For Mission Christmas 2015, Wave 105 Cash for Kids is teaming up with parcel service Doddle to make sure as many children as possible across the south will get a gift this Christmas.
With more than 64,000 under 18’s living in poverty in the region, the annual festive initiative aims to put a smile on the face of a child on Christmas morning by asking people to donate new, unwrapped Christmas gifts to those who otherwise wouldn’t receive one. Last year’s collection saw more than 68,000 gifts donated for disadvantaged children.
Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “We know Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year and there are many who would like to help our Mission Christmas initiative but struggle to find the time. With the addition of Doddle, we are making it even easier for people and businesses to donate a gift from the convenience of their own home or office, without having to head to a drop-off point.”
This year, charitable gift givers can opt to donate online using the Doddle parcel service by selecting ‘Mission Christmas Doddle Southampton’ as the delivery address for their parcels. The new gifts will be delivered to the Doddle parcel store and collected by Pickfords to be distributed.
Gloria adds: “No child should have to wake up to no presents at Christmas, and with the public’s support, we hope to reach many more disadvantaged children this year. By teaming up with Doddle, our donators can be safe in the knowledge that their gifts will reach those that need them in plenty of time for Christmas.”
The annual Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity Easter appeal is due to launch Monday March 9.
Listeners and charity supporters will be encouraged to donate an Easter egg for disadvantaged children to various drop-off points across the south, right up until Friday March 27. Last year’s appeal saw more than 2,000 eggs donated.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “This is our fifth annual Easter egg appeal, and it’s so important to us that as many children as possible can enjoy this time of year. Something as simple as an Easter egg can really make a difference to those less fortunate children, and bring a smile to their faces.
“We couldn’t do this without the wonderful support we receive every year, whether it be from our listeners, charity supports, or from our wonderful sponsors Partridge of Hampshire.”
The team at Partridge BMW/ MINI said: “Partridge are proud to be supporting the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Easter Egg appeal this year and hope to be inundated with eggs. We are making it our mission to deliver as many eggs as we can to disadvantaged children across the region this Easter.”
Wave 105 Cash for Kids have drop-off points at various Sainsbury’s stores across Hampshire. For a full list of drop-off points across the south please click on the Easter egg appeal tab on the Wave 105 website www.wave105.com.
The South’s biggest radio station, Wave 105, was proud to take part in the development of emerging young business talent, by sponsoring the Sales Person of the Year Award 2015, at the Enterprise Challenge Celebrations organised by the Enterprise and Skills Company.
The Sales Person of the Year Award, which commends selling skills and talent, was presented to India Doyle by Jon Brooks, commercial director at Wave 105. The awards were held at the Life Centre in Bournemouth.
Jon said: “We couldn’t have been more delighted to award India with Sales Person of the Year. Her work both as an individual and as part of her team was inspiring, and demonstrated a true dedication to the art of pitching, selling and creating a buzz towards her teams’ products.”
He added: “The event was superb. With the quality of work and pitching skills of each shortlisted team, competition was tense, but there was a great sense of team spirit too.”
The annual Enterprise Challenge Celebrations, sponsored by Bournemouth University, and hosted by the Enterprise and Skills Company, aim to encourage and promote entrepreneurship and business skills within young people across Dorset.
Students were tasked with selling their own goods, and learning about the complexities of running a small business, from the boardroom to the selling stand.
A ceremony held at the FJB’s Harbour Heights Hotel, marked the announcement of seven charities and causes to benefit from £21,000 raised by generous guests of the hotel group.
Throughout 2014, FJB raised these funds for Wave 105’s Cash for Kids by holding a series of events. Guests were also encouraged to add an optional extra £1 to their hotel bills.
The Cash for Kids team and FJB Group worked together to decide which grants the money should be awarded to in the Bournemouth and Poole area. The beneficiaries were announced this week at the event and include: Roundtable Wish Foundation, Montacute School, Asher Nardone’s disabled son, The Listening Ear, BCHA, Life Education Wessex, and Autism Wessex.
Design and marketing manager for the FJB Group, Daniel Taylor, said: “It was a pleasure for us to host this event for the chosen charities. We are thrilled to have raised these vital funds for Cash for Kids, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our extremely generous hotel guests and visitors.”
Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, added: “We had a wonderful evening at The Harbour Heights hotel. Our chosen charities were unaware they would be receiving funds from us and FJB, so they were totally overwhelmed with the announcement. We would like to extend our thanks to the FJB Group and its customers for their continuous support, the money raised really will make a real difference. We look forward to working with FJB throughout 2015.”
Wave 105 has awarded Bournemouth-resident Beryl Parker at this year’s Pride Awards, hosted by the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Foundation Trust.
Beryl was acknowledged for her dedicated fundraising achievements at the prestigious awards ceremony and was presented with the coveted ‘Hospital Community Award’ which Wave 105 sponsored.
Throughout the last 15 years, Beryl has devoted her time to fundraising for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Breast Unit. Thanks to a combination of garden parties, raffles, the selling of home-made cards and the production of a burlesque calendar, Beryl has raised a total of £37,000.
Beryl was delighted to win this year’s Hospital Community Award, commenting: “What a surprise! I was completely unsuspecting. When the winner was announced, I think I went on to another planet. I will come down from the clouds at some point.”
The money raised by Beryl has enabled the breast unit to purchase four portable ultrasound scanners, used to aid diagnosis in the outpatient clinic. Beryl was nominated for the award by Tony Skene, a consultant surgeon and clinical lead for Bournemouth breast unit. Tony said: “We are immensely grateful to Beryl for her drive and passion in continuing to raise money for breast cancer care in Bournemouth. I’m thrilled her efforts have now been publicly recognised.”
This is the first year Wave 105 sponsored a category at the Pride Awards, with presenter Steve Power hosting the evening’s presentation. Wave 105’s commercial director, Jon Brooks, added: “We were honoured to be involved with the Pride Awards and thoroughly enjoyed recognising an individual who has gone the extra mile. We look forward to doing it again and supporting the community’s achievements next year.”
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