Axis Foundation Charity Ball 2022

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Tonight's

AXIS FOUNDATION

CHARITY BALL 2022

fundraising will be split between Demelza Children's Hospice and the Axis Foundation

Welcome from

Chairman

Good evening and welcome to the Axis Foundation Charity Ball 2022.

I know that many of you come back to support us each year and we don’t take that for granted and very much value your support. Thank you.

2022 saw a major milestone reached by the Axis Foundation. We celebrated donating a grand total of £2m to 270 small, local impactful causes like those you will see on the later pages of tonight’s programme.

We are massively proud of reaching this £2m landmark and want to thank everyone who has supported us in our 14-year journey of giving: those who tirelessly raise funds for our charity, those who work behind the scenes and those, like yourselves, who have donated so kindly and generously to help us reach this milestone.

My fellow trustees and I know, both through evidence and personal messages of gratitude, that our grants have made a real and lasting impact on people’s lives. We are determined to continue, with your help, offering a lifeline to people who need our support.

Tonight, as ever, we are supporting our friends at Demelza Children’s Hospice as well as raising money for the Foundation so that we can carry on making grants and donations and thereby help us reach another significant target.

I know you will join in the celebrations and support our auctions, table games and raffle this evening. Hopefully there is something on offer to suit every pocket!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our patron Alan Curbishley, my fellow trustees Maurice Gertski, John Hayes, Mick Hayes, Tim Hayes, Joe Ibrahim and Sandie Ryan as well as Axis’s brilliant support team of Claire Richardson, Paul Smart, Kellie Turner and Sarah Hodgson. All of them work very hard on behalf of the Foundation and none of what we have achieved in the past 14 years would have been possible without them.

I would also like to thank Steve Sutherland for once again compering this event and keeping us all on time tonight.

Have a great night and my personal thanks, once again, for helping us achieve our £2m in donations and changing people’s lives for the better!

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We’ll Double Your Donation!

Every pound you donate or spend tonight will go twice as far to help small, local and impactful causes!

That’s because the Axis Foundation’s parent company Axis will match-fund the proceeds from tonight’s charity ball.

All the money from tonight will go via the Axis Foundation to help many charities, individuals and community causes.

We truly appreciate your generosity and would like to thank you very much for supporting the Axis Foundation Charity Ball 2022.

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£2m Donated

This year, the Axis Foundation is celebrating having donated £2m to 270 small, local and impactful causes in 14 years of giving. With the generous support of our suppliers and subcontractors over the years, we made the £2m moment in July. We could not have done this without you, so a big thank you to everyone here.

Here’s the £2m Moment!

We presented a cheque to Demelza for £89,000 at our 4th Alan Curbishley Axis Foundation Charity Golf Day attended by our suppliers and subcontractors –many of these generous friends are here tonight. This cheque took us to the £2m milestone.

A huge thank you to the team at the Axis Foundation for their on-going support. They are an incredible group of people and their support means so much to the families we work with.

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The Axis Foundation is a fantastic charity. You get Ten from Len!

The Trustees of the Axis Foundation and I were delighted to present our cheque for £89,000 to our friend and partner Demelza, particularly as this donation was a special landmark for us, taking our total donations to £2m.

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Len Goodman, TV presenter, former Strictly Come Dancing judge and Demelza’s VP, accepted our cheque for Demelza. He said: Lavinia Jarrett, Demelza’s Chief Executive said: Peter Varney, Chairman of the Axis Foundation Trustees said:
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6 See a special video we made with Choir with No Name, one of our causes who helped us reach £2m Scan me V See our video celebrating our £2m with three small, local impactful causes: Literacy Pirates, Lifelites and the Hutton Community Centre Scan me V As part of our £2m celebrations we made this video with Otakar Kraus Music School Scan me V Demelza made this wonderful video thanking us for our cheque for £89,000 which took us to our £2m landmark Scan me V
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How we got to £2m

I set the Foundation up originally to try and formalise and capture all the elements of ‘Giving’ that we were already doing right across the company, to say it has exceeded my wildest expectations would be a massive understatement

John Hayes: Founder and Trustee, Axis Foundation; CEO, Axis Europe plc

Throughout our 14-year journey, the Foundation has always kept to our remit: to support small, local and impactful causes. We have helped people with disability and life-limiting illnesses; those who are experiencing poverty, loss of mobility, depression, deprivation and addiction; the lonely and the disadvantaged; parents, carers, the elderly, babies and the very young. Each one of our donations is intended to create a positive lasting difference: a hand up, rather than a hand out.

