As a legacy of the CHUF’n’Builders project in 2014 , JT Dove went on to support CHUF with an initial goal of raising £30k over 2 years.
7 years on and the charity partnership is still going strong!
Steve Robinson, Managing Director at JT Dove, explains: “We wanted to raise a meaningful amount of money for a charity where that money would make a real, tangible difference. CHUF is based in Newcastle so it’s close to our hearts and it helps so many young children across the UK. Being a North east business, able to raise a vast amount of money for a local charity that does so much good work, has been incredibly rewarding for everyone concerned.”
Steve champions working with CHUF claiming: “It’s a great way of having some fun at work, it helps with team building and the key thing is it also helps bring our staff together with our customers giving everyone a common goal! There’s also been a great benefit to the business, for example our merchant apprentices became CHUF ambassadors taking on the task of spreading fundraising ideas throughout the branches- their skills and confidence grew massively and their profile within the business leapt forward 2 or three years so it was a fantastic opportunity for them to develop. The CHUF team are massively supportive, coming along and providing help and merchandise at client events which helps our customers and suppliers connect with and understand what we’re doing. I know the girls have contacted and supported each individual branch and that is hugely appreciated by the staff there.”
Now, in 2021 the team are looking forward to once again participating in the Great North Run and will be involved in an exciting rowing challenge for CHUF.
Children's Heart Unit Fund - CHUF
Nelson House, Fleming Business Centre,
Burdon Terrace, Jesmond. NE2 3AE.
CHUF is a registered charity in England and Wales No 1160831 © 2021.