Running the Yorkshire Marathon for Martin House

October 12, 2021

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Dean Barber, our athletically gifted Chief Financial Officer, has (willingly, we might add) signed up to run the Yorkshire Marathon in support of Martin House, our charity partner for 2021. A registered charity and hospice that caters to the needs of children and young individuals with life-limiting conditions. Martin House is a hospice and community with a mission close to our hearts. Over the course of the year, we have continued to fundraise and support, both virtually and in-person, the dedicated care that staff continue to provide to those who utilise their services.

Our company values are at the heart of everything we do. These guiding principles encourage every member of 365 Response to contribute to creating valuable and lasting change for those that need it most. This goes beyond our software for services like Home to School Transport for those with special educational needs or providing mental health transport booking support for Trusts like Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Sarah Fatchett, Chief Product Officer for 365 Response, previously shared:

“We work closely with Councils and schools to provide better systems for Home to School transport, in particular for those children with special educational needs, and it is our goal to improve this process for families and guardians. It, therefore, seemed very fitting that we support a charity that is close to our hearts and provides that support close to the home of 365 Response, in West Yorkshire.”

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our fundraising efforts needed to look different to always ensure the safety of the team and participating members. So far, our events have included raffles for an Easter hamper, varying amounts of cash, a Google Mini Nest, paintballing experiences, and an afternoon tea river cruise throughout the beautiful and historic city of York. Now, we add the Yorkshire Marathon to the list!

It means a lot to us to know that we get to live our mission of “doing something good every day,” both in and outside of work, and we’d love for you to join us. Don’t forget, there is value in even the smallest of donations. To put it into perspective:

£5 – This could pay for a 10 minute phone call with a Care Team Specialist in the middle of the night, for a parent who needs some reassurance from a medical professional who truly knows their child.

£10 – This could buy a box of PPE gloves. These are an essential part of any personal care we provide at the hospice to help keep our children healthy and happy for as long as possible.

£20 – This amount could purchase 5 cannulas for the hospice. A cannula is a small, flexible tube inserted into the vein which allows for medication and/or fluids to enter the bloodstream directly. These are a critical part of pain relief and symptom control. The use of a cannula helps children, and their families avoid the pain and discomfort of regular injections and interrupted sleep.

We understand that for many, navigating the pandemic in a financial sense hasn’t been easy, but, if you can, please consider donating to this fantastic charity today: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/365-responseym21

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