Charity of the year for 2018 - DVS Ltd
DVS, one of the fastest growing security surveillance distributors in Europe, has selected DKMS to be their Charity of the Year for 2018. Gavin Dunleavy, Commercial Director of DVS, wanted to support DKMS after Gavin’s friend and father of three Ian Witham was diagnosed with an aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in September 2017 and was searching for a matching blood stem cell donor. Gavin said:
“Ian and I have been friends for over 10 years and it was heartbreaking to witness him and his family go through such a devastating time. I wanted to do everything that I could to support him which is why I nominated DKMS to be DVS’s Charity of the Year for 2018. To know that we are raising vital funds to help register more potential lifesavers who could one day be a match for someone in need of a transplant is really inspiring.”
Charity of the year for 2016 - Society of Asian Lawyers
The Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL) is the UK´s largest independent legal society, with nearly 3000 legal and other professional members. SAL members encompass a cross section of the legal world. We partnered with SAL in 2015 and have created a bespoke programme of donor recruitment and fundraising activities. We were working creatively with SAL to increase registrations from their culturally diverse members and to raise money to fund these registrations.
Charity of the year for 2015 - Park Leisure
Boasting 11 award winning holiday home parks in the UK‘s most desirable locations, Park Leisure provides 5-star luxury holiday home ownership for all needs and budgets to enhance everyone‘s all-important leisure time.
Named as one of JustGiving‘s top 1% fundraisers, Park Leisure‘s philosophy is to give-back. From intrepid cycle rides and walks to cake and coffee mornings, they love pulling together to reach a common goal – raising money for others!
Charity of the year for 2014 - Charles Stanley
Charles Stanley are one of the oldest investment management companies in the City of London. We were nominated and championed by Suki Copeland, their Head of Human Resources & Development, who said:
“I am so pleased to have found a cause that we can do something tangible to help – blood cancer can be curable. If you are willing to register you may one day receive a call and have the privilege of saving someone’s life."