In the community

Some of our long term beneficiaries, like Maypole Project, Swale Gloves and Imber Metz – supporting children with life limiting illness, helping disadvantaged young people and reducing knife crime respectively – have a huge impact in their community.

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The future is bright… The assistance given by Axis Foundation will help the communities Imber Metz works with now and in the future a chance to start again.
DCI Clive Driscoll, Founder, Imber Metz
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At home

Other donations have helped an individual desperately in need of comfort and a helping hand.

Mum Kasia applied for her baby Antonio who needed specialist physiotherapy after a diagnosis of a neurological cyst.

“We had not even dreamed about half what we have been donated, we will be forever grateful”

Kasia

Cathy applied for a grant to make Little Isabella's garden wheelchair accessible. Isabella was diagnosed with a severe brain malformation when she was just three months old.

“Isabella loves to feel the wind blowing, it’s one of the things that makes her smile the biggest. For her to simply enjoy the sunshine in a lovely finished garden would be a miracle”

Cathy

Precious Partnership

The Axis Foundation is proud to be charity partner of Demelza Children’s Hospice. Our friendship with Demelza goes back 18 years –all the way to 2004 – before the Foundation was born. Our donation of £6,000 to Demelza Children's Hospice was one of our Foundation's very first donations!

We have supported Demelza’s Bricks and Water appeal to create a Hydrotherapy Centre and we also contributed to building a new hospice in Eltham in south east London opened by Olympic champions and Demelza vice presidents Jayne Torvill and Robin Cousins.

Our current and recent donations all go to provide specialist nurses and expert care. We like to think we bring life to the little patients’ days when there may not be many days left to life.

Foundation Funding Focus

The Axis Foundation supports local and impactful causes, mainly in the areas where our parent company Axis Europe works: primarily in social housing in London, Kent and Essex as well as in Birmingham and Liverpool.

Funds to the Foundation come from our generous suppliers and subcontractors; many fundraising activities and appeals conducted by Axis’ staff and from an annual corporate donation from Axis.

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For Your Entertainment Tonight

OUR MC –STEVE SUTHERLAND

Following a successful career in Banking, Steve then spent 25 years at the top level of commercial management in professional football, including holding senior positions at The Football League (EFL), Swindon Town FC and two spells at Charlton Athletic FC, where he was Commercial Director throughout the Club’s Premier League years.

Steve is currently the Commercial Ambassador for Charlton Athletic Community Trust and the Chair of the 30th Anniversary Committee of Charlton Athletic’s return to The Valley. Steve is also a published writer on Corporate Social Responsibility in sport.

We are delighted that Steve is once again our MC at the Axis Foundation Charity Ball and we thank him for donating his services to us at no charge to our charity.

OUR AUCTIONEER –CHARLES HANSON

Followers of TV's Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip will know Charles Hanson loves the drama of an auction and seeing bids come in! His career began at Christie's in London. He went on to launch Hansons Auctioneers in 2005 and now runs four salerooms in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, London and Oxfordshire. He’s passionate about supporting charities and says it's a privilege to bring the art of auctioneering to prestigious fundraising events.

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OUR SINGER –ROY HAMILTON

You may recognise internationally popular singer Roy Hamilton from previous Axis events – and also because his voice has been used on many advertising campaigns for high profile brand names including Lucozade and Pepsi Cola.

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Roy has performed with established artistes such as Alexander O’Neal, Robert Palmer, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins and Paul Young – to name but a few!

Influenced by many of the great jazz, gospel and soul performers like Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Otis Redding, Mahalia Jackson and Michael Jackson, Roy has written and produced two original albums Good Loving and Feeling Good.

