From Bring and Buy sales to Dotty Day dress-ups, raising money for our charity partner, Demelza Children’s Hospice, is a real team effort and everyone gets involved. Thanks to Axis’ staff’s fundraising and generosity throughout the year, in July Axis were able to present a £50,000 cheque that will pay for specialist care for twelve months.
As our fundraising continues, we are proud to say our total raised for Demelza is now approaching an incredible £450,000 during the eight years we’ve supported the charity, which has helped the hospice “add life to days, where days cannot be added to life”.
All the money we raise goes into Demelza’s Adopt a Nurse campaign, which sees a nurse being brought in full-time for one year to take care of the children and provide respite and support for their families. As well as visiting the children at the Hospice, the nurses also see their families at home to help with medication and physiotherapy as well as aid the parents in their time of need. It is important that we continue to fund the project as more families are in need of someone to help ease their everyday schedule.
The cakes we bake, the dotty outfits we wear, the races we run all make a difference in raising money for Demelza. With your continued support, we can look forward to achieving half a million pounds next year; which is an astounding amount of effort from everyone involved.
“I’m proud to work with such generous and committed people, who share Axis’ giving culture and feel personally motivated to organise, take part in and give generously to fund raising activities,” said John Hayes, Chief Exectutive.
Natalie Tegg, Head of Partnerships at Demelza stated:
“Axis has been outstanding in their support for Demelza over the years. All the staff have really got behind the charity and done all sorts of amazing things to raise money from running, to cutting their hair off, baking cakes, playing golf even dressing as a clown! They have raised an incredible £450K and we just want to say a huge thank you from everyone at Demelza.”