To celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017, Merseyside based office furniture manufacturer Dams set themselves a challenge to raise a whopping £50,000 for charity over 12 months. Dams not only smashed through their £50,000 target but managed to raise a grand total of £61,336 for their chosen charities – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the British Heart Foundation.
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research, they have already made a big difference to people’s lives, with thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease. Alder Hey is a truly world-class, patient-friendly children’s hospital for the 275,000 patients and families they care for every year, with a range of life-saving medical equipment and facilities that are making a real difference to families every day.
The Dams £50K for 50 years charity challenge aim was to inspire and encourage Dams employees, both as individuals and as teams. Fundraising activities across the year included – sporting events and challenges, raffles, bake sales, shop donations and much more. Members of the Dams charity committee presented BHF and Alder Hey with their huge cheques last week!
“At the end of June we completed our 12 month charity challenge of raising £50,000 and I was delighted that we not only managed to hit our target, but we exceeded all expectations raising well over £60,000.” says Managing Director Chris Scott. “I’m immensely proud of all the team here at Dams for all their efforts. The charity challenge has had a positive impact across the business and the money we raised will have a positive effect on many people’s lives”.
Chris continues “The charity challenge is something we are aiming to carry on, not just for the next 12 months but for many years and the team are busy drawing up plans for some exciting fundraising and charity events as we speak!”
As an independent, family-owned company, built over 50 years, Dams recognises its corporate social responsibility and believe that the long-term future of the business is best served by respecting the interests of all stakeholders, customers, suppliers, employees and the wider community.