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OUR BAND –SOUL CONNECTION

Regular guests to the Axis Foundation Charity Ball know and love Soul Connection’s popular repertoire. The 7-piece band features some of the UK’s finest musicians and session players. Enjoy their take on the latest pop tracks and classic hits as they pay homage to the top names in music.

OUR PIANIST –ALEX BENNET

Alex Bennet has been touring and recording on keys and piano for 20 years. His many credits, both live and in the studio, include Corinne Bailey Rae, Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band and Imaani Saleem. His repertoire includes contemporary music, jazz, improvisation, instrumental accompaniment, vocal accompaniment and musical theatre.

“Once again we are really proud to be part of the Axis Foundation Charity Ball and to celebrate the wonderful news you have reached £2 million in donations over 14 years”

Kevin Reynolds, Manager of our band, pianist and singer

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In 2018 Axis gave DMJ the opportunity to carry out the redecoration of the main banquet hall for the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers. The Axis Heritage team won the coveted Premier Trophy, ‘Highly Decorative’ category, awarded by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA). The scope of works included: the lining and redecoration of walls and ceilings, windows and dados.

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Thank You from Demelza

Axis has been supporting Demelza for more than 18 years donating over £900,000 for our children and families. £707,000 of this has come from the Axis Foundation.

Thanks to the generosity of Axis’ suppliers and subcontractors who have all given so generously at events like tonight’s charity ball and annual golf days, Axis and the Axis Foundation have funded our nurses and our Family Support programmes with siblings and grandparents as well as refurbishing bedrooms for teenagers in our hospices.

We are additionally grateful to all the people who work at Axis who - through their abseils, bike rides, climbs, walks, treks, swims, runs, cake sales - even hair waxes - have raised funds for the Foundation and for Demelza. Axis people help us in many other ways: they’ve volunteered in our gardens, shops and warehouse bringing their skills and professional expertise too.

Our wonderful supporters like Axis and the Axis Foundation are more important to us now than ever and we know that with your help, tonight and across the next year to come, we will continue to serve the children and families who need us.

Demelza provides us with the extra support we need as a family. I’m so glad it’s there.

We can enjoy family activities and meet up with friends at the hospice with access to all the facilities we need.

Lucy loves having a family swim in the hydrotherapy pool and enjoys art therapy and music sessions.

There are almost 90,000 children and young people in England who are living with a condition that means they are likely to die young. This number has tripled over the last 20 years and with advancements in medicine and technology, this number is going to continue to increase. Many need care and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week with constant medical appointments and often gruelling medication and caring regimes.

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More about Demelza

As many of you know, Demelza provides expert clinical care and emotional support to children and young people with serious or terminal conditions, and their families, to live the best life they can. Working across Kent, South East London and East Sussex our specialist nursing, care, family liaison, therapist and counselling teams support families when and where it is needed most.

This may be within our residential hospices in Kent or South East London, our hub in East Sussex, online, out in the community or in the family home. We provide a range of services for the whole family including short breaks, therapies, family support, practical volunteer support, end-of-life care, memory making and bereavement support.

Demelza can help to keep children out of hospital or leave hospital sooner; and our specialist nursing and care team can help train parents to meet the complex medical needs of their children with confidence. We can help families to smile, laugh and offer the rare opportunity to relax. And, most importantly, Demelza can help them to be families, enjoying their time together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Coming to Demelza is something for us to look forward to as a family. Staying here is our only respite so we have a chance to rest and sleep soundly, which is a rarity at home. We can’t thank the team here enough for being so helpful and kind through challenging times.

The True Cost of Living

We’ve all read and started to feel the effects of the cost of living crisis, and for many of the families we support, these increases will bite hard.

The cost of keeping specialist equipment operating night and day, constant use of washing machines to keep a child’s environment spotlessly clean and transport to endless hospital appointments are all going to add additional strain to families already experiencing stressful situations, and they will need Demelza’s help more than ever.

Demelza saved our family’s sanity, we are so grateful for the help

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Demelza’s services won’t stop. With your support we will continue to be a constant for our families. Our virtual services, our helplines, our therapies and our support will all still be available to the families who need us, and we are as determined as ever to reach more families and achieve our strategic objectives.

