Charity round-up: NG Chartered Surveyors; Nottingham Hot Property; HealthNet Homecare

Alicia Lewis, Jude Weston, Charlotte Steggles

Three leading ladies at Nottingham-based NG Chartered Surveyors: Jude Weston, Charlotte Steggles and Alicia Lewis have signed up to Juno Women’s Aid as part of its ‘Steps to Survive’ initiative.

The Steps to Survive fundraiser is run every year between the 1st and 31st of May, with those taking part challenged to walk 39 miles within the month.

So inspired by the charity and the importance of their incredible work, Jude, Charlotte and Alicia are embarking on a mission during May to walk double the distance – covering 78 miles each to raise essential funds for Juno.

Jude, Charlotte and Alicia have now launched their fundraising page are asking individuals and businesses to support their effort.

Jude Weston, director at NG, said: “It’s so important to be able to help a vital organisation such as Juno Women’s Aid. Charlotte, Alicia and I will be raising awareness of the average amount of distance a survivor of domestic abuse will have to travel to freedom: 39 miles.

“We hope the funds we raise in May will help Juno Women’s Aid to continue the vital work they do on behalf of women.”

Paula Clarke, Deputy CEO for Juno Women’s Aid, added: “We’re so pleased to hear NG Chartered Surveyors have chosen to take part in our annual fundraising campaign, to support us in continuing the vital work we do. It’s important that we continue to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the true impacts it has on Women and their children.”

Juno Women’s Aid is based in the Heathcote Buildings in Hockley, Nottingham – a premises that NG is privileged to manage.

In 2022-2023, Juno worked with 2,726 women, 472 children and young people, fostered 56 pets, and received nearly 16,000 calls on its helpline. It supports 500-600 women and children in Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire at any one time.

Its domestic abuse services include a drop-in service; refuge provision, specialist one-to-one and community outreach support for women, children and young people; justice team support through civil and criminal court proceedings, group work programs and access to Nottingham College training and education.

The numbers are in for the charity music event Nottingham Hot Property, which has raised £20,000 for Nottingham BAFTA award-winning drama group  The Television Workshop.

Nottingham Hot Property marks one of the city’s biggest annual charity events. Each year, it sees more than 100 people from across the region’s property, construction and professional services industries take the stage during an evening of music and entertainment, to raise money for a Nottingham charity.

Last year’s event, which took place on Thursday 2 November at PRYZM, had the theme ‘Day of the Dead’ and welcomed more than 800 attendees.

The funds raised will go towards supporting the fantastic work that TV casting resource and not-for-profit organisation TV Workshop does, including helping to fund of a new space at the charity’s premises to enhance the learning experience for the young people that attend.

The new space will also help increase access to one-to-one support while also providing additional space for in-house casting auditions and welfare support for the many students who use its services. The space has already been used by TV Workshop patron Shane Meadows while working on a new film project with the group.

Max Kwan, a Hot Property trustee and one of the organisers of the popular event, said: “Hot Property was born out of a passion to support the many causes across the region who do such amazing work every day, providing help and support to those who need it most.  The TV Workshop is a fantastic example of an organisation that is doing just that. Each year, we always strive to beat the money raised in previous years but this year we exceeded all expectations, raising our biggest amount yet.

“We thank everyone who performed, helped with organising the event or even just attended. With your help we’ve raised thousands which will go towards supporting a very worthy cause, and helping so many young talented individuals have a brighter future.”

Last year’s event featured Pagabo and Pulse Consult as headline sponsors as well as Pick Everard, Shakespeare Martineau, Overbury, CPMG, Samclo, Inspired Villages, Selcon, Chord Consult and Atkins Realis. They were joined by PR agency Cartwright Communications, design agency RizkMcCayTribe, and the event’s media partner

A 25-year-old man originally from Nuneaton is attempting to become the first Type 1 Diabetic to run the length of the UK, from John O’Groats to Lands’ End, to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Josh Hinton

Josh Hinton, who works as the Social Values Manager at Swadlincote-based clinical healthcare provider HealthNet Homecare, is aiming to complete the 1,600 kilometre run in just 27 days, finishing at Lands’ End on April 27th.  He will turn 26 years old during his run.

“At a total distance of 1,600km and with an 18,200m elevation gain, this is a massive challenge for me,” says Josh. “It equates to 61km per day, or around 1.4 marathons every day for 27 days.”

Josh was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 11 years old.

“Whilst I’ve been fortunate enough to have reasonable control of the condition since diagnosis, with minimal impact on my day-to-day life, many have not,” he said.

“Diabetes UK does an absolutely marvellous job at empowering those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to take control of their condition. I’m truly determined to show any diabetic that their condition does not define them. I’m hoping that my completion of this challenge empowers somebody, somewhere, to push their body to its limits and see what it’s capable of.”

Diabetes UK estimates that more than five million people in the UK are living with diabetes, which, it says, is an all-time high.  Its data shows that more than 4.3 million people in the UK live with diabetes. Additionally, 850,000 people could be living with diabetes who are yet to be diagnosed. Around 8% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

To support Josh, visit his Just Giving page here:



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