Dax in the Community
Since its formation in 2000 Dax International has continued to make charitable contributions to various organisations both in the local community and nationally. Below are the details of some of our chosen contributions.
Safe 4 Kids Initiative for Gloucestershire.
‘Safe 4 Kids is an organisation committed to helping keep our children safer in todays modern world.’ – www.safe4kids.org.uk
Using their unique resources Safe4Kids aim to capture the imagination of children and adults alike by entertaining and informing them in a way that they find fun and enjoyable. Safe4Kids alongside businesses, educationalists and emergency services believe it is important to make children aware of the dangers they may enounter whilst encouraging their natural sense of adventure.
‘For many Parents and Teachers using computer technology can create an almost pathological fear. However, it is important that we are familiar with the correct way to use it in order to moderate and guide our children.’ – www.safe4kids.org.uk
As a result we have ‘designed a range of entertaining safety literature aimed not only at getting children’s attention and educating them on specific safety topics, but also educating adults about the modern danger children face these days.’
An Information Pack and CD have been donated by Dax to Mitton Manor Primary School, Tewkesbury to use as an education tool.
Selex Galileo S&AS Charity Challenge Golf Day.
Dax has contributed sponsorship of the Selex Galileo Charity Challenge Golf Day on many occasions. It runs in support of two charities, the first the ‘Diane Wishart Appeal’ and the second ‘Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.’
The Diane Wishart Appeal and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Marie Curie Cancer Care was established in 1948, the same year as the NHS. Today, ‘more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help provide care for terminally ill patients in the community and in our hospices, along with support for their families.’ – www.mariecurie.org.uk
See www.geocities.com/diane.wishart/DianeW.html for Diane’s story.
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
A Maggie’s Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the problems, small or large, associated with Cancer.
‘The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centre’s Trust was founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks in 1995 to provide support for people affected by cancer, their families, carers and friends to empower people to live with, through and beyond cancer.’
Tewkesbury Tigers Junior Rugby Team (TRFC)
Dax has contributed sponsorship to Tewkesbury Tigers (TRFC) Junior Rugby Team over recent years. This has bought training kit, a new strip and has helped to subsidize away match trips.
Twyning Horse Show
Twyning Horse Show has been running for over 30 years. It is a local village show with a total of eight rings and a wide selection of classes for all ages including Showing, Show Jumping and Gymkhana Events.
The show has grown in size over the years but still has a friendly atmosphere. All monies raised are given to local charities and the show is well supported by local businesses and residents of Tewkesbury.
Dax International is proud to have sponsored the show over recent years. The show is entered annually by one of our employees, Jackie Hughes, on her Horse, Snaffles.
Supported charities include – Chrohns Research in Childhood Appeal, County Air Ambulance and Tewkesbury Sea Cadets.
Bishops Cleeve Football Club
On two occasions Dax has entered a Golf Tournament at The Hilton Puckrup Hall Golf Club in support of Bishops Cleeve Football Club.
Cancer Research UK Christmas E-Cards
For a number of years Dax chose to send its buyers and suppliers E-Cards in support of Cancer Research UK as an alternative to posting their own. This not only cut down the amount of card, postage and petrol that was used, but for every card sent a donation was made to the Cancer Research charity.
New Designers 2008
New Designers 2008 was an exhibition of Graduate Design, from Graphic and Product Design to Aviation, Architecture, Jewelry, Fashion and Textiles. Over 4,000 Graduates showed their work in the dynamic environment of the Business Design Centre, Islington over a two week period. During this time 18,000 visitors, both trade and design conscious audiences passed through the doors, establishing New Designers as a premium Graduate event for innovative ideas from the future generation of designers.
11 Product Designers from UWIC, University of Wales Institute Cardiff exhibited during week two of the event, with printing costs covered by Dax. The stand was awarded Runner Up for the ‘Best Stand’ Award during the exhibition.
Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre
A local school in Cheltenham was among the first to be sponsored by Dax. A donation was given for the printing of Yearbooks for both Years 11 and 13 over a number of years.
Our Water Coolers
are from AquAid
are from AquAid
We at DAX International are aware that keeping our colleagues hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the day.
As a result, we decided to invest in a water-cooler from AquAid. Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our organisation the opportunity to help those further afield who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Our decision to install a water-cooler from AquAid means that for each machine we have, we have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust.
Through our contributions to The Africa Trust an ‘Elephant Pump’ is being installed in Africa on our behalf.
This pump will bring much needed clean, fresh drinking water and improve the quality of life of those who will have access to our well.
Our name will be displayed proudly on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.
To start making your own donations to The Africa Trust please visit www.aquaidwatercoolers.co.uk.