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How to Bid in our Silent Auction

GETTING STARTED

There are three tablets on each table. All Lots featured in the Silent Auction will be on the tablets with information and images.

NOW YOU CAN START BIDDING

Now you are ready to bid! Click on your chosen Lot and enter your bid. You will be notified if you are out-bidded on your Lot. You can also view your winning bids under the ‘My Bids’ tab.

MAKE A PLEDGE

Simply tap ‘Make a Pledge’ on your tablet if you want to make a donation direct.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Silent Auction Assistants are on hand to help you with your bidding and answer your questions.

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Everything raised from tonight’s auction will go to our two fabulous causes, Demelza Hospice for Children and the Axis Foundation. And there’s even better news! Axis will match-fund the proceeds from tonight’s auction so your money will go twice as far and do double the amount of good. Our auctioneer tonight, Charles Hanson, can’t wait to get the drama started and to see your bids come rolling in!

Win this Lot and you will receive 4 tickets to see England play France in the Six Nations Championship. Enjoy this real clash of the Titans as we take on Les Bleus, gloriously victorious in 2022! Plus you and your friends will enjoy fine ales, wine and exclusive lunch at the Turks Head in Twickenham on 11 March 2023.

LOT 1 is kindly donated by John Hayes, Axis’ CEO

Win this Lot and you will receive 4 tickets to see England play Scotland in the Six Nations championship and attempt to take back the Calcutta Cup, proudly residing in Murrayfield! Plus you and your friends will enjoy fine ales, wine and exclusive lunch at the Turks Head in Twickenham on 4 February 2023.

LOT 2 is kindly donated by John Hayes, Axis’ CEO

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SIGNED GLOVE –TYSON FURY

British Boxing legend Tyson Fury is the undefeated Lineal Heavyweight Champion and WBC World Heavyweight Champion. Lot 4 is a glove signed by the Gypsy King himself mounted in a commemorative frame. Gloves Off is the title of his autobiography. But it’s gloves on for the winner of Lot 4!

LOT 4 is kindly donated by Joe Ibrahim, Axis’ MD

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LUXURY HOLIDAY IN 3-BEDROOM VILLA IN MENORCA

The highest bidder for this Lot wins a holiday in a threebedroom villa on the beautiful island of Menorca - sit on your terrace sipping a cocktail and watch the sun go down over the Med… just the Lot to chase away the winter blues.

Please note that flights are not included in this Lot and your villa will be allocated to suit your dates and availability.

LOT 5 is kindly donated by Joe Ibrahim, Axis’ MD

Lot 6 wins you access to the tennis Calendar’s greatest highlight: The Wimbledon Championships 2023. The successful bidder receives 2 tickets for a day in the first week of the tournament. In addition, you will enjoy food, drink and hospitality and all-day access to the AkzoNobel suite. This is a wonderful chance to enjoy Wimbledon at its very best.

LOT 6 is generously donated by AkzoNobel

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CHALLENGE ALAN –CHOOSE YOUR SPORTS CELEB

This exciting Lot wins the successful bidder a lunch for 10 people hosted by Alan Curbishley, John Hayes and a celebrity from the sport of your choice. International TV pundit and sporting personality Alan Curbishley is the Axis Foundation’s tireless Patron. John Hayes is Axis Founder, CEO and Chairman as well as Trustee of the Axis Foundation. They are inviting the winner of this Lot and your friends to join them and your chosen sports celebrity to share special sporting stories and memories over an informal lunch at the Swan at the Globe in London.

LOT 7 is kindly donated by hosts Alan Curbishley and John Hayes

PERSONALLY SIGNED VIRGIL VAN DIJK SHIRT

We have a real treat for any football fans, and particularly for Liverpool FC supporters. The lucky winner of this Lot gains a shirt signed by top defender Virgil van Dijk, centre-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Netherlands. In the 2021/22 season van Dijk featured in 51 of Liverpool’s 63 matches as they won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup and finished runners-up in the Premier League and Champions League. He famously uses only his first name on his kit. And the fabulous famous Number 4 shirt on offer tonight is signed simply Virgil!

WILL YOU BAG THE DOUBLE?

