15th September 2017
Property specialist SDL Group has rounded off a spectacular summer of fundraising, donating a total of £13,034.75 to children’s hospice, Donna Louise.
While others relaxed during the warmer months, participants from the Chilwell based business took part in activities ranging from the gruelling challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon, to throwing pies at their bosses – all in the name of raising funds for the children’s charity.
Rob Clifford, a director at SDL Group said:
“We’re thrilled to have generated over £13,000 for our chosen charity this summer. It’s important to us, as a business, to use our resources in ways that benefit those less fortunate than ourselves.
“Throughout it all we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive attitude of our staff who participated in any way they could, from bake sales to fancy dress days, there was something for everyone.
“So many were also willing to face their fears by participating in adrenaline-fuelled activities such as skydiving and launching themselves across a one of the fastest zip wires in the world.”
Another courageous activity included Samantha Houson, case manager at SDL’s Chilwell office, using the opportunity to tick a wish off her personal bucket list, by diving to 10ft with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Chester.
Rob [Clifford] continued:
“Organising this charity initiative has been great fun for our team. As well as bringing colleagues closer together, we couldn’t be prouder of the final amount raised for such a deserving charity. After such a great result, we’re sure to plan more fundraising efforts like this in the future.”
The fun continues this weekend (Saturday 16th September), with SDL entering a team into the ‘It’s a Knockout Challenge’ organised by The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Based on the famous 1970s TV show, the teams will be going head to head against other around a fun filled obstacle course, which includes inflatables, foam and water!
Donna Louise Children’s Hospice is a registered children’s charity, caring and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Learn more about Donna Louise Children’s Hospice at http://www.donnalouisetrust.org/