The Naomi House & Jacksplace Corporate Awards 2016

The Naomi House & Jacksplace Corporate Awards 2016!

Corporate Awards 2016

Last night, (Wednesday 2nd November) we gave thanks and celebrated the support we receive from local businesses and organisations.

The Naomi House & Jacksplace Corporate Awards 2016 was held at The Winchester Science Centre. After a fantastic star gazing experience in their planetarium, and a very moving speech from Val Dowd, the awards ceremony began.

Here are the award winners and the judges comments:

Physical Challenge of the Year Award:

Winner: Hampshire Probation Service.
Their European Cycle 500 Challenge raised nearly £14,000 for our hospices. The challenge was to cycle 500 miles in 5 days through 5 countries. They had 22 cyclists and 7 support crew and the the ride took 14 months to plan! 

Directors' Challenge of the Year Award:

Winner: Mark Holmes, Countrywide.
Mark courageously climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised nearly £11,000 to fund a full day’s services at both hospices. He followed up this challenge by allowing staff to buy the afternoon off to watch the Euros!

Business Charity Champion of the Year Award:

Winner: Shanie Clarke from Bouygues UK
Shanie is Chair of Bouygues B-Involved Committee. Shanie drives all corporate fundraising and volunteering, produces the charity newsletter, keeps all fundraisers engaged, encourages attendance at events, manages donation stations and arranges bucket collections.

Store Wars Champion of the Year Award:

Winner: Vodafone
As part of their Graduate programme, Vodafone challenged each other over 2 days in 7 stores with fundraising that included dance mats, bake sales, circus tricks, sponsored rowing and many, many lightsabres. 14 teams raised £23,867 match funded to donate a total £47,734. 

Best Business-Charity Partnership:

Winner: The panel were unable to choose a winner for this award and have named all seven nominees joint winners.

  • Ordnance Survey for producing maps for the Clarendon Way Walk 2016
  • Rainbow Office Supplies for ongoing donations of free stationary
  • Hildon Water for ongoing donations of water for challenge events
  • Coffin Mew LLP for all-round support and sage advice over two years 
  • Mars Drinks for supply of refreshments for the Clarendon Way Walk 2016
  • Fyffes Group Ltd for supply of bananas at challenge events
  • Beaulieu Motor Museum for donating their incredible venue for events

Corporate Newcomer Award:

Winner: Ridge & Partners LLP
Ridge & Partners LLP smashed their target of £9,000 with a large fundraising programme, including Walk the Test Way, a Charity Dinner and a Golf Day, the 3 Peaks Challenge, Mongol Car Rally, Pizza Lunch Fridays and Dress Down Days.

Fundraising Charity Partnership of the Year Award: Under 50 employees

Winner: Evolution Water
Evolution Water held 2 events for us this year. Most notably they Cycled from Devizes to Westminster, facing rain, mist, snow and hail to get there. They suffered 3 punctures and 2 crashes before completing their journey. They have been supporters for 10 years and raised over £10,000 in that time.

Fundraising Charity Partnership of the Year Award: Over 50 employees

Winners: Redrow Homes & Beals Estate Agents
Redrow Homes have raised in excess of £15,000, through the sale of show home furniture, a Charity Ball and Charity Golf Day.

Over the last few years, Beals Estate Agents have made generous donations on an annual basis to our hospices. This year, they have donated a brand new car in conjunction with The Richmond Motor Group, the star prize in our autumn -winter lottery. They’ve set an ambitious but achievable target of £10,000 in ticket sales.

Trusts and Foundations Award:

Winner: Maria Marina
We are just coming to the end of a 3 year partnership during which time this Foundation has supported our diversion therapies providing £117,520 in the last few years.

Most Innovative Fundraising Initiative Award:

Winner: Ellis Knight Recruitment
Ellis Knight Recruitment were awarded a Guinness World Record by running the Bournemouth Marathon in a 5 man Viking Ship, something that has never been done before! They intend to take on more endurance challenges after the success of the Viking Ship and the next is to run 7 marathons in 7 days through March 2017. They happily include other organisations in their efforts, and do a great job of raising our profile, as well as raising money to enable us to run our service.

Special Recognition Award:

Winner: Coffin Mew
Coffin Mew fully embraced supporting our organisation, holding events, giving in-house training, making both corporate and care team introductions which help us to enhance and develop the services we offer to families. They have raised over £12,000 from fundraising activities including an annual quiz, band event, netball tournament, tuck shops, sweepstakes, charity breakfasts, and generally engaging all staff across their Southampton and Portsmouth offices. 

Thank you to all the winners and finalists for your fantastic support and a special thank you to Val Dowd and her family for sharing their story with us. To read Catherine's Story, click here.

All photos are copyright of Laura Scottorn Photography.