Fundraising for local charities is extremely important to Lyons Davidson. At the end of each year, each office selects a charity to raise funds for over the course of the year ahead. As well as raising money and being great fun, the events call upon the generosity, ingenuity and dedication of everyone who works for us.
Bristol: Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan provides specialist healthcare, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. The charity is also involved in the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
Cardiff: All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary in South East Wales has been operating since 1992. It rehabilitates and rehomes injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals.
Edinburgh: The Teapot Trust
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. We know that these conditions can cause anxiety, anger or upset for children and families. Art therapy provides a way of expressing and dealing with feelings, helping children to feel more in control and to cope with their condition.
Leeds: Yorkshire Air Ambulance
To save lives throughout Yorkshire, the Air Ambulance relies on donations and needs to raise £12,000 a day to keep both ambulances flying.
New Malden: Alzheimer’s Society
The Alzheimer’s Society is a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers. The charity helps people with all types of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s disease.
The mental health charity Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems. It also raises awareness of mental health issues and lobbies government and local authorities on behalf of people with mental health problems.
Solihull: Marie Curie
Marie Curie provides care and support for people with terminal illnesses and their families around the UK.
Bristol: Children’s Hospice South West
Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across the South West. The care they offer is wide ranging; respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care. They also operate three hospices in the region. Last year, the Bristol offices raised £7,534.51 for the charity.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to children all over Wales who have cerebral palsy. Last year, the Cardiff office raised £355 for Bobath.
All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary in South East Wales has been operating since 1992. It rehabilitates and rehomes injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals. Last year, the Cardiff office raised £355 for All Creatures Great and Small.
SiMBA provide memory boxes to bereaved parents to help gather together their memories. They also also provide support to parents who have lost children. Last year, the Edinburgh office raised £306.02 for SiMBA.
Leeds: Simon on the Streets
Simon on the Streets is an independent Yorkshire-based homeless charity that works with those who have unmet complex needs and cannot or will not access mainstream services. The total raised for the charity last year was £4,462.02.
New Malden: Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is almost entirely funded by the public. The organisation raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers. Last year, the New Malden office raised £1946.38 for Cancer Research.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution saves lives at sea around the coasts of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It is funded entirely by charitable donations. Last year, the Plymouth office raised £850 for the RNLI.
Porchlight is a Kent charity that helps homeless people and those who are struggling to cope with the pressures in their lives, and need the charity’s support to keep their lives on track. Last year, the Whitstable office raised £108 for Porchlight.