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Thursday, 13 October 2016
Dollar UK has recently kicked-off an exciting fundraising initiative from both its offices in Nottingham and Bicester, in aid of Rainbows Hospice, which is dedicated to meeting the needs of children and young people who are affected by life-limiting and life-threatening conditions; and Helen and Douglas House Hospice, which provides care for terminally ill children, young adults and their families across England. 

On Monday 26th September (launch day), members of the Dollar UK IT team began their virtual cycle ride - 1,164 miles from Nottingham and Bicester to Gdansk (Poland) and have 18 weeks to complete the challenge.

Family members, friends and colleagues will be invited to donate to the teams via the JustGiving page that is being set up. Miles will be completed on exercise bikes during team meetings, break times, and before and after work.

Additionally, the Dollar UK team in Nottingham will also be taking part in the Rainbow Hospice’s “Where’s it Bin?” challenge. Three branded wheelie bins will be dropped off to the office for a week and all staff members will be encouraged to bring in bagged items of unwanted clothes and things that can be sold at the hospice’s charity shops, and can drop them in either Betty, Bertie or Barry (the three coloured bins). And on Sunday 25th September, the office’s HR Manager also took part in the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, with all proceeds going to Rainbows hospice as well.

Kate Golding, Head of Organisational Giving at Rainbows Hospice, said: “We would like to say a big thanks to all at Dollar UK for getting on their bikes and helping to raise money over the next few months. It sounds like it’s going to be hard work and we are very grateful to all the team. Without support of companies like this we simply wouldn’t be able to open our doors and provide the invaluable service that we do for our children, young people and their families.”

Suzi Attree, Corporate Account Manager at Helen & Douglas House, said: “The team at Dollar UK have been fantastic supporters of Helen & Douglas House for a long time, getting involved in everything from our Santas’ on the Run race to Back to the 90s dress down days and bake sales. They have got to know us very well and their enthusiasm, effort and good will have helped us to look after children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses across the south of England. We are very excited about this challenge and know they will do brilliantly!”

Stuart Howard, CEO of Dollar UK, said: “We are so proud of the team for taking on this fabulous challenge for Rainbows Hospice and Helen and Douglas House – both such wonderful causes. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck, and want to say a huge thank you in advance to everyone who is encouraging the team in the form of donations.

“We pride ourselves on being a philanthropic organisation and are proud to be supporting both the charities.”

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