The One Point Foundation has been the busiest ever this past year, supporting numerous fantastic local causes. Below, we take a look back at The One Point Foundation's activity over the past year:
The One Point Foundation donated £50 to the charity, Martin House, in support of Bee Interiors' efforts to raise funds for the charity.
Belinda Allinson, of Bee Interiors, participated in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, with the aim to raise funds for their chosen charity, Martin House, which provides family led care for children with life shortening conditions.
Martin House is a place where children, young people and families from across West, North, and East Yorkshire, can go and stay from time-to-time along their journey and find support, rest, and practical help.
The One Point Foundation have continued to support Hull-based education charity, Run With It, with a donation to fund enrichment days for schools surrounding the Hull area. Alongside this, The One Point Foundation further donated 2 laptops.
Run With It is a charity with an excellent mission and The One Point are proud to have supported the charity's growth since 2016.
The donation to Run With It was in the interest of supporting literacy and numeracy programmes for Dunswell Academy, Swanland Primary School, Grimoldby Primary School and St Anne's School and Sixth Form College.
We have seen great results from the programmes being held as a result of our donation and we look forward to seeing more from Run With It.
The One Point Foundation donated to Smile Foundation in support of their annual Easter Egg Appeal.
Smile Foundation appealed to local businesses and individuals to donate to their annual Easter Egg Appeal, to collect enough Easter Eggs to ensure every child at each Smile supported charity received a sweet treat at Easter.
The One Point Foundation and members of The One Point team who wanted to support Smile in reaching their goal, donated a selection of 50 plus Easter Eggs, sweet treats and activities.
In support of The One Point Foundation, we raised a fantastic sum of £1,800 from the first annual Golf Day hosted by The One Point.
Our guests enjoyed full use of the Greens at the Burstwick Country Golf Club. All around, it was a fantastic day of fundraising and good spirits.
Throughout the day, the teams played shotgun-style competing to win our top prizes, which ranged from, paid team entry into another local golf event, champagne, and a special prize for the losing team.
The One Point and IT@Spectrum took part in the Hull 10k 2019, to raise funds for The One Point Foundation and Child Dynamix, so that we can continue to support Smile Foundation and other local causes and charities related to general health, well-being and young people.
Over the past year, The One Point Foundation has raised around £20,000 and allocated around £19,000 of that back out to support local causes and charities!
This has been the 3rd year that The One Point Team has participated in the Hull 10k. Alongside our sister company, IT@Spectrum. Both companies raised a fantastic sum of around £850!
The One Point Foundation donated £100 to ICT Helpdesk Analyst, Jacob Hodgson, in support of him completing the 10k walk for Crohn's & Colitis UK.
We are also on board with supporting the 'Not Every Disability is Visible' Campaign through 'My Stoma Journey'.
Read about Jacob's story battling Crohn's and living with a stoma here.
Our Supply Chain Controller, Daniel Elliott, took part in running the Orsted Great Grimsby 10k in July 2019.
Danny completed the 10k in a fantastic time of 53 minutes!
He decided to support the Hull Homeless Community Project (HHCP), who exist to support all those affected by, at risk of or worried about homelessness, modern slavery, family crisis, poverty and mental health in Hull and the surrounding area.
In support of Danny running the Grimsby 10k and fundraising for HHCP, The One Point Foundation donated £100 to Danny's JustGiving.com page.
The One Point Foundation donated £100 to Principal Software Architect, David Carr, in support of him completing the 'One Million Step Challenge', fundraising for Diabetes UK.
"I'm taking part in the One Million Step Challenge to support people affected by diabetes. I've not been very active recently but this is a cause I want to support and be more active at the same time. There are 4.7 million people living with diabetes in the UK, the complications of which lead to over 500 premature deaths every week. So, I'm stepping towards a healthier me, and a better future for people living with diabetes."
Huge congratulations from all the team, David, on completing the One Million Step Challenge¬†and raising a fantastic sum of £142 for Diabetes UK!
In November 2019, Martin, Danny and Ben took part in the Hardwolds 80 Ultra-Marathon.
They decided to take part in this Ultra-Marathon because they wanted to push their physical and mental capabilities, as well as support The One Point Foundation. So, they gathered a group of like-minded runners, who wanted to face the challenge, whilst raising money for a good cause.
The Hardwolds 80 is an Ultra-Marathon that follows the Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey, passing through chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife, alongside market towns and ancient villages such as Brantingham, Thixendale and the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy, before arriving at the seaside resort of Filey.
Not only was completing the Hardwolds 80 Ultra-Marathon a huge individual achievement for all 3 of them, but they also managed to raise an amazing sum of £735 for The One Point Foundation!
The Payroll Raffle¬†is an opportunity for The One Point team to show their support for The One Point Foundation, in return for the opportunity to win fantastic monthly prizes, with even bigger prizes given on a quarterly basis.
December 2019's top prize winner was ICT Helpdesk Team Leader, Lewis Cook, who was presented with a certificate for the 'Power Hour Friday'!
December's second place winner was Head of Public Sector, Dave Newton, who was presented with a bottle of Prosecco!
We recently sponsored The Virtual Dementia Tour Bus, which visited Hica's, The Hollies, on 12th March 2020, where carers could experience symptoms of dementia through a virtual tour inside the bus.
"The worldwide, scientifically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like, allows delegates to enter the world of the person and understand which simple changes need to be made to their practice and environment to really improve lives of people with dementia."
"The need to have a better understanding of the physical effects of dementia is so important for anyone that comes into direct or indirect contact with people living with dementia. Giving the ability to walk in the shoes of people with dementia is an inspirational experience and one that has changed the way I view people who live with dementia."
In celebration of their 15th anniversary, HER Breast Friends has launched 'The Butterfly Effect' to raise awareness of breast cancer and vital funds for the charity.
"We are inviting businesses and schools to purchase and decorate a blank MDF Butterfly. The decorated butterflies will then be displayed in various venues across and Hull and East Yorkshire for a period of time, ahead of a public vote to determine the winning butterfly in both categories. The winners will be announced at The Butterfly Ball on 7th November 2020."
In support of HER Breast Friend's 'The Butterfly Effect', The One Point are donating 2 Butterflies to Swanland Primary School and St Anne's Primary School, for them to decorate and take part in the public vote to determine the winning butterfly.