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Meet volunteer Joanne Dickinson #volunteersweek

Lauren Syms
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31 May 2016

Meet Joanne Dickinson, Cashier Manager from DLA Piper UK LLP’s Liverpool Office. Joanne is here to tell us a bit about the partnership between DLA Piper’s Liverpool Office and Bloodwise, and some of exciting voluntary fundraising activities staff have been involved with.

Can you tell us about how DLA Piper’s Liverpool Office first became involved with Bloodwise? 

We as a firm vote every 2 years for a charity to fundraise for & at the time we did have a number of employees who had been affected either themselves or their loved ones by this awful disease, so it was a charity close to our hearts

What fundraising activities have employees at DLA Piper been involved in over the past 12 months?

The fundraising activities we have been involved in have been raffles, Mersey tunnel 10K, Coast to Coast bike ride, Wirral bikeathon, dress down days, cake bakes, street collection, Christmas e-cards & Santa letters & a final hour appeal.

What do you think motivates staff to continue fundraising?

Our staff are always fully engaged in the fundraising in the office & I think that Bloodwise is close to their hearts & appreciate how much work the charity is doing to finding a cure

What has been the best thing about partnering with Bloodwise?

Knowing that they are doing such an amazing job in the research they do & trial, the charity committee really enjoyed going to the research centre & meeting with the scientists & patients.

What do you think makes a successful charity partnership?

Being engaged & having national/local charity events organised by the charity also helps with regards to fundraising as you can piggy back off them.

Find out more about volunteering for Bloodwise >