We have some exciting news to share with you all!
We have become official partners with Muscular Dystrophy UK, they are our chosen charity for 2018-2019, and together we are aiming to raise £10,000 for the amazing cause.
Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle wasting condition which is currently affecting 70,000 children & adults in the UK. The team at MDUK do amazing work which includes funding high quality research, supporting families to get the fastest possible access to emerging treatments, ensuring everyone has the specialist NHS care they need close to home and supporting people to live as independently as possible.
MDUK has a very special part in our SOHO hearts. We were originally approached by a lovely lady called Lesley, she told us her story about her grandson who is affected by a form of Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne. It was her story, her dedication and all round loveliness that hit us hard and made us all determined to raise as much money as we can for the amazing cause.
We have recently launched our company Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/company/sohocoffee which will show how much we have raised so far, from individual fundraising, in store events & till point donations.
We already have some amazing members of our team taking part in some very challenging events. Our Property & Acquisitions Manager, Guy has bravely signed up for an Iron Man Triathlon in Nice on June 24th, you can read his story & support him here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/guy-copner1
We also have a very lovely group taking on the Cardiff Half Marathon, including our Head of Store Development - Fiona, Operations Director - Pete, HR & Recruitment Manager - Kath, Our Cabot Circus Store Manager - Shelley, and our Cabot Circus Store Supervisor – Ellie. Find out more & support them here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/soho-five-try-to-run
The £10,000 we aiming to raise will enable 6 children who are affected by a muscle wasting condition to have a powered wheelchair, so are extremeley determined to hit our target!
Keep up to date on our progress on our social media platforms, and thank you for helping us support MDUK! #TeamOrange