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Business for good: the charities we’re supporting in 2019

Jeannene Murray-Brown hands over donations to The Sick Children\'s Trust
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Jeannene Murray-Brown hands over donations to The Sick Children\'s Trust
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

The Capital Space  team aren’t only dedicated to supporting SMEs in the Southeast, we also love to show our support for charities – that includes the large, well-known organisations, and the smaller ones doing their bit for local communities. Here’s our roundup of the great work we’ve been doing this year and the charities that we’ve been supporting and will continue to do so for the remainder of 2019.

Sheppey Hospital League of Friends

The chosen charity for St. George’s Business Park in Sittingbourne is Sheppey Hospital League of Friends , a charity that raises money for the Sheppey Community Hospital to spend on equipment that’s not provided by the NHS.

The League of Friends is a very small charity based at the hospital local to our centre,” commented Jeanette Crockford, centre manager. “They raise money for small items that can make a big difference to a stay or visit in the hospital. They are currently raising funds to buy a robust chair bed for use in the dementia ward so that relatives can stay comfortably overnight with their loved one. Another recent purchase has been the supplies to provide a play area for visiting children, including the fencing and matting as well as funds for toys."

Team effort at the 'Bake for Brake' cake sale
Team effort at the 'Bake for Brake' cake sale

The chosen charity for Harlow’s Greenway Business Centre is Brake , the road safety charity.

“Our choice of charity this year was inspired by a friend of mine who is working to raise funds for Brake on what is the 10th anniversary of the death of her son, who died in a road traffic accident when he was 19,” commented Lorraine Lee, centre manager. “Although she is not from the local area, death and serious injury in road traffic accidents is prevalent across the whole country and is something most people can relate to. The charity does great work in supporting families and victims of road traffic accidents."

The Greenway Business Centre team banded together in March for a ‘Bake for Brake ’ cake sale, raising over £300 for the charity.

Willen Hospice

The chosen charity of our Milton Keynes Business Centre is the Willen Hospice , a charity providing specialist care for people whose illness no longer responds to curative treatment.

“We have decided once again to support Willen Hospice in 2019,” commented Matt Roberts, centre manager. “They are a well-loved, local charity supporting many people in the community through the hardest periods of their lives. We are members of the Willen Hospice Business Club and attend networking and events organised by the charity as often as we can."

The Sick Children’s Trust
Donated items to The Sick Children's Trust
Donated items to The Sick Children's Trust

Our chosen charity for Chelmsford Waterhouse Business Centre is The Sick Children’s Trust which provides support for families with sick children, keeping them together during hospital stays. The charity was chosen due to our Deputy Manager, Jeanenne Murray-Brown, having first-hand experience with their services.

You can read all about Jeanenne’s story and how we’ve supported the Sick Children’s Trust  here .

Colchester Food Bank

The chosen charity for our Colchester Business and Seedbed Centre is Colchester Food Bank , which does amazing work feeding people in crisis with emergency food supplies.

"We decided to support Colchester Food Bank last Christmas,” said Gemma Brett, Centre Manager. “It’s such a worthwhile cause – the charity’s aim is to combat hunger and poverty across the UK. It felt right to give something back to local people in need at what can be a difficult time of year. Thanks to our generous customers, we donated a range of food items to the charity as well as a cash donation. We are delighted to say that we are sponsoring the charity again this year.”

Croydon Vision

The chosen charity for our Capital Business Centre , Croydon this year is Croydon Vision , a charity that supports people living with sight loss, enhancing their quality of life by encouraging independence, confidence and personal development. “We are supporting Croydon Vision in 2019,” said Maria Malone, Centre Manager. “A local charity which helps blind and partially sighted people and their families with information, advice, counselling and social events to improve the quality of their lives."

At Capital Space , we take our corporate social responsibility very seriously and take great pride in being proactively involved in the communities in which we operate. We hope that the hard work that has gone into raising money and supporting our chosen charities will do the world of good for them, and we can’t wait to keep helping them in the future.

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