As has become a tradition at Denca, this New Year we made a donation to charity rather than sending out Christmas cards.
Rather than giving the money to just one charity, we spread the money out to three different causes – with the proportion depending on your votes in our poll over Christmas.
The three worthy causes we chose this year were:
Alder Hey is the busiest and one of the largest children’s hospital in Europe, offering care for over 270,000 young people and their families every year. The Liverpool hospital also researches into children’s medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology and is, in 2014, celebrating its centenary year.
The hospital is currently being rebuilt in neighbouring land in a £237 million pound development project, expected to be completed in the summer of 2015. It is then when the current Alder Hey buildings will be demolished and the land reclaimed as new parkland for the surrounding community.
Christie’s is a Manchester-based cancer treatment centre. As the largest of its kind in Europe, with more than 40,000 patients a year being treated, Christie’s has been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over 100 years.
Macmillan Cancer Relief has grown to become the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. Their goal is to improve the lives of people fighting cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support as well as continually pushing for better cancer care.
Not only do they help the patients but their carers and families, guiding them through the system and aiding them throughout this troubling time.
We had great feedback and would like to thank everybody who took part. The votes have now been counted and here are the results:
- Alder Hey – 37%
- Christie’s – 17%
- Macmillan Cancer Relief – 46%
Our donations have been made accordingly
All three charities and everyone at Denca Controls thank you for your support.