For Liverpool fans having these two lots side by side in your office or at home would be quite the trophy. We’ll also be auctioning a signed, framed shirt by Liverpool and England Midfielder Jordan Henderson. Both the signed shirts in Lot 8 are very kindly donated by David Moss

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Free Souvenir Photos

Our photographer Amit will be taking photographs throughout this evening. If you would like a more formal photograph then please talk with him to pose for a professionally-styled image. We will send you the link to the Photo Gallery after the ball. These photos are our gift to you: a perfect souvenir of a wonderful evening – and a lovely Christmas present too!

About Amit Amit Champaneria is a professional event (weddings, parties, balls) and portrait photographer. he says: “I love to capture the love, the laughs, the emotions and memories for everyone to cherish.”

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2022 was a very special year for the Axis Foundation. We celebrated donating £2m to small local and impactful causes in our 14-year history. Of course we could not have achieved this magnificent milestone without your help. The following pages show just a few of our recent donations that have changed lives.

From everyone at the Axis Foundation, thank you for helping us reach this £2m landmark. And here’s to the next million we’ll be donating!

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Your generosity to the Axis Foundation has improved the lives of many people – you have truly made a difference.
SAVING KIDS’ TEETH £8,000 ...to Dental Wellness Trust’s education programmes teaches 20,000 children good oral health.
are most grateful for your support. With this grant we are able to reach more children to help Save Kids Teeth”
HELPING FAMILIES £5,000 ...to Omega helps families who have to come to terms with terminal illness.
value the relationship we have with The Axis Foundation… a discerning and very supportive grantmaking trust”
Memery, Development Director SUPPORTING CHILDREN £3,000 ...to The Sea Change Trust helps give psychological support to children. “Many, many thanks from all our therapists, parents, and babies”
Linda Greenwall, Founder
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PVCu & Aluminium windows & doors

Symphony Windows, Doors & Conservatories specialises in the supply and installation of PVCu + Aluminium windows and doors for predominantly public sector property, including social housing, educational establishment and public buildings. Offering a vast range of Products and Services to meet their clients every need, supplying and installing windows from the top manufacturing brands available. Symphony is proud of the safety track record within the company, which has been brought about by a broad knowledge within the company, supported by an external consultancy that oversee any anomalies which may occur on site

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Symphony Windows, Doors & Conservatories specialises in the supply and installation of PVCu + Aluminium windows and doors for predominantly public sector property, including social housing, educational establishment and public buildings. Offering a vast of Products and Services to meet their clients every need, supplying and installing windows from the top manufacturing brands available. Symphony is proud the safety track record within the company, which has been brought about by a broad knowledge within the company, supported by an external consultancy that oversee any anomalies which may occur on site

Symphony Windows Limited was formed in 1998 and we have built our success around the philosophy of being flexible to respond to client’s needs, together with an enlightened approach to problem solving. We pride ourselves on completing projects quickly, efficiently and to a high standard of workmanship, which combined with a non-adversarial approach, ensures each scheme is completed on time, within budget and in a manner that turns the whole process into a rewarding experience for all concerned. Write to us: enquiries@symphonywindows.co.uk Web site: www.symphonywindows.co.uk Fax us: 01508 536006

Our History

Symphony Windows, Doors & Conservatories Limited was formed in 1998 and we have built our success around the philosophy of being flexible to respond to client’s needs, together with an enlightened approach to problem solving. We pride ourselves on completing projects quickly, efficiently and to a high standard of workmanship, which combined with a non-adversarial approach, ensures each scheme is completed on time, within budget and in a manner that turns the whole process into a rewarding experience for all concerned.

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FREEDOM FOR CURTIS

Little Curtis, age four, suffers from frequent seizures exacerbated by summer heat. The Axis Foundation paid for air conditioning units, which Axis operatives installed at the family home, giving Curtis the freedom to move around his own home.

“We want to say a huge thank you to the Foundation for investing in this for us. We can never convey how much your support means to our family – you've made our home a safe place for Curtis all year round” Curtis’ mum

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG FAMILY £1,000

...to a young couple who had fallen on hard times through illness helped their baby Olivia in her infant days.

