Decade of Donations – our 10th birthday
The Axis Foundation celebrates 10 years of giving in 2019. Since the Foundation started making donations, we have given over £1.3 million to 170 small, impactful and local causes.
Ten years of giving
Since 2009, in hospitals and hospices we have provided vital equipment and improved facilities for the sick and those with life-limiting illnesses. We have funded medical research into children’s illnesses and provided nursing care.
The Foundation has supported anti-knife crime and youth safety initiatives. And reached out the hand of friendship to those who are isolated through practical donations in the form of adapted minibuses and cars.
We have helped vulnerable children and adults feel safe and warm and to meet, socialise and engage in activities as well as receive appropriate care and facilities.
Money perhaps cannot buy happiness, but our donations have certainly brought millions of smiles and support and relief to those in need.
Where we started
The people of Axis set the very first Foundation stone with their spirit of giving.
Says CEO John Hayes: “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 in ten years of giving is a massive understatement.”
Axis people – ten years of fundraising activity
To support the charitable arm of their company Axis people demonstrate amazing enthusiasm and inventiveness in in ten years of giving. They have run marathons, climbed mountains, abseiled and jumped from planes with parachutes. The braved tough mudders and paintballing. Others test their brain cells at Quiz Nights and bake beautiful products for sale. Some have had their heads shaved or danced til they drop at a fundraiser disco. There is no limit to their imagination, resourcefulness or their generosity.
And our friends and clients help too…
Further funds are raised through our Charity Golf Day and Charity Ball where our very generous guests dig deep for the Foundation.
And it all goes to…
The funds they all raise go into the Axis Foundation, along with a sizeable corporate donation from Axis. From here here they are distributed to small, worthy and local causes, to give people a hand up – rather than a hand out.
… To all who have helped the Foundation’s work in the communities we serve. Here’s to the next ten years of giving!