TJ fundraises for worthy causes

Each year TJ gets involved in a range of fundraising activities for various charities. September saw TJ take part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, raising over £175 for this fantastic cause.

We also host monthly ‘dress down days’, whereby staff pay a £2.50 donation to wear casual clothes for the day. The funds raised are donated to a different charity each month or two months. 

This year money has been donated to The Fostering Network, the Ukraine Red Cross Appeal, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Princess Anne Hospital, Stubbington Ark, Macmillan and Genes for Jeans. November’s donation will go to the Wessex Kidney Centre at QA Hospital, and in December we’ll be doing Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, whose aim it is to make foster care the very best it can be. We donated two months’ funds to this cause and received the following thank you from them: 

“Thank you! The Fostering Network helps to recognise, support and develop foster carers in a range of areas, from helping them to understand self-assessment tax submissions (as self-employed workers), to facilitating support groups and the campaigning for formal recognition as a professional body of carers within the social care system. This in turn helps to recruit more foster carers and improve the social care system to be able to offer more vulnerable young people with quality and well-supported placements.”

The Ukraine Red Cross Appeal is raising money for all those who have been affected by the conflict in the Ukraine. Millions of people in the country still have no safe place to call home, and more than 10 million have fled Ukraine completely. Since the conflict began, Red Cross teams have been working around the clock, using the money donated to provide people with essential emergency support including food, water, medical care and shelter.

March’s funds were donated to the Red Cross and April’s funds were donated to a Just Giving page set up by two TJ drivers who set off on a mission to deliver much-need supplies to refugees that have been forced to flee their homes.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, provides specialist care to sick term and preterm (premature) newborn babies. Their state-of-the-art, purpose-built unit has been specially designed as a bright, welcoming and spacious environment for babies and their families.

Stubbington Ark is part of the RSPCA Solent Branch. Every year hundreds of animals are abandoned, rejected and cruelly mistreated. The RSPCA Inspectorate are usually called in to help and your local RSPCA Solent Branch supports a 400 square mile catchment area in Hampshire with The Stubbington Ark animal centre at the heart of this.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides services for people living with cancer at every stage of their cancer experience, including emotional, practical, physical and financial support. They also raise money, influence decision makers, support the cancer workforce, research cancer care and help employers support staff. Each year, Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises millions of pounds to support the great work they do. We took part in the coffee morning and donated September’s dress down funds to this amazing cause.

Jeans for Genes is an organisation that supports children and families living with genetic disorders. TJ supports this charity every year and donates their October dress down funds to the charity.

The Wessex Kidney Centre at QA Hospital, Portsmouth, is a regional renal and transplant centre, looking after more than 1,500 patients on renal replacement therapy (transplant, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and performing around 100 kidney transplants a year.

Christmas Jumper Day is Save the Children’s annual event which raises money for children in the UK and across the world. Every December, millions of people across the United Kingdom (and beyond!) put on a festive outfit at their workplace, school or with friends and make a donation to help give children the magical future they deserve. We’re taking part in this event on 8 December.

In addition to this, TJ has also donated many products and services to charities over the years. In the last 12 months alone, TJ has donated hampers to homeless shelters in Portsmouth, skip hire to the Rose Road Association, Mayfield Nurseries, Wessex Heartbeat and Mission Christmas, plus a monetary donation to the Big Give Project and sponsorship for the Wickham Charity Beer Festival.

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Luke Haskell
1 December 2022