Dimplex has been supporting local hospices Naomi House & Jacksplace with charity fundraising initiatives for more than a decade and has pledged to continue in the years ahead.
Since 1997 the hospices have supported more than 800 children and young adults with life limited conditions offering respite care, emergency care, end of life and bereavement care. The hospices require £11,000 per day to operate, yet receive less than 10 per cent of that through government funding, so are heavily reliant on fundraising activities.
Over the past 10 years staff at Dimplex have supported the charity through a range of activities - from raffles and lottery ticket sales, to Christmas shops in the office. But by far the most successful is the regular collection of bags of unwanted clothes and gifts that can be sold through Naomi House retail shops. Dimplex staff donate around 60 bags every month with each worth on average £30 to the charity.
Employee Dawn Smith, who runs the charity initiatives for Naomi House at Dimplex said: “There is a tremendous amount of support and it is something that is so easy for everyone to take part in. It is a great way of raising money needed to run the hospice.”
Area fundraiser for the hospices, Sarah Hudson, said: “We support children and young adults from seven counties in central Southern England and appreciate the wonderful support given to us by companies, community groups and Individuals, without whom we would not be able to offer the services we provide both here at the hospices and in the community too.”
Dawn added: “Supporting Naomi House and Jacksplace has never been more important. The fundraising initiatives we have in place are easy for everyone to support. We will continue to dedicate effort at Dimplex and our hope is that other local companies consider doing the same.”
For more information on supporting visit www.naomihouse.org.uk