“I thought I could do something to help - so I completed the online form and applied to the Foundation for some money to help them - I was absolutely overwhelmed to hear that my application had been successful”

Axis' Sarah Cooper

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DISADVANTAGED YOUNGSTERS

£7,000

...to Centred Horseplay supports troubled youngsters through working with specially-trained horses.

"Thank you so much! This is going to make such a difference to what our wonderful charity can offer"

Marie Longstaff, Fundraiser

DISABILITY

£10,000

...to Disabled Sailors Association (DSA) helps disabled people enjoy sailing in a unique fleet of speciallydesigned yachts and dinghies.

“On behalf of our beneficiaries, I would like to let you know how much your support of our work is appreciated”

Mike Wood MBE, Founder

SUPPORT FOR MS SUFFERERS

£1,400

...to T.E.A.MS (Therapy, Exercise, Active, MS) provides people with MS with physical exercise, improving their mental and physical wellbeing.

“This funding will make such a difference to T.E.A.MS users. Thank you to the trustees for awarding us this grant”

Jacalyne Cebreiro, Sports Therapist, Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist

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SAILING

ACCESSIBLE GARDENS

£5,000

...to Beyond The Wall helps people with additional needs benefit from gardening. “Without this grant, we would not be able to achieve so many of our plans to make the garden more inclusive and accessible for all of our users”

Centre Manager

RELIEF FOR ASTHMA PATIENTS

£5,700

...to Asthma Relief provides essential Nebulisers to Hospitals, Doctors' Surgeries, Medical Centres, Hospices and Palliative Care Teams.

“We were delighted to receive this grant which will help support hospice patients, in London, who need nebuliser treatment as part of their vitally important palliative care”

Dave Penman, Founder & Honorary Manager

£3,330

...to UKReads provides free books and literacy resource packs to 500 children in Manchester.

“We are incredibly grateful for the Axis Foundation's willingness to champion our cause”

Naomi Nwagboso, Trust and Foundations Manager

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Specialists in The Application of High Performance Waterproofing Systems and Building Refurbishment Proud to support the Axis Foundation and the Demelza Children’s Hospice Unit 4C, Standard Industrial Estate, Henley Road, London, E16 2ES Tel: 020 7511 2611 Unit 4, Pound Court, Weights Farm, Weights Lane, Redditch, B97 6RG Tel: 01527 584 824 www.russelltrew.co.uk

Fabulous Fundraising

Everyone who works at Axis cherishes the Foundation and Demelza. They’ve been up (and got down) to many activities to raise money for Demelza and the Axis Foundation!

Their contributions have helped our Foundation achieve a remarkable milestone this year – £2m donated to small, local impactful causes. Here’s just a few examples!

EVERY WITCH WAY

The Axis Oldbury Team organised a fiendish Pumpkin Clues Treasure Hunt as well as a raffle for a Halloween Sweet Hamper. Their devilish enthusiasm raised £45 for the Axis Foundation.

MR BLUE SKY

Performance Manager Raees Gillani’s skydive took him soaring through his target to raise £585.

“Doing this dive as part of a greater cause for Demelza means there is now value in this perhaps not quite sane act!”

WHEELIE GREAT

Our Projects team, sponsored by many of our kind subcontractors and suppliers, cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours. Their pedal power rolled in £10,600.

“The ride was full of emotions what kept me going was the Axis team and the help we were giving to Demelza” Leslie Crabbe, Quantity Surveyor and team member

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WALLY’S ASCENT

Senior Project Manager Walter Shave climbed Mount Kilimanjaro raising the Foundation flag and £2,500 for Demelza and his own scout group, First Halesworth Scouts.

“Young people are our future! If I can make a small but meaningful contribution to both these fantastic organisations by giving up some of my time and sweat, then it's a win win all round"

MARATHON MASTER

Ben Ibrahim, Divisional Manager, completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 18 minutes, gathering momentum – and a massive £14,600

“I was very proud to run the marathon for Demelza. What Demelza do for children and families is amazing! The people who work there are special and they're all an inspiration to me"

IT’S A ROYAL TREAT

We hosted Queen’s Platinum Jubilee tea parties with our residents: the perfect excuse to enjoy cakes and goodies with colleagues and raise £155 for Demelza too.

