Dimensions raise five-figure sum for trio of charities in 2019

Posted on 27 January, 2020

Dimensions raise five-figure sum for trio of charities in 2019

Market-leading uniform solutions provider, Dimensions raised £10,665 for a trio of charities during a huge year of fundraising in 2019.

Beneficiaries of the monies totalled were:

  • Doorways Derby
  • Derbyshire Mind
  • Save the Children

Activities in 2019 saw a variety of fundraising take place across the business, from samosa days and staff running the Great North Run, to a Summer Fete and annual festive fun, ensuring plenty of money was raised across Dimensions’ offices in Castle Donington and Long Eaton, both in Derbyshire.

All three beneficiaries do incredible work to better the lives of people locally, nationally and worldwide.

Doorways Derby are a non-profit charity aiming to help clothe, feed and enhance the lives of homeless people living in the East Midlands city of Derby.

Craig Wheatley, who combines his full-time fabricator role alongside chairman and co-founder of Doorways Derby, said: “On behalf of Doorways I would like to thank Dimensions
for nominating us as their local charity throughout 2019.

“The items of warm clothing donated have been amazing and will be put to good use by our visitors.

“The £2706.10 received will be used towards our running costs of a recently purchased new van. It is donations like these from local businesses that allow us to make a difference to the most vulnerable people in our city and help us to continue to move forward as a non-profit making charity.”

Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential, around the world, with Dimensions monies being used to help support their operations.

Annabel Garner, Save the Children’s Community Fundraising and Engagement Manager, said: “We’re really grateful to Dimensions for their generous and kind support throughout 2019 raising an impressive £3,340.87.

“Save the Children’s work is only possible thanks to our supporters and their amazing commitment to make the world a better place for children.

“Together with Dimensions support we’re determined to help every child become who they want to be.”

And last, but certainly not least, Derbyshire Mind do fantastic work in offering those suffering from poor mental health with support and strategies in which to help improve their wellbeing – Mind will receive £2,676.10.

Derbyshire Mind Fundraising Officer, Debbie Locke said: “Dimensions has gone the extra mile for mental health, in raising funds for Derbyshire Mind, a local charity focused on supporting people with mental health problems, and improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derbyshire.

“All the donations that we receive go towards the delivery of our Enjoying Derbyshire Project, which is a community based programme designed to improve mental health, with free courses ranging from craft to cooking and music to walking. One in four people experience mental health issues and Dimensions’ support will help make a big difference.

“Our CEO Jenny Hotchkiss would like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all at Dimensions for all their hard work undertaken to raise money for Derbyshire Mind, your time, energy and passion is amazing.”

Dimensions’ Managing Director, Hayley Brooks, said: “2019 saw countless fundraising activities across our business, including our Summer Fete which saw staff enjoy sunshine, food and fun – all for good causes.

“Fundraising is a major part of our culture here at Dimensions and it gives us an opportunity to support those in need.”

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