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Raising money by dressing down

| Published on October 23, 2018

This year our office’s chosen charities are:

Bournemouth: The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn.

Parkstone: Amelia’s Rainbow was set up in memory of Amelia-Grace who passed away from childhood cancer in 2010. The charity supports children in Dorset with terminal, life-limiting and serious chronic illness.

Poole: The Stroke Association, working to prevent stroke and support everyone touched by stroke, and Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, the world’s first bone marrow register to match donors with people in desperate need.

Swanage: The Link Visiting Scheme, a small befriending service operating in Swanage and East Purbeck, and Rotary Swanage, aiming to help others whilst enjoying each other’s company.

Wareham: Lexi May Trust, supporting children with terminal illness or life-limiting conditions, Steps for Stan, raising money for Stan who was born with semilobar holoprosencephaly, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, and Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading Alzheimer’s research charity.

Dorchester: Wessex Heartbeat, aiming to help achieve the very best care for people with heart conditions treated in Wessex Cardiac Centre.

Crewkerne: Cancer Research UK, pioneering research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, Mind, the mental health charity, Parkinson’s UK, driving better care, treatments and quality of life, and Shelter, campaigning to end homelessness and bad housing in England and Scotland.

We will also be fundraising for these organisations throughout the year with our monthly dress down days. Last year we raised £1,557 for our nominated charities.

 

Challenges for Charity

Lisa McKenzie from our Crewkerne office is taking part in a different challenge each month in 2018 to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Mind.

The past few months have seen her cycling 29 miles, running the Casterbridge Half Marathon, and spending the month of June baking an incredible number of sweet treats.

If you would like to support Lisa, please consider donating use the following link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LisaMcKenzie6

We will keep you updated on her progress. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more details.

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