AFS (UK) Ltd would be supporting. All of our Appointed Representatives and staff then have the opportunity to vote for each charity with each vote counting as a percentage of the total.
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!
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/
We are now proud fundraisers for SANDS (Stillborn and neonatal death charity), Alzheimer’s Society and British Heart foundation. A huge thank you to Wesleyan Bank for generously kickstarting our fundraising by donating £2,500. We also raised £450 from our Annual Golf day. Therefore, we already have £2950 in the pot.
SANDS (Stillborn and neonatal death charity) will receive 44% of the total amount raised
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. “We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives”.
Alzheimer’s Society will receive 31% of the total amount raised
“We are the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. We’ve committed to spending £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade. Every project we fund directly addresses the needs and concerns of people affected by dementia.”
British Heart Foundation will receive 25% of the total raised
“Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We raise money to research cures and treatments, so we can beat heartbreak forever.”
So far we have raised £6,430.90!