The Olympics are inspiring us, the summer is distracting us, and then there’s the day job of working too.
Yet despite all that, we’re still getting reports of fantastic work for charity, sent to us via firstname.lastname@example.org - just like these heroes below.
We are always honoured to publicise your good works, so keep those emails coming.
Goneforgood.co.uk: We’ve had an approach from Mark at Goneforgood, a firm which is partnering with lots of firms in the industry - Marsh & Parsons, Foxtons, Reeds Rains and others - to raise money for charity.
If you’re interested in doing the same, contact Mark Charnock on email@example.com.
Hull and east Yorkshire Mind: The good folk at Beercocks estate agency, along with their friends, have recently completed the legendary Tough Mudder UK exercise to raise money n memory of their friend James Mabbett.
The course was between 16 and 20 kilometres in length and consisted of over 20 obstacles ranging from barbed wire and ice pools to electric shocks!
The agency’s JustGiving page is still open for donations and you can find it here.
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice: Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has named St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice as its Charity of the Year, after a member of staff received vital support from the hospice throughout his wife's end of life care.
Mike Attfield, Senior Contracts Manager for Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, experienced first-hand the services on offer at St Barnabas when his wife Sophie stayed at the Lincolnshire hospice for two weeks before passing away in September last year.
“In the time Sophie spent at St Barnabas she received truly incredible care. The strong emphasis on patient dignity meant that my wife felt respected and comfortable at such a difficult time. As a family, we have all benefitted greatly from the support offered by the hospice. Our two children have been involved in special activity days and I personally have received counselling through St Barnabas's Day Hospice” explains Mike.
Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands has already raised £2,000 for the Lincolnshire charity, with a host of fundraising activities planned to deliver an even greater cash boost by the end of 2016.
In a push for donations, Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands is holding a charity dinner and dance on Friday 23 September at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Nottingham. The evening will include a three course dinner followed by entertainment, a raffle and a silent auction.