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Proudly supporting Axis and the Axis Foundation through the development of their leadership and management teams.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2023

This pitched roof project required expert workmanship to form the intersections between the curved lead dormer roof sections. The completed effect meant that the dormers could naturally emerge from the slates to create an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Established in 2014 , initially working on smaller local works, Premier Roofing, on the back of a focus on a personal-touch approach to business, has developed into a company with national coverage.

We jointly work with the manufacturer s to put together a specification that will explain in detail our proposed solution along with details of the guarantee that our client will receive.

Along the way Premier Roofing identified a real need for a roofing contractor who put their client’s requirements at the forefront of the business model. After all, everyone knows the importance of word -ofmouth reputation and the value of repeat business.

A fully maintenance -free waterproofing solution, in the form of the Polyroof Protec System, was installed directly to a leaking terrace area. Premier Property then fitted in high performance composite decking, securely loose laid over the new waterproofing , to provide an attractive and long-lasting finish.

This faith school in northwest London had long suffered from a leaking felt roof. Looking for a cold-applied system that could be fitted during term time, the client turned to Premier Property for a solution. The Polyroof Protec Warm Roof System was chosen for the job at hand, which was fully bonded to the existing coverings for a minimum disruption solution
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Thank You

…to all the following who have all so kindly supported tonight’s charity ball…

AC Davis Electrical

A to Z Stone Repairs Ltd

Adeva Home Improvements Ltd

AkzoNobel

ASA Scaffolding Ltd

AstonLark Barwin Brewers

Britelite Windows Ltd

The Bute Group

BVL Scaffolding Co Ltd City Plumbing CM Electrical Midlands Crown Paints

DM Jones

DMD Contracts DMD Installation DMG Office Ltd Dynes Motor Group Excel Painting Contractors Exterior Plas FFT

Five Point Recruitment

Genesis Incorporated

Gertski Wealth Management Howells

Integral Environmental Solutions Ltd

Kent Supreme Heating

M&R Building & Landscaping Ltd

Martin Arnold Masons Scaffolding

Meru Services

Peter Varney Associates Ltd

Pioneer Site Services Ltd

Potter Raper

Premier Roofing and Construction

RBC Scaffolding

Resideo Honeywell Home Russell Trew

Symphony Windows Ltd

Thermoserv Ltd

TW Drainage

Ultimate Access Solutions UK Roofing Specialist Ltd Ultimate Services VH Electrical (UK) Ltd Your Image

…and to these generous guests who have also donated, contributed prizes or gifts, or sponsored our event…

A&B Electrical Contractors Ltd Abdelmalik Hamli Alandale Group Avanza

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BMB Drylining Ltd BG Building Butler & Young Services Ltd Alan Curbishley

Decor Repair Services Ltd Dimetrix Electrical Services Enigma Security Solutions Ltd Estec Engineering

Example Recruitment Group Ltd Grant Thornton Group 1 Horizon Installation Ltd

Inner City Fabrications Intex Facades Ltd

J & S Heating

J&D Pallets

LMP Installations

London Drainage Facilities Masons Scaffolding Mastacab

Miranda Moron Services Ltd David Moss

Multifleet Vehicle Management The Pump Practitioners Ltd Quayside Office Furniture

Rich Demolition

Roofmasters Watford Ltd

Geoff Shreeves

SLK

Stuart Fenn Property Services Ltd

Travis Perkins

Universal Roofing Ltd Vodafone Vinyl Creations Ltd Vivbuild Ltd Warrens Roofing

…and to those who kindly gave their time…

Charles Hanson – Auctioneer

Kevin Reynolds – Manager of Soul Connection, Alex Bennett and Roy Hamilton

…and, as always, a big thank you to…

Steve Sutherland – our fantastic MC for the night!

With thanks to our sponsors

Masons Scaffolding who generously sponsored our band Soul Connection

London Drainage Facilities who generously sponsored our champagne reception tonight

Example Recruitment Group Ltd who generously sponsored our pianist Alex at tonight’s reception

BG Building who generously sponsored our singer Roy tonight

Five Point Recruitment who generously sponsored our photographer Amit tonight

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