Community Matters

Community matters here at Apollo Fire Detectors and as a socially responsible employer we like to give back to our local community and our employees.

We support a number of charities throughout the year, all nominated by staff, through numerous activities such as donation drives, sponsored events and 'dress down Fridays' to name a few.​ 

Our ‘dress down days’ take place every Friday and participating employees donate £1 to our nominated charity. Below are some of the charities that we have supported recently:

Portsmouth Food Bank

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Apollo staff collected and donated a variety of food items for the Portsmouth Foodbank, as well as donating the proceeds from the weekly Dress Down Friday. Items delivered to the foodbank by Finance Director Pete Browitt included Easter eggs for local families, and a wide range of non-perishable goods which the charity desperatley needed, including tinned fruit, long-life juice, baby food, UHT milk and cereal.  The Portsmouth Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.​

Wessex Cancer Trust

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Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone in the local community affected by cancer, regardless of age, gender or type of cancer.  A group of 18 employees competed against other teams in the Portsmouth Dragon Boat Festival at Portsmouth's North Harbour, gaining sponsorship towards the charity from colleagues and family members.  The total raised for the event and the weekly staff dress down Friday resulted in a fantastic £1,092.44 being raised for the charity. 

Canine Partners

Four mans standind next to bikesWe were joined at the Apollo offices in Havant by Pam Quick and assistance dog Alucia from Canine Partners, who we presented with £500 that employees raised by donating to dress down on Fridays. Monies raised will go towards the amazing work the charity does training assistance dogs to support people with physical disabilities.

Salvation Army

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Steve Brown Apollo Fire Detectors Managing Director visited The Haven Salvation Army community centre in Portsmouth, to deliver presents donated by Apollo staff for children and elderly persons who may not receive a gift this year. The Christmas toys and gifts donated to the charity were individually chosen and donated by employees at Apollo, wrapped by the Salvation Army and distributed across Portsmouth to families in need, older people and those experiencing homelessness at Christmas.  Throughout the month of December other fundraising activities at Apollo included dress down Fridays, a Christmas jumper day and other staff initiatives resulting in £1087 being raised for the charity. 

Ride for the Roses

Four mans standind next to bikesApollo staff members joined our customer Hertek to cycle 500km (311 Miles) over 3 days across the Netherlands and Germany to raise funds for Ride for the Roses Dutch cancer society. The Ride for the Roses main event involved around 10,000 cyclists all completing 25 km, 50km or 100km rides and raising funds to support the fight against cancer. Everyone who participated was presented with a rose at the finish line to symbolise a tomorrow for everyone.

Horndean Hawks FC U7s & PO9 Food Bank

Paper bags with presents We sponsored the Horndean Hawks under-7’s football team to buy a new kit for the current season. In return for the sponsorship the Horndean Hawks gave back to the local community by collecting 15 bags of food from friends and family and donating it to the local Havant based PO9 Food Bank. We’d like to say well done to the Horndean Hawks and good luck for the season!

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Demelza Hospice Care for Children logoDemelza Hospice cares for terminally ill children and their families, offering respite breaks, end of life care and bereavement support at hospices in South East London and Kent and through a hospice at home service in East Sussex. Apollo has donated 259 devices to Demelza as their current system was in desperate need of updating, with Multifire offering their time in installing and maintaining the new detectors.