Conservatory Outlet MD Matthew Glover has shown that he has no intention of slowing down his charity work by announcing the date for the next Cycle India fundraising event.
Cycle India 2012 – the third event of its kind following successful rides in both 2008 and 2010 – will take place between 31st December 2011 and 9th January 2012 in the south-western state of Kerala. The 2012 ride is being organised by Heal – Health and Education for All – a UK registered charity which provides shelter, education and healthcare for underprivileged children in India.
On top of being the Managing Director of the UK’s fastest growing network of conservatory dealers, Matthew is also Head of Fundraising for Heal UK and has been instrumental to the charity’s success since he became involved over 5 years ago. He is now calling upon his industry peers to join him on the +200 mile bike ride: ‘we’re looking for around 30-40 participants from the UK, and I’d love to see the window industry have a strong presence within this group,’ said Matthew.
‘Heal’s aim is to help over 10,000 children escape poverty by 2015. We’ve gone some way to doing this already by funding children’s villages, health centres, schools and hostels, but there is still a great deal of fundraising and work to be done.’
‘Those who get involved in Cycle India 2012 will not only be contributing to an extremely worthwhile cause, they will also experience a truly unique country, meet new…
Conservatory Outlet is helping to reverse the effects of deforestation in the African country of Malawi by regularly donating to the charity Ripple Africa.
Matthew recently jetted off to Malawi on a self-funded trip to ensure that the money his company is donating to Ripple Africa is being spent wisely. “Trees in Malawi are being cut down at an alarming rate,” reported Matthew on his return to the UK. “An area of forest the size of a football pitch is cut down every 10 minutes.”
Matthew described the situation as complex, and pointed out that if nothing is done about it, Malawi could be treeless within 30 years. The country’s government is doing very little about the problem, and Ripple Africa is the only NGO (non-governmental organisation) involved in any kind of reforestation scheme.
Conservatory Outlet is funding 20 separate nurseries in the region (out of a total of 100), with the tree planting project centred in Nkhata Bay District, Malawi – an area of 4,000km2, which is about the size of Kent. Each tree nursery nurtures around 3,000 seedlings around the July/August period with Ripple Africa supplying the tubes, pesticides, tools and expertise to these communities.
Ripple Africa is planting a combination of indigenous, exotic, and fruit trees. The main aims of the project are:
• to provide sustainable timber in woodlots for firewood, building
• to restore degraded land by planting indigenous trees
• to provide additional food using fruit trees and nitrogen-fixing trees
West Yorkshire Windows, part of the Conservatory Outlet dealership in Wakefield & Leeds were approached by Sky 1 to donate a conservatory for a lady called Val Lepedat for the Noel Edmonds Christmas Present TV show.
Valerie Lepedat, 66 was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago and she has been courageously fighting the disease ever since. After Val’s first cancer surgery at Doncaster Royal infirmary she joined the Patient Focus Group. Val thought her medical and nursing treatment was excellent but the compassion and added support that she felt she needed at such a time was missing. This inspired Val and a fellow member of the Patient Focus Group, Lynne Rothwell to do something to help all cancer patients. Val and Lynne came up with the concept of The Aurora Center a dedicated unit offering free treatments to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
The Aurora Centre’s aim is to boost the self esteem and self confidence of patients whilst undergoing and recovering from related treatments of cancer. The Centre offers a wide range of professional beauty therapy treatments to improve body image for female and male patients suffering from the effects of cancer and the side effects of its treatment. Patents can book pamper days, therapeutic massage, skin care and make-up advice, reflexology and advice on hair loss by one full time and two part time therapists that are specially trained to deal with the effects of cancer treatment.
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Over the past year our listeners have really got behind ‘The Bay Radios’ Make-A-Wish Appeal. You’ve been doing all kinds of wacky things to raise money for the appeal; from Pub Quizzes to Sky Diving – the sky really has been the limit!
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