Supporting others.....

 

Dunstan Thomas supports national, local and international charities and community initiatives.

Forthcomming and recent events

December 2016

Chris Read, Group CEO, travels to Uganda to open the health clinic built by Singing Gorilla Projects, supported by Dunstan Thomas.

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May 2016

Golf Day to raise funds Piam Brown Ward at Goodwood Golf Club..

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March 2016

Dunstan Thomas', Andrew Chaplin, donates clothes to Singing Gorilla Projects at the Dunstan Thomas office in Portsmouth.

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March 2016

Tash Day to raise funds Piam Brown Ward at Dunstan Thomas..

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February 2016

Dunstan Thomas, partners and clients help support the installation of water tanks in Uganda with Singing Gorilla Projects.

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June 2015

Portsmouth tech firm Dunstan Thomas strengthens commitment to children’s charity The Share Foundation at Goodwood Golf Day.

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June 2015

Dunstan Thomas team DT1 competes in Race The Sun.

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May 2015

The Singing Gorilla Projects May 2015 trip - Dunstan Thomas  funds laptops for the Bright Future School computer lab in Nkuringo Uganda.

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March 2015

The Singing Gorilla Projects March 2015 trip - Dunstan Thomas donate laptops for medical students and installs a water tank in the remote village of Kabaya.

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March 2015

Chris Read visits south west Uganda for the second time this year to check up on the progress of the Singing Gorilla Projects. Dunstan Thomas will be funding another water tank and visiting the schools where Dunstan Thomas staff are sponsoring children. Chris will also be working on the construction of the Community Health Clinic that Singing Gorilla Projects are sponsoring.

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January 2015

Chris Read visits south west Uganda to check up on the progress of the Singing Gorilla Projects. Dunstan Thomas will be funding a water tank that will be installed during this trip as well as initiating a study on sustainable solar energy that is to be assembled in the community.

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National - The Share Foundation

The Share Foundation - Dunstan Thomas charity

Dunstan Thomas supports the Share Foundation. The Share Foundation was set up back in 2005 to help children and young people, whose family situation is either severely disadvantaged or non-existent, to achieve their potential by providing support in the form of financial resources and financial education.

The Government now provides £200 initial payment into Junior ISA investment accounts for all children in care for 12 consecutive months or more and born outside the era of the Child Trust Fund (in April 2002 to January 2011).

Following this announcement by the Coalition Government, The Share Foundation was appointed by the Department of Education to establish and operate Junior ISA accounts for these vulnerable children.

The charity raises additional voluntary funds to increase the value of these Junior ISAs. It also works to ensure that children in care have appropriate personal finance education ahead of their ISAs reaching maturity when they are 18 years old.

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The ‘£1,000 at 18’ competition, organised by The Share Foundation, is aimed at young people in care aged 15-17 and requires entrants to state in no more than 250 words how they would make best use of £1,000 when they turn 18. Read More

A team of three company directors recently trekked through the ice and lava fields of Iceland to raise money. Read More

The 2014 annual corporate golf day at Goodwood was again run in support of The Share Foundation.  Read More


National - Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support - Dunstan Thomas charity

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the greatest charities in the UK focusing on helping people face cancer in different ways.   Dunstan Thomas believes in helping people diagnosed with cancer and their friends and families.   We recently organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning where we raised £107.54.

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Local - Piam Brown Ward

We have raised funds for the Piam Brown Ward, a specialist children's cancer ward based at Southampton General Hospital. ADunstan Thomas had done this to support our friend and colleague Malcolm Matthews, who sadly passed away in October 2016.

Malcolm had been with Dunstan Thomas for 20 years and diagnosed with Cancer in early 2016. When we asked how we could best support him in his time of need before his untimely death, Malcolm's selfless nature shone through yet again as he suggested we raise funds for the Piam Brown Ward Fund.

If you are not familiar with the amazing work down at Piam Brown Ward please visit their site: http://www.southamptonhospitalcharity.org.

Funds raised are used and spent on play room and school rooms for the kids, trips and outings, parent facilities, equipment and a whole host of other items including specialists. These sorely needed facilities and nurses take care of children from only one day to sixteen years old with all types of Cancer.

Please join us in doing what you can to support Malcolm and Piam Brown Ward by making a donation on our Just Giving page..

Dunstan Thomas will match any donations made.  You can donate to help them towards supporting Piam Brown Ward with Luisa Partridge at Dunstan Thomas via email at:  lpartridge@dthomas.co.uk

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5th May 2016 - Golf Day to raise funds Piam Brown Ward at Goodwood Golf Club.

18th March 2016 - Tash day to raise funds Piam Brown Ward at Goodwood Golf Club.

 

International Singing Gorilla Projects

 

Dunstan Thomas supports the Singing Gorilla Projects. The Singing Gorilla Projects was setup by Dunstan Thomas CEO Chris Read in 2014 to provide help to a community in south west Uganda.

Singing Gorilla Projects are community based projects that give people choices so that they can enrich their own lives and improve the welfare of their communities in a creative and sustainable manner. Singing Gorilla Projects has been working in Nkuringo, a village in Uganda. A village with no electricity or running water. Singing Gorilla Projects have set up a music school, installed water tanks, sponsored children to continue their schooling and is developing a Community Health Clinic. The projects are:

1. Music School Projects - The village, Nkuringo, has its own thriving music school with over 50 students performing music and drama with the "Lets Play Music" project.
2. Community Projects - "Water Wealth Driving Health" project installs water tanks to capture rain water for drinking and washing, in a part of the world where there is no running water.
3. Education Projects - child sponsorship for schooling and our "Light to Read" project, a solar energy distribution project to help children study more effectively.
4. Health Projects - our "Step Up to Health" project is building a community health clinic and funding the training of medics and nurses

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December 2016,  Chris Read, Group CEO, travels to Uganda to open the health clinic built by Singing Gorilla Projects, supported by Dunstan Thomas. Read More

March 2016,  Dunstan Thomas', Andrew Chaplin, donates clothes to Singing Gorilla Projects at the Dunstan Thomas office in Portsmouth. Read More

February 2016, Dunstan Thomas, partners and clients help support the installation of water tanks in Uganda with Singing Gorilla Projects. Read More

May 2015, Dunstan Thomas, Chris Read visits Nkuringo to install laptops, sponsored by Dunstan Thomas at the Bright Future School computer lab. Singing Gorilla Projects. Read More

March 2015, Dunstan Thomas, Chris Read visits Nkuringo to install more Dunstan Thomas water tanks and to check up on the progress of Singing Gorilla Projects. Read More

January 2015, Dunstan Thomas, Chris Read visits Nkuringo to install water tanks and to check up on the progress of Singing Gorilla Projects. Read More

September 2014, Dunstan Thomas visit Nkuringo to install water tanks. Read More

July 2014, Dunstan Thomas staff help out, to pack Singing Gorilla Projects t-shirts to raise money for a Dunstan Thomas sponsored water tank that will be installed in September. Read More

May 2014, Chris Read took a team of company directors from the south Hampshire area to Nkuringo. Read More