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, through numerous activities such as bake sales, cycle rides and ‘dress down days’ 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:
Ride for the Roses
Apollo 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
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 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.
WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care for children, young people and their families in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild’s vision works towards practical and emotional support, funding projects and research and influencing the future of health, education and social care policy to ensure it meets the needs of families of seriously ill children and young people.
The Rowans Hospice
The Rowans Hospice is a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Established in 1994, The Rowans Hospice support more than 1,000 patients and families across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire every year. Costing more than £5 million a year to continue their vital work, the charity provide services free from discrimination and free of charge.
Dogs Trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 17,000 dogs each year through its network of over 20 re-homing centres in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Today, Dogs Trust works within the community to re-home dogs and alongside the Government to support with a range of issues in society including dangerous dogs, puppy farming and the online sale of puppies.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have and campaigns for better cancer care. The Macmillan Cancer Support goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.