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Feel great factors from Charity nominations at Exeter Business Network

July 25, 2014

Each month at the monthly Exeter Business Newtork event one of the charities nominates a fellow member who has stood out in their support and/or help and/or assistance for them

At the event I present a bottle of bubbly and a certificate at the event and a few words are shared.

They certainly bring a tear to my eye when I hear how people give their time and expertise so willingly to help in so many ways……..

Firtsl the charities in Exeter Business Network are

Devon Air Ambulance Trust  – the charity which raises the funds to keep 2 emergency Air Ambulances flying. This is no small feat as each and every year we have to raise in the region of £4.5 million to keep both of the helicopters airborne.  
Families for Children place children for adoption from throughout the UK, who have experienced loss and upheaval. We find for them stable, loving families in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We are special because we have a ‘forever’ policy of support and this means that we offer support to the child and new family for as long as they need us.
WESC Foundation’s aim is the education and care of young people with visual impairment and/or complex needs and their transition into school, college and beyond.  By providing a specialist centre for education, training and expertise, WESC Foundation create a better life for people with visual impairment. 
St Loye’s Foundation – who’s vision is that each individual should have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential, irrespective of natural abilities or setbacks experienced in life. St Loye’s mission is to be the preferred choice of people with physical, mental health, sensory and other disabilities, or with long-term health conditions, to improve their quality of life and degree of independence.  

A few of those nominations I thought I would share here

From August 2013 – nominated by WESC Foundation

our nominated member is Nigel Wilkinson WNW Design
 
Nigel has supported the children and young people at WESC Foundation for over 8 years.
 
Through sponsorship, donations (financial and items for our social enterprise), showing his support at our events, promoting our work via his social media networks, entering golf days, attending dinners and having students from WESC attend WNW Design for valuable work experience, Nigel’s support is invaluable to us. We are so pleased that we get to thank him in this special way. We’re really sorry we can’t be there to say this to Nigel ourselves but we know that you (Sean) will do us proud!
Thank you Nigel, you have helped us transform the lives of the children and young people with sight loss and complex needs at WESC Foundation and you are a wonderful inspirational man.

September 2013 – nominated by Families for Children

Fran Long – Exeter Director – Plug and Play Design 
Fran very kindly made a donation to Families for Children following a request I made at a recent lunch.  Her donation enabled us to complete a project that was long overdue and has already resulted in making visits to our office a much more enjoyable experience for the young people we work with.  As one young man said “wow this place is sick” – which I hope means he liked it!!  Thank you Fran and sorry I’m not there to hand you your certificate in person.

November 2013 nominated by Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Alex Wren – Bitpod
“Alex has delivered training sessions for many of the team in how to get the best from their own video filming of the work that we do here at DAAT.  This has not only been the initial days but follow ups. Invaluable support and expertise – thank you!” 

June 2014 – nominated by St Loye’s Foundation

Hugh Graham – The Bid Coach

“Hugh met a member of our Employment team at a BNSW lunch, and kindly offered his help to our clients. Since then he has been involved with giving mock interviews and skill sessions to help clients prepare to go back into the world of work. He now volunteers one day per month with us, and has become an essential part of our training process. Hugh’s input, feedback, and advice is greatly respected and valued by staff and clients alike, and his sessions are always fully booked. He has helped countless trainees improve their confidence, their CVs, and several have gone on to secure employment. Not to mention of course, the staff love to hear his smallholding tales of animal husbandry!​”

 

A few photo’s from the events….

 

The champagne and certificate!

The champagne and certificate!

Jane Franks Eden Hotel Collection collecting on Bovey Castle's behalf

Jane Franks Eden Hotel Collection collecting on Bovey Castle’s behalf

Phil Roberts - St Loye's Foundation, Richard Carpenter - Enterprise Assist and Sean Humby.  Richard was nominated by St Loye's for all the help in helping get the business "Listen to Win" set up   with GB Paralympians Keryn Seal and Robin Williams

Phil Roberts – St Loye’s Foundation, Richard Carpenter – Enterprise Assist and Sean Humby. Richard was nominated by St Loye’s for all the help in helping get the business “Listen to Win” set up with GB Paralympians Keryn Seal and Robin Williams

Anita Newcombe DAAT Chair of Trustees - Alex Wren Bitpod and Sean Humby

Anita Newcombe DAAT Chair of Trustees – Alex Wren Bitpod and Sean Humby

Hugh Graham - The Bid Coach and Sean Humby

Hugh Graham – The Bid Coach and Sean Humby

 

 

 

 

 

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