Cambridge, UK Tuesday 13th July 2010 – Deyton Bell, the Cambridge based business development specialists are delighted to announce that their First Post Enclosure will this year help local charities celebrate important anniversaries.
This key hospitality initiative, conceived and launched by Deyton Bell in 2007 and now in its 4th year offers a wonderful opportunity for local companies and charities to come together and entertain guests while watching The Cambridge Town Bumps, which take place when the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association brings clubs together over 4 evenings every July to compete in these traditional and very exciting rowing races.
The First Post Enclosure enables local businesses to hire marquees next to the River in Cambridge, where they can entertain their guests. Since establishing the Enclosure, a variety of local businesses have supported the event. This enables Deyton Bell to give local charities complimentary use of a marquee ready to seat 50 people for an evening completely free of charge. It’s a wonderful occasion and some charities use it to thank supporters and volunteers, while others take the opportunity for further fundraising.
This year’s event will see the list of charities given complimentary use of a marquee sine the initiative was started grow to include Teenage Cancer Trust, EACH, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Care, the Alzheimer’s Society and Press Relief.
The event takes place from Tues 20th July – Fri 23 July, and 3 out of the 4 charities we are helping have special anniversaries in 2010, and are using The First Post Enclosure as part of their celebrations. Teenage Cancer Trust are celebrating their 20th anniversary since opening their first unit, EACH are celebrating their Milton Hospice’s 21st anniversary and East Anglian Air Ambulance are celebrating their 10th birthday.
We know that the charities really appreciate this offer as they have told us:
“EACH is really grateful to Deyton Bell for offering us a riverside spot for the Cambridge Town Bumps once again this year. It’s EACH Milton’s 21st birthday in 2010 so this is the ideal opportunity for us to celebrate our birthday and thank some of our key supporters at the same time.”
“We are extremely grateful to Deyton Bell for sponsoring our Cambridge Bumps event. Teenage Cancer Trust is continuing to raise the £2.5 million needed to fund the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Addenbrookes’s Hospital. Support from our local business community is vital to our fundraising efforts and we really do appreciate the continuing help we have received from Deyton Bell throughout this Appeal. 2010 is a very special year for us as we celebrate the charity’s twentieth anniversary.”
Chris Parkhouse, Managing Director of Deyton Bell said “At a time when charities are struggling to secure donations and sponsors at all levels, Deyton Bell are delighted to be able to continue to offer them this opportunity, and we are grateful for the support of other local businesses which help us to make it possible.”