DLL Group raises over £11,000 for the WorkFit programme

Our charity partnership with DLL Group began just before Awareness Week 2016 and the staff have been amazing with their support ever since then.

Together, so far, they have raised £11,341 for WorkFit, and the partnership will continue into 2017, for this year’s Awareness Week too. 

In October last year, DLL colleagues from the UK and Germany took part in the Great DLL Challenge 2016 which involved a 300km bike ride to Eindhoven to then run the DLL Eindhoven Marathon!

gavin-fox-louise-smith-joe-dixon-and-lynda-cortis-outside-dll-office-permissions-receivedThank you to everyone who took part in the Great DLL Challenge which was a huge success and exceeded everyone’s expectations as they raised over £4000 for us in just this one event! Karen Kidd, DLL Facilities Manager said: It was two tough days and a long weekend, but well worth it!”

They also arranged a Golf Day and held a special awareness raising bike ride during Awareness Week 2016.

DLL aren’t just supporting us financially.  Six members of staff were very generous with their time too when they visited our Head Office armed with paint and brushes as part of Global Volunteer Week.  They made a fabulous job of refreshing our tired paintwork, making it a much nicer room for our families to visit.

16b-corporate-fundraising-dll-volunteers-at-dsa-offices“It has been great to come to the DSA offices and help them by decorating one of the meeting rooms.  Global Volunteer Week has given us all a great chance to do something rewarding for our charity partner,” said Renuka Mistry.

Alexa Dizon, Head of Fundraising and Events commented, It is fantastic that the DLL Group chose us for one of its activities in Global Volunteer Week.  We really appreciate the fantastic job the six volunteers did in only one day!”

Not only are the staff at DLL supporting us financially, but now  DLL Group are a registered WorkFit employer and have successfully completed their training. The teams really engaged with WorkFit during the session:

“I want every company on the business park to employ someone with Down’s syndrome. Why wouldn’t you?!”

 “The training has made me feel like I know more and understand a lot more about Down’s syndrome.”

We’d like to send a great big vote of thanks to the whole team at DLL Group who have made such an amazing effort in so many different ways.