2. Charity & Healthcare
Photo (above) - the DCS cycling team !
Sept 2013 - DCS sponsors Shakespeare Puppies Appeal
DCS has sponsored the Shakespeare Puppies Appeal. DCS has donated both funds and free design work for the appeal. To see more - click here
Sept 2013 - DCS sponsors Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank
Denys Shortt - CEO of DCS Europe has agreed 12 months of help for the Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank. DCS Europe will be providing the Foodbank with £2400 worth of food at wholesale cost prices - over £3000 worth at shop prices. To see the work of the Foodbank - click here
Sept 2013 - DCS enters a team for MacRide
DCS enters Macride this year with DCS team shirts and the largest entry ever. Macride has become hugly popular and raises over £70,000 for cancer care. DCS is a strong supporter and has recruited help from Gillette to make this another record year. Well done team ! To sponsor the team please click here
March 2013- Red Nose Day Fun!
DCS Staff Dressed Down & made Red Nose themed cakes to raise a fantastic £840 for Comic Relief!
The National Comic Relif campaign raised an amazing £75 million and we're very pleased to support such a great cause.
Feb 2013- Supporting Phab Kids
We raised £860 for Phab Kids in February, through a Cake Sale & Dress Down Day!
Phab Kids is a charity which aims to promote and encourage people with and without physical disabilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete integration within the wider community and to make more of life together:
Charlie McCoombes is running the London Marathon for the charity in April- if you’d like to sponsor her please use the link below. Good luck Charlie!!
January 2013- Raising money for Hope House Children's Hospice
Our fundraising got off to a great start in 2013- DCS Staff raised £400 for Hope House Children's Hospice. The charity supports children and young adults with life limiting illnesses, more information on the fantastic work they do can be found here:
December 2012- DCS Donates over 1700 products to Crisis- supporting homeless people
In December 2012, DCS donated over 1700 products to Crisis, a charity which supports single Homeless people in the UK. The donation included essential Health & Beauty products such as deodorants, razors, shower gel, shampoo and dental kits. More information on the charity can be found here:
December 2012- DCS Raise £450 for Ehlers-Danlos Support Charity
DCS Staff raised £450 for the Ehlers-Danlos Support Charity. EDS is a connective tissue disorder and it’s genetic. EDS UK supports people who have EDS, educate those who need to learn more, and raise funds to enable further research and development. More information on the charity can be found here:
November 2012- DCS Donates to Troop AidDCS Europe donated just under 600 units of Enliven Toiletries to Troop Aid in November 2012. The charity provides basic essentials to service casualties when they return to the UK from serving overseas and DCS was delighted to support the Birmingham based charity. More information on the charity can be found at www.troopaid.info.
October 2012- Raising money for Breast Cancer's 'Wear it Pink' CampaignDCS Staff wore splashes of pink on Friday 26th October for Breast Cancer's 'Wear it Pink' campaign. A total of £500 was raised for the charity! More details of the campaign can be found here: www.wearitpink.co.uk
September 2012- Raising Money for Macmillan at the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'- £1154 raised!DCS Staff took part in Macmillan's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' in conjunction with a Dress Down Day and raised a total of £1154 for the charity! Staff with culinary skills made a fantastic range of sweet and savoury goodies that were gratefully bought by their colleagues.
August 2012- Raising Funds for the NHS Loss in Childbirth Fund at Warwick Hospital
DCS Europe staff raised £566 for the Loss in Childbirth Fund at Warwick Hospital. Employees had a Dress Down Day and also sold a selection of food to raise funds for Warwick Hospital.
July 2012- Fundraising for Molly
DCS held a Dress Down Day, Cake Sale and a Raffle to raise money for 'Molly's Mission' fund. The staff raised a fantastic £500 for Molly's fund.
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2012 - DCS & Gillette sponsors 2012 Macride
DCS Europe based in Stratford-upon-Avon is sponsoring MACRIDE 2012 with Gillette as a key sponsor.
