David Phillips is keen to give something back to the community and environment where we operate.
David Phillips raised over £600 and donated £550 on toys and also generously donated a Wii, with games, for Newham University Hospital, Plaistow. The money was raised by David Phillips London staff members across two offices and including sales, admin, accounts and logistical staff. This is an amazing gesture from David Phillips staff and we are hoping to raise more money next year!
David Phillips sent an intrepid cycling trio to join Cycle to Cannes ride, cycle ride from London to Cannes and at the same time raising money for five charities: LandAid, Toms Trust, Sarah Matheson, Article 25 and The Duke of Edinburgh Award. This year Cycle to Cannes raised over £1million - a record breaking year since Cycle to Cannes started!
The David Phillips cyclists were Nicholas Gill (CEO), Ed Grant (Head of Rental) and they embarked on the daunting prospect of cycling 1500km in 6 days which is no easy undertaking. The adventure started on 3rd March in London and finished in Cannes on 8th March in time for Mipim 2011.
What is Cycle to Cannes?
Cycle to Cannes is the brainchild of Peter Murray who believed a cycling event at the same time as the MIPIM Property Fair hosted in Cannes could raise significant amounts for good causes. Since 2006 C2C have assisted our five core charities: LandAid, Tom's Trust, Sarah Matheson Trust, Article 25 and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award all of which are exceptionally good causes.
In 2007 Cycle to Cannes raised £270,000, 2008 over £210,000, despite the economic gloom in 2009 £130,000 was raised and last year 85 riders raised a staggering £172,000 for charity - all generated in the midst of recession hit Britain.
Have a look at the website www.cycle2cannes.org for further information about Cycle to Cannes.
David Phillips support local Charity
As the Christmas period is a time of giving, in 2012 we chose to raise money for the Ray of Sunshine Children's Charity.
This is a London based charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children. The wish David Phillips aimed to fulfil was for a 4 year old girl called Meghna from Warwickshire. Meghna is living with Wilms Tumour and end stage renal failure. Meghna's wish was to come to London to meet Mr Tumble, the BBC CBeebies Children's character. Through the generosity of the David Phillips Group employees we managed to raise £849 which means Meghna's wish can be granted.
We went to meet the Ray of Sunshine organisers to present the cheque on Wednesday 9th January and met Genni who has been our contact at the charity, and CEO, Jane Sharpe. We are sure Meghna and her family had a great day in London meeting Mr Tumble and we are happy to have supported the charity throughout 2012 and into 2013.
Great Ormond Street Charity Donation
Our initial goal was £1,000 - but after we managed to achieve this within 2 weeks we increased this to £2,000. Our fundraiser saw our teams take part in a number of events, including a football tournament that saw our delivery team victorious, raising £200 in the process:
Three members of our London team, Eddie, Les & Laura, went the extra mile as part of our Christmas Charity Bonanza, each shaving their heads for the cause:
The final amount donated was £2,500, more than double our initial target. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in all of the other parts of this fundraiser, by donating their lunches, taking part in our pyjama and Christmas jumper Days, and entering our Christmas raffle.