The Axis Foundation presented our charity partner Demelza with a cheque for £54,000 at our inaugural charity golf day.
At the first Axis Charity Golf Day in June 2017, the Axis Foundation donated £54,000 to Demelza Hospice Care for Children to help them continue their mission of ‘helping those who may not lead a long life, to live a full life’. This will help to fund their ‘Adopt a Nurse’ initiative and is the equivalent of 2,680 hours of nursing care.
Axis Foundation funds are raised through an annual corporate donation and corporate events such as our charity ball. Axis people are also heavily involved in personal fundraising through activities that range from skydives and bake sales to dotty days and abseils.
The work that the nurses and staff at Demelza do is vital for the parents and children who depend on them, Demelza Parent Mette explained:
“As well as memory-making and emotional support Demelza also gave practical help –from the community nursing team making phone calls and liaising with various agencies to staff at the hospice tackling paperwork. We didn’t need to worry about the cooking, cleaning, washing – we could just focus on Thomas.”
At the cheque presentation to Demelza, their CEO Ryan Campbell: “Everyone who works for or with Axis has gone above and beyond to support our families, raising vital funds so that we can continue to help those families when they need us the most. You have showed unbelievable spirit and determination, completing incredibly difficult challenges and raising a truly outstanding amount of money.”