We are delighted to announce that, through the fundraising efforts of our staff and the amazing support of Demelza, we have raised a phenomenal sum of over £21,500 for the children’s hospice charity.
About Demelza Charity
Demelza are a hospice charity that provide care for over 500 babies, children and young people that have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. The charity also offers a huge amount of support to the children’s parents, siblings and extended family. At present, Demelza is only able to support 20% of the children and families that they identify as in need. They aim to double this by 2021, and we are so pleased that the funds we have raised will help them to achieve this target.
Fundraising for Demelza
We began our partnership with Demelza at the beginning of 2017. In May, some of our employees took part in the ‘Demelza 101’ triathlon challenge raising over £9000. Due to the success of the success of this, we decided to organise a cycling challenge in September 2017.
A group of our colleagues cycled from London to Brighton. Then a brave 17 carried on this cycle all the way to our headquarters in Paris! An impressive 300km!
The team did an amazing job, receiving incredible support from friends, family and colleagues. With this support, they managed to raise an extraordinary sum of over £12,000!
The Demelza Business Awards
We were kindly invited to the annual Demelza Business Awards on 2nd November. This evening celebrates the contributions and support of their corporate charity partners.
Our fundraising efforts were acknowledged with our nomination as ‘Fundraising Team of the Year’. We are thrilled to announced that we won! It was an honour to have won this award and a credit to all our hardworking staff, who gave their time and efforts throughout the year.
We would like to congratulate the other organisations and individuals whose incredible work was honoured at the awards. Everyone involved with this incredible charity are proud to be #TeamDemelza.