Inspire have elected to support two local charities in their fundraising efforts during 2013. The Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund and the Dignity in Dementia Project at Poole Hospital.
Both are very different charities, but both have significant connections to members of the team and help support the local community in a fantastic way. The Amelia Grace Rainbow Fund was set up by the parents of Amelia Grace Cooper who had terminal Neuroblastoma - a very aggressive form of cancer. The fund was to enable Amelia to enjoy activities and experiences to help enrich her final months. Following her death, her parents wanted to do the same for other terminally ill children in Dorset and set the charity up as a legacy for Amelia.
Dignity in Dementia, a project at Poole General Hospital focusing on enhancing the surroundings and well-being of elderly people with dementia on some of their acute medical wards. The project aims to improve the surroundings through use of colour(recognition), lighting and artwork to help improve their well-being and speed of recovery.
Last year the company raised over £3000 for the charity Diverse Abilities Plus. This year we have a packed programme planned including soup kitchens, cake sales, marathons and a quiz evening. We will also be assisting the charities in other ways including helping to paint the Amelia Grace Beach Hut at Southbourne.
The team is committed to helping these two worthy causes as much as possible and our target is to raise at least £5000. Jeni Browne from Inspire says, “ As a firm, we are keen to be involved with the local community as much as possible, and wanted to support causes that were small, and largely unrecognised, where we could make a real difference. As a team we also benefit as it’s an opportunity to engage with the community, and offers fantastic team building opportunities.”