In a world that is prone to taking rather than giving, we like to give something back to the community whenever possible.
SAINT MICHAELS HOSPICE - Harrogate
We are huge supporters St Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate which provides outstanding care in the region. It is our privilege to be members of both the Business 500 club and the H30 club. You’ll also see our logo on their retail van travelling around the Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and Ripon five days per week, for which we provided a three year sponsorship.
Great North Run
For three years in a row, Rosemary and Jo have run the GNR (Great North Run) in Newcastle with Natasha joining for the last 2 years. The GNR is the largest half marathon in the world, with over 57,000 runners. The girls feel privileged to have taken part and completed such a huge challenge. Over the past two years, Rosemary, Natasha and Jo have raised over £6,000 for Saint Michaels Hospice from the Great North Run alone and continued to raise awareness of such a great cause.
Charity Cake Sale
As part of the fundraising challenge we carried out a Charity Cake Sale as a team within Flexspace business centre. Our friends and family kindly helped bake for the event. We raised a brilliant £162.50 from the cake sale.
In September last year we took the opportunity to purchase two tables at the Swan Hotel in Harrogate for the Masquerade Ball in support of Saint Michaels Hospice and hosted by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate. The ball was a great opportunity to get dressed up and hide behind some elaborate masks! Throughout the evening Inter-vention purchased raffle tickets and bid on numerous items from the Charity Auction to raise more funds for the Hospice.
Paul Rock – 100 Mile Bike Ride
We were delighted to sponsor Paul Rock’s 100 mile charity run from south-west London to Oxford. He managed to complete an amazing 78 miles out of 100! He selflessly took each step to raise money for this fantastic charity. In total Paul raised an amazing £1600 for the hospice. Well done Paul!
THE NEWCASTLE UNITED CHILDRENS FOUNDATION
Through Suzanne’s love of all things Newcastle United and a chance meeting with the Foundation, this endearing relationship began in 2012.
We support the Newcastle United Foundation however we can and in the past we have sponsored several events and financial reviews.
The Newcastle United Foundation is proud to support the local community using the power of football. The foundation makes a huge difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families, working with almost 50,000 people across Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland each year.
The Disabled player of the year award
Every year as a company we attend the Newcastle United Foundation Annual Awards Dinner to raise money and support the foundation. For the past two years it has been our honour to sponsor the Disabled Player of the Year award and, we will continue to support the Foundation however we can.
Sir Bobby Robson award – Hall of Fame
Amongst our fundraising efforts for the Newcastle United Foundation, It was a privilege to sponsor the first ever Manager’s Hall of Fame Award which was posthumously awarded to Sir Bobby Robson at the Newcastle grounds. Sir Bobby Robson was knighted in 2002 for services to football, he brought a cultured brand of football to Newcastle borne of his long years in charge of some of the world's biggest clubs and the England team. It was a very proud moment for us to sponsor an award for such an inspirational man.
MARTIN HOUSE – CHILDRENS HOSPICE
Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The team supports families from across West, North and East Yorkshire, both at the hospice and in the community. Martin House provide all levels of care. We have provided donations to help towards essential equipment.
CNG – “Staircase challenge”
Last year we sponsored CNG in Harrogate for their fabulous step challenge to raise money for Martin House. The team at CNG had to complete at least 30,000 steps throughout the day either as a team or individually. They raised a huge amount for this fantastic cause. (You can find our name on the steps outside!!)
Throughout 2017 we held a charity initiative whereby we collected referrals to build our community. If we spoke to a recommendation and get an up to date CV then we made a donation to Martin House, Saint Michaels Hospice or The Newcastle United Foundation. We raised a great amount of money for all three charities. Thank you to everyone who made a referral to help both our community and the charities.
Last year we supported Matthew Palmer by donating amazon vouchers to the charity raffle that he organised at work to raise money. Matt took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money and awareness for charity Support Dogs which train and provides specialist assistance dogs to deliver life changing support to children with autism and adults with disabilities and epilepsy.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN – Sleep out with James Robbins
Inter-vention sponsored the byte night sleep out in Newcastle last year. Action for Children is an amazing charity and is one of the unknown gems in the UK, doing so much to try and protect and prevent 80,000+ homeless children and young adults. Many of the schemes are completely self-funded, as the charity picks up where local authority funding ends or runs out.
THE RAINBOW FUND – SYNERGY AUTOMOTIVE
Last but not least! Inter-vention sponsored Paul Parkinson and his team at Synergy Automotive in Harrogate on their team effort to complete the Yorkshire Warrior in aid of The Rainbow Fund. The Rainbow Fund is a charity which raises vital funds for life saving equipment for the Special Care Baby Unit and Paediatrics Departments at Harrogate District Hospital. Well done Synergy!