Following our recent charity of the year review, DJS Research is happy to announce that we will be supporting our new charity, the Thomas Theyer Foundation
A local charity, based in Buxton, the Thomas Theyer Foundation supports children and young people with additional needs or living in difficult life circumstances by giving them the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from outdoor activity breaks.
At DJS we strive to support as many local, national and international charities during our time at work, by participating in a variety of events. From voluntary days to fundraising events, the DJS team are always keen to get involved, and on 23rd September, a group of us will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. This involves a 24.5 mile hike and more than 2,000 metres of climbing over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough -- and all within 12 hours!
We're prepared to push ourselves both physically and mentally in order to raise awareness and money for the services that the Thomas Theyer Foundation offers.
One of our researchers, Alex Noden, gave her thoughts on the importance of our new charity:
"The Thomas Theyer Foundation is a local charity which supports children and young people with additional needs, and their families and carers, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy and explore the outdoors," she said. "Many of us here at DJS Research enjoy running, cycling, walking and other outdoor activities, and we are thrilled to support a local charity that provides that opportunity, and other outdoor opportunities, to those who are in difficult circumstances. The first challenge is taking place in just a couple of weeks, and I’m sure there will be further fundraising opportunities over the next 12 months. We look forward to supporting the Thomas Theyer Foundation through these activities!"
You can also follow our journey on Facebook
where we'll post regular updates in the run-up to the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Wish us luck!