Improving people’s lives is important to us and each year Platinum Care Solutions supports a charity that does just that
Autism Hampshire nominated by Platinum Care Solutions as their 2017 charity
Each year Platinum Care Solutions nominates a charity for whom they undertake a range of fundraising activities and this year they have selected Autism Hampshire.
Jo Barry, Director and Founder of Platinum Care Solutions explained why they had chosen Autism Hampshire:
“Some of the people we care for are living with autism. The condition affects people differently and has an impact on a person’s quality of life, how they relate to others and how they perceive and experience the world around them. We wanted to support Autism Hampshire in their important work of raising awareness, as well as with the range of services they provide which include information and advice, training and residential living.”
Autism Hampshire was founded by the late Mr and Mrs Philip White MBE and a group of local parents of children with autism in Southampton in the mid-1960’s. Over the years the charity has worked hard to provide high quality services that meet the diverse needs of people living with autism in Hampshire and the surrounding area. They provide autism focused training, mentoring, domiciliary care, supported living services and a community access team that responds to an average of 12,000 requests for help each year.
Sam Perry, Fundraising Manager said of the nomination: “Autism can have an impact on both the individual as well as their family, dramatically changing everyone’s lives. Autism Hampshire needs to reach and help more families but to do so this requires funds. We are delighted that Platinum Care Solutions have chosen to support and fundraise on our behalf and are looking forward to building upon the existing excellent relationship that we already have with them.”
To mark the nomination, both Sam Perry and Natalie Dobson, the Business Operations Manager at Platinum Care Solutions, visited one of Autism Hampshire’s residential centres in Gosport where they were able to meet both residents and staff and find out more about the difference residential care makes.
We nominated the Alzheimer’s Society as our charity for 2016 and we raised vital funds for a condition where it is predicted that by 2025, 1 million people in the UK will have dementia, two thirds of which are expected to be women.
To kick start our fundraising activities we signed up to do the Grand Canyon Trek which involved us doing things we would never have thought possible such as jumping into waterfalls, trekking through fields of grapevines, camping underneath the stars and learning from their hosts the Havasu ‘Baaja’ Native.
Not to mention the struggles of 10 mile walks every day, rock climbing up and down the wet rocks besides a waterfall and a 2000ft hike uphill out of the canyon.
The Grand Canyon Trek took place on 8 – 15 March 2016. Which in the 12 weeks of fundraising we raised a massive £1,755.62.
We also held cake sales throughout the year, and our very own tuck shop in the Portchester and Bognor Regis offices.
Our chosen charity for 2015 was Macmillan Cancer Support. We held events that included a 108 mile cycle from Portchester to Brighton and back again, and our own take on the Macmillan coffee morning ‘cakes and shakes’ which we raised a total of £851.32.
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