4 Charity Partnerships in the Westcountry - Crealy Adventure Park, The Cornwall Business Show and...

Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park announce new charity partnership with CHSW. Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park has announced Children's Hospice South West as its charity partner for 2015. Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park together with its sister park in Cornwall, will be working with Children's Hospice South West throughout 2015 on special events and fundraising activities. Chris Down, Managing Director of Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park said: "We're delighted to be supporting Children's Hospice South West this year. The charity provides excellent facilities for children in its care and also shows great support and love for the families too. As a family owned business we know how important family time is together. Through our partnership we are looking forward not only to raising vital funds and awareness, but also offering family's quality time with their children at our Parks throughout 2015. I'm also pleased to announce that the Crealy team will be joining in the fundraising and donating hours of volunteering throughout the year." Fundraising will take place at both Devon and Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Parks, from wishing well collections to tandem skydives by the Crealy team. The popular Exeter Rainbow Run 2015 will also be sponsored by Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park as part of the new charity partnership. Naomi Dymond, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser (Little Bridge House) said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as Crealy's Charity of the Year for 2015. The teams are gearing up for a fantastic year of fundraising and we can't wait to see what weird and wacky activities they get up to. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to run our three hospices and without the support of businesses like Crealy, we simply couldn't continue to be there for the life-limited children and families who need us the most. Thank you, from us all. Here's to a brilliant year!" The Cornwall Business Show chooses their official charity for 2015. Young People Cornwall has been chosen as the Cornwall Business Show’s official charity for 2015. The show’s managing director, Andrew Weaver, said: “I feel it’s very important to invest in the future of the county and particularly in people who come from what might be seen as under-privileged backgrounds. “We aim to help them raise finances to maintain full operation, but importantly also by aiding them to build links between local businesses and these young adults. “I’ll be encouraging businesses that are exhibiting at the show and the wider business community to get involved and give something back, maybe by giving inspirational talks to groups of young people or offering work experience.” Mr Weaver hopes local businesses will take up the cause as a part of their commitment to corporate social responsibility. He added: “As well as helping young people on an individual and inspirational level, I will be hoping to co-ordinate business contributions in three ways. I have launched a crowdfunding initiative and hope to help the charity raise £1,500 to do desperately needed maintenance at its Roche youth centre. “If businesses don’t feel giving money is right for them, I will be hoping they know how to handle a paintbrush and will feel moved to come along and help redecorate once the structural work is done.

Alzheimer's Research UK is chosen charity for Bradleys Estate Agents. Bradleys Estate Agents, with offices in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, has chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK as its Charity of the Year 2015. The UK’s leading dementia research charity received a large share of staff votes and the company’s 33 offices have pledged to raise a minimum of £300 each, taking the target to just under £10,000. Over the next 12 months, staff will raise funds for pioneering dementia research through a series of fundraising ideas, from quiz nights and cake sales, to sponsored runs and even an adrenalin-fuelled sky dive. Francis Marshall, Managing Director of Bradleys Estate Agents, said: “We are delighted to have chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK as our charity of the year. Many of the team at Bradleys have personal experience of dementia and the effect on the individual and their loved ones is heart-breaking. “We have named the partnership ‘33 ways to raise £300’ and there is no shortage of fundraising ideas. Every £20 raised will pay for another hour of vital research. We hope our support of the charity will not only boost much needed funds but also help raise awareness and understanding of the condition.” Jade Rolph, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We are delighted that Bradleys Estate Agents has chosen to support Alzheimer’s Research UK as its charity partner. The money staff raise will support vital research to bring improved diagnosis, preventions and much-needed treatments for dementia ever closer.

“There are over 830,000 people living with dementia across the UK, including over 78,000 in the South West. Dementia poses one of the greatest threats to public health now and in the future but funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases. Thanks to existing support, we are investing £50,000 in the Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Research Network, which unites researchers from the universities of Exeter and Plymouth. We rely on public donations to fund our work and support from businesses like Bradleys Estate Agents plays a key part in helping us progress our world-class research.”

SoGlos announces Gloucestershire Young Carers as their charity of the year 2015. SoGlos is delighted to reveal that Gloucestershire Young Carers has been selected as the online magazine’s charity of the year for 2015. It’s the third year SoGlos has officially named a charity of the year, and throughout 2015 we hope to increase awareness on just what a fantastic organisation Gloucestershire Young Carers is. Launched in 1992, Gloucestershire Young Carers offers a range of services to support young carers and their families – representing the needs of young carers, while ensuring they are recognised, supported and have aspirations. Covering the whole county, the charity aims to provide young carers with a voice and influence, as well as helping them reach their potential, and enabling them and their families to access support that minimises the physical and emotional impact of caring. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with such a fundamental, proactive and dynamic organisation – please do keep an eye out for updates about Gloucestershire Young Carers on SoGlos throughout the year.

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