This is the second year DCS has sponsored this event.
Denys Shortt,CEO of DCS, commented "We are delighted to help MacMillan with this event - it is such a great cause. The organiser Rob Gullen manages to raise £65,000 in just a few hours which is amazing !"
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June 2012- DCS Supports Shakespeare Hospice Moonlit WalkOn 23rd June, over 300 walkers will be setting off on a 10km walk around Stratford-upon-Avon to raise money for the Shakespeare Hospice. DCS is delighted to be supporting the event for another year! Every walker will receive a goody bag containing a selection of Enliven products. Please visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk for more details
May 2012- DCS Donates £310 to MencapDCS raised a fantastic £310 in May through a Dress Down Day. Mencap supports people in the UK with a learning disability and we are delighted to support the charity. Please visit the website for more details: www.mencap.org.uk
April 2012- DCS donates products for Chemotherapy PacksIn April, DCS donated toiletry products to Respite and Recovery UK, a charity which provides chemotherapy packs to cancer patients to help them cope with the side effects of their treatment. We are delighed to hear from the charity that the products have been used in over 400 packs and have been well received by the patients. More details of the charity can be found on their website, www.respiteandrecovery.co.uk
April 2012- DCS Raises £300 for Acorns Children HospiceDCS raised £300 through a Dress Down Day in April for Acorns Children's Hospice. Established in 1988, Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England. For more details, please go to www.acorns.org.uk
March 2012- DCS Raises £300 for Sport Relief
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. DCS joined in with a Dress Down Day and raised £300! For more details, please visit www.sportrelief.com
February 2012- DCS raises £300 for the British Heart FoundationDCS Staff supported the British Heart Foundation's National Wear Red Day and raised £300 for the charity. The charity funds research into the prevention, care and treatment of heart disease and helps affected people across the UK. More details of the charity can be found at www.bhf.org.uk
Jan 2012- DCS Support Coventry and Warwickshire Air Ambulance
£300 was raised to support the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in January 2012.
The charity provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) to the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Milton Keynes area. Their main purpose is to prevent loss of life, relieve sickness and aid recovery to those in need across the entire operating area. They provide an excellent service funded entirely by voluntary donations, driven by first class professionals and supported by an army of fantastic volunteers. More details can be found at http://www.wnaa.co.uk/
2011.12 DCS Donates Enliven to the Shakespeare Hospice
Denys Shortt donated Christmas gifts to staff and patients at the Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford-upon-Avon. Enliven is also available to buy from the Hospice shops in Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and Henley-in-Arden.
2011.09 DCS donates to wounded troopsfor the full story - click here
2011.09 DCS sponsors Macmillan MACRIDE event
Over 1000 riders turned out for the annual Macmillan Cancer Support cycling event - MACRIDE.
Denys Shortt, Founder of DCS Europe, was there to see the riders off at the start.
DCS helped sponsor the water for the event - thousands of bottles kindly supplier by ONE WATER.
DCS also arranged for Duracall and Gillette sponsorship to ensure all the riders had numbers on their bikes and a medal at the end. A huge thanks to Gillette.
10 riders took part from DCS and we hope to increase that next year.
Macride raises a massive £50,000 each year it is held - all thanks to Rob Gullen the organiser.
2011.06 DCS sponsors Hospice Moonlit Walk
DCS recently sponsored the Shakespeare Hospice Moonlit Walk. Every member of the walk was given free Enliven toiletries.
2011.06 DCS raises £4500 for cancer charitiesDCS Europe - the Stratford-upon-Avon based health and beauty brands distributor - has managed to raise a huge £4500 for Charity in the Lions Raft Race.
This was the first time DCS has entered the race and organiser Will Franklin of DCS Manufacturing managed to get three DCS rafts competing.
To add to the excitement two BBC presenters joined the DCS rafts to race eachother. The programme filmed for CBBC will be aired next year.
