NewVoiceMedia’s Foundation raised £7,178 from a range of staff and customer initiatives throughout 2015, which will contribute towards fundraising efforts for a new minibus for the charity. Naomi House & Jacksplace’s hospices provide expert care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight. Its support teams are experts in delivering the crucial emotional and developmental aspects of care that families need and its emphasis on innovation, clinical excellence and holistic care means the charity can support children and young people with some of the most complex medical needs.
Launched in 2010, NewVoiceMedia’s Foundation encompasses all charitable activities carried out at the company, focusing on skills-based volunteering, matched funding and fundraising activities. NewVoiceMedia also recently announced that it was among the first UK companies to join corporate philanthropy movement Pledge 1%. Founded by Atlassian, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, Rally and Salesforce.org, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
Jill McDonagh, area fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, commented, “We are extremely grateful for NewVoiceMedia’s support. The company’s generous donation will help us to buy a new minibus, which will make a big difference to children and young people with life-limited and life-threatened illnesses. Without the tremendous generosity of individuals, businesses and groups in the community, we could not keep the doors of Naomi House and Jacksplace open and continue to provide much-needed respite, care and support for these families”.
Rohini Bali, NewVoiceMedia Foundation manager, said, “Naomi House & Jacksplace is an exemplary charity, and one that we are incredibly proud to support. We are pleased to have increased our commitment to integrated philanthropy over the last year and that we are able to give something back to the community while supporting the causes that are important to our employees”.