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The Poole-based access security manufacturer TDSi has chosen the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospices charity Julia’s House (registered charity number 1067125) as the main beneficiary of its 2015 fundraising.
TDSi Managing Director John Davies said: “As a Dorset-based company we have strong ties to the local community and organisations, so we like to contribute as much as possible. Julia’s House is a very popular choice with the TDSi team, a charity which helps life-limited children and their families across the area by offering invaluable support and respite sessions.”
The TDSi team will be organising fundraisers in the coming months, with John running in the local 26.2 mile Bournemouth Marathon later this year to raise money for the charity. Recently members of TDSi team visited the charity’s hospice in Corfe Mullen, Dorset and a reciprocal visit was made by staff from the hospice to show the rest of the team at TDSi’s head office in Poole where the funds go, and how it helps the people involved.
Sophie Wilkins, Marketing Assistant at TDSi, is pictured visiting the hospice. She said: “It was a great insight into the wonderful work that Julia’s House does and how it makes a huge impact on the children and their families that desperately need the charity’s help. We had a tour of the facilities and met the staff that help people on a daily basis, sometimes under very challenging circumstances.
“The whole company is looking forward to starting the fundraising campaign, and we have some interesting ideas in the pipeline already – including another charity ‘Bake-off’ competition, which proved so popular last year! We have also had proposals of quiz events and other social and fun activities that make the fundraising equally enjoyable for the team.”
The company are no strangers to embracing charity fundraising activities. Previous initiatives have ranged from the fun ‘Wear it. Beat It’ red-themed day on behalf of the British Heart Foundation, to the ‘Drench the Directors’ and ‘Bake-off’ competitions in aid of the Boo charity, through to the Tough Mudder physical assault course in aid of Help for Heroes.