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 local charities.
In 2017 we supported fundraising for Jack Just Wants To Be, please read below for further information. We are currently looking at local fundraising initiatives to support for 2018. We also offer voucher donations on a prize draw basis to be used as prizes for local fundraising initiatives.
Fundraising Prize Draws
We donate individual voucher prizes on a draw basis to support local fundraising initiatives. Dates of the upcoming prize draws are detailed below. To enter your charity to enter into the next prize draw for a £100 voucher please email details and contact information to email@example.com.
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 a draw and there is no limit on how many prize draws 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.
1st June 2017 – Winner The Willows Preschool, Bradford on Avon. For their Summer Family Fun Evening.
1st October 2017 – Winner Hopes and Memories Charity Ball, fundraising for Cancer Research UK.
1st April 2018 – Winner Longscroft Children’s Nursery School, fundraising for nursery resources at their Summer Fete.
1st September 2018 – Winner The Roman Ride York to Bath, fundraising for Cancer Research and Dystonia
Next Draw Date: 1st November 2018
Jack Just Wants To Be
In 2017 we collected and donated to Jack £275 in our store donation buckets. Read his story:
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