Supporting Our Community
As a small family business we are dedicated to supporting the community that we are part of. Each year we run a variety of fundraising events and donate all proceeds to our two selected charities.
For 2017 the charities we are supporting are Jack Just Wants To Be and Dorothy House. More information on our two selected charities can be found below. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates on different fundraising events we will be running through the year.
We also offer voucher donations to be used as prizes for local fundraising initiatives. We receive numerous requests and we now donate individual voucher prizes on a draw basis. Please see more information on how to enter one of our fundraising voucher draws at the bottom of this page.
Jack Just Wants To Be
Jack Cannings lives in Trowbridge and is five-years-old. Last year Jack was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive muscle wasting condition. Sadly, treatment is limited and there is no cure. Sufferers lose the ability to walk before their teens and life expectancy is between mid to late 20s, although many don’t survive beyond their teens due to heart or lung failure and the endless list of medical complications. Jack’s family are fundraising to enable them to do everything they can to make the time that Jack has left as comfortable as possible.
Jack’s parents explain more: “Every day we fight a battle we will never win – one which will result in the loss of our son. We are raising money to adapt and make alterations to our house to ensure it is wheelchair friendly. We hope to provide Jack with medical care and equipment, and an accessible home where he can be independent for as long as possible. Jack has a severe form of DMD which means we only have a short time frame to adapt our home. He is already in a wheelchair some of the time and struggles with everyday tasks. It is estimated that within the next year he will lose his ability to climb the stairs.
Jack is a gorgeous, cheeky and forever optimistic little boy who never fails to brighten our days. As a family all we long for is to provide him with the best life and home possible. We know times are are hard and many struggle financially but we are asking for any donation possible, no matter how small. We appreciate everyone’s support. Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering donating.”
To donate in support of Jack, please visit www.gofundme.com/jackjustwantstobe
Next Knees fundraising event: Visit our Trowbridge store over the Easter weekend to take part in our egg hunt and lots of fun activities such as ‘guess how many eggs are in the big Easter egg’. All proceeds will go to support Jack’s family.
Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in the community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life so patients can live well and die well. This wonderful charity gives care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it – at home, in the hospice, or at one of their outreach centres. Dorothy House respects the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empowers them to choose the type of care they receive. To find out more, visit https://www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/
We will be planning in store fundraising events in support of Dorothy House, keep an eye here for further details.
Fundraising Prize Draws
We receive numerous requests for support with prize draws and now donate individual voucher prizes on a draw basis. We donate a £100 voucher several times a year to local causes, to be used as a prize for local charity fundraising initiatives. Dates of upcoming prize draws are detailed below. To put your charity or fundraising initiative forward to go into the next prize draw, please email the details and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you receive one of our donated prizes we would kindly request that it is acknowledged with:
- A mention on your website with a link to our website (www.knees.co.uk)
- Our logo visible at the fundraising event the prize voucher is used
All charities local to our stores can submit their details into the draw and there is no limit on how many times a charity can enter. We will detail the beneficiary of each of our prizes on this web page after the draw has taken place. Terms and conditions do apply.
Upcoming Prize Draw Dates
- 1st June 2017 – Winner The Willows Preschool, Bradford on Avon. For their Summer Family Fun Evening
- 1st October 2017
- 1st April 2018