Trent & Dove Housing Raise £20k for Charities
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Since 2003, kind hearted employees and partners of Trent & Dove Housing have raised almost £20k for a variety of charities. Colleagues have partaken in monthly dress down days, charity quiz nights and internal events such as a Royal Tea Party for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. At Christmas colleagues were also invited to bake their socks off to be crowned the “Mary Berry” of Trent & Dove.
Over the years, they have supported more than 15 charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Canine Partners, Help for Heroes and many more. Employees also took part in bake sales and dress downs for national charity days such as: Children in Need, Wear it Pink and Jeans for Genes.
Each year, Trent & Dove choose one or two nominated charities in which to donate the money to and last year, they raised a total of £1,170 for Shine Bright Foundation and UNICEF UK. The charities both received £585.00 each.
In addition to raising vital funds for the charities employees regularly “Donate a Day” where they actively swap a day at the office for volunteering in the local community. Colleagues get their hands dirty by gardening, tidying communal areas and general maintenance for community projects such as The Kingfisher Project, to name just a few.
Ursula Bennion, Chief Executive of Trent & Dove Housing said “To raise such vital funds for all of our nominated charities represents a fantastic effort from everyone involved.
“Our colleagues not only show how committed they are in transforming the homes, lives and neighbourhoods of our customers, they also show that they are willing to go that extra mile to support other organisations that are making a difference too.”
The chosen charity for 2019 is the Burton MS Society, a charity that is close to one of their employee’s hearts, who recently received the devastating news that their husband had developed the condition.
In 2019 the Burton on Trent MS Group are celebrating their 50th Anniversary and have said that they are honoured to have been chosen as one of Trent & Dove’s charities for the year.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. Being diagnosed with MS is overwhelming, frightening and distressing. People that have previously gone about their normal lives, working hard and enjoying life suddenly become disabled and are no longer capable of doing sometimes simple, everyday tasks. The Burton on Trent MS Group supports anyone who is directly affected by MS and lives in Burton and the surrounding area.
If you would like to find out more about the charity or make a donation please call 07769114912 or visit www.mssociety.org.uk/care-and-support/local-support/local-groups/burton-on-trent-group