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Bexley charities part of more than £500,000 donation

PUBLISHED: 12:17 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:17 26 October 2015

Axis maintenance operative

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A foundation has donated more than £500,000 to various causes

A charity foundation is looking for new beneficiaries after donating more than £500,00 to various charities.

Children’s hospice Demelza, Greenwich and Bexley Hospice and The Woodside School are all part of donations totalling more than £500,000.

The donations have come over previous years as part of the Axis Foundation.

The foundation also works in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust, and has donated £85,000 to fund outreach programmes for disadvantaged 12 to 18-year-olds living in Bexley and surrounding areas.

It has donated £85,000 to help the club run football training alongside workshops in topics such as healthy eating and drug awareness.

The foundation was first set up by property maintenance company, Axis.

Axis chief executive John Hayes said: “Some of our property maintenance contracts last for decades in social housing communities so it makes sense for us to become part of the social fabric. It’s important that we do what we can to improve the lives and prospects of residents.

Demelza Hospice Care, which supports children suffering from degenerative diseases has received more than £250,000 towards Demelza’s Adopt a Nurse campaign.

Natalie Tegg, head of partnerships at Demelza said: “Axis has been outstanding in their support for Demelza over the years. All the staff have really got behind the charity and done all sorts of amazing things to raise money.”


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