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Charities get a fund raising boost

Two charities have benefited from our fund raising efforts this year.  We were delighted to be able to hand over cheques to the Shrewsbury and District Branch of the Parkinsons Disease Society UK and Autism West Midlands.

Jackie Young, who helps to co-ordinate DY's charity fund raising programme, said DY had raised just over £2,300 this year and the money had been split equally between the two organisations.

“It’s a proud tradition here at Dyke Yaxley that every year we choose two charities and then work as hard as we can for the whole 12 months raising as much cash as we can to support our chosen causes.

“And it’s always wonderful to see colleagues supporting each other as we come up with increasingly creative ways to boost our total. We’re also extremely grateful to everyone who donates money throughout the year – their generosity is very much appreciated,” said Jackie.

In the last 12 months, the Dyke Yaxley team has taken part in a whole host of activities including: a World Cup sweep; charity car wash; charity netball match (girls v boys!); completing the Chester Marathon; raffles; a Christmas card message board; cake sale; and a Grand National sweep.

Dyke Yaxley’s Managing Director, Laurie Riley, presented the cheques to Fred Jones (chairman of Shrewsbury and District branch of the Parkinsons Disease Society UK), and Hannah Nolan (Fundraising Manager) and Natalie Wood from Autism West Midlands.

He said: “I’m always astounded each year by the commitment and dedication of our staff and their efforts to raise as much cash as possible for our chosen charities. It’s a real team effort that gives everyone the opportunity to get involved in something that’s a little bit out of the ordinary and to raise vital charity funds at the same time.”