Denys Shortt CEO of DCS commented "our crews had no idea of what hard work it is to row five hours on a heavy raft - we are very proud of them"
"All in all a great day and great fun - the Lions are to be commended for running such a superb event."
The DCS funds will go towards The Graham Fulford Charitable Trust for Prostate Cancer and to Macmillan Cancer Support.
2011 - DCS supplies 3600 air essentials packs to Heroes
Denys Shortt - CEO of DCS Europe plc has agreed to provide over three thousand air-essentials gift bags to wounded troops for the next twelve months.
At Christmas DCS working with Help for Heroes supplied over 300 air-essentials bags for wounded troops returning from abroad. The project was a such great success that DCS has agreed to continue for the next year.
DCS has received the support of leading suppliers such as Colgate, P&G and Unilever and also provide their own "Made in England" Enliven products in the gift bags.
Feedback from Help for Heroes -
"This is fantastic news, thank you! We are incredibly happy that DCS are involved with this project as we have had some great feedback and we know that these packs truly make a difference. Below I have provided some feedback regarding the packs. It is absolutely fantastic that you can help us, help those who need our support."
Message from one of our soldiers :
"My name is Kyle and I have just come back from Afghanistan after being shot in the leg, on the way back I received a goody bag from yourselves, I'd just like to say thank you very much. It give me a smile to know that people actually do care."
2011 - DCS sponsors Macmillan MacRide
DCS has sponsored the Stratford-upon-Avon MacRide for 2011.
1000 riders and 25 miles !
Or for the serious riders amongst you - 100 riders do 100 miles !
Sunday 11th September 2011
Only £10 to enter !
Visit the website - click here
DCS and Enliven in association with The Shakespeare Hospice
DCS and Enliven are proud to announce they are now working in association with The Shakespeare Hospice.
Enliven products have kindly been donated free of charge by DCS for sale in the Hospice based in Stratford Upon Avon where full value will go to the charity.
DCS brings Christmas Cheer to The Shakespeare HospiceStratford-upon-Avon based company DCS Europe have demonstrated their support for The Shakespeare Hospice and the community it serves by donating ‘Enliven' Christmas gift bags containing health and beauty products for all Hospice patients and Hospice staff.
In total more than 150 gifts were donated and these presents will be greatly appreciated by Hospice patients and staff alike.
Speaking of DCS's kind donation Alex McDowell, Head of Fundraising at The Shakespeare Hospice said "We are truly touched by this wonderful gesture by DCS' This thoughtful gift that shows the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Stratford and it also highlights the benefits to the wider community when locally based companies and charities work together. The Hospice would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Denys Shortt and everyone at DCS for their kind gift"
Enliven health and beauty products are made in Stratford-upon-Avon. For more information please visit http://www.enliven.co.uk/
Crisis at ChristmasThank you so much for your very generous pledge of milk for Crisis At Christmas 2010.
As a major donor, DCS Europe play a critical part in our programme of services to enable homeless people to enjoy Christmas and, for many, take the first steps out of homelessness. Without this support, we could not provide the companionship, meals, accommodation and the 23 services from healthcare and skills learning to employment and housing advice.
Please extend a very big "Thank You" to everyone at DCS Europe for their very kind and generous support.
With kind regards
Neil M Kennedy
Telephone: 020 7036 2676
Homelessness ends here
66 Commercial Street, London E1 6LTCrisis UK (trading as Crisis). Company Number: 4024938 | Charity Numbers: England and Wales 1082947, Scotland SC040094
Crisis is dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life changing services and campaigning for change. At Christmas, Crisis open nine temporary centres across London to provide homeless people with accommodation and a comprehensive range of services to provide the first steps out of homelessness.
2010 September - DCS helps raise £20,000 for injured troops !
DCS recently helped raise money with the Royal Marines for injured troops from Afghanistan.
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