Document Boss in the Community
Alongside its day to day business responsibilities, Document Boss also aims to be an organisation which is philanthropic within the community and encourages individuals within the company to utilise their individual talents to support good causes and give something back.
Below are some of our recent and on-going activities. We see these activities as an essential part of assisting those in the wider, global community who are less fortunate than ourselves or simply need help and support, whatever form that may take.
Mark Davis, Document Boss' Business Development Manager, undertakes Epic Trip across India
Mark Davis and his friend, David Bradshaw, currently know as Team King Tuk, are traversing exotic India - in a 3-wheeled, motorised rickshaw - to raise money for Cool Earth and Friends of Salaam Baalak Trust
During their two week voyage, Mark and David expect to encounter a number of challenges - not least, the deep pot holes, the elephants and (sacred) cows which will undoubtedly cross their path. The trip is not for the faint-hearted as the teams are completely unsupported and must survive the trip, including technical hitches with their motorised transport, as best they can.
Read more about the trip or, if you would like to donate to these worthy causes, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=kingtuk&isTeam=true
Ongoing Charitable Support
Mark Edwards, CEO of Document Boss has instigated a campaign, utilising his talent for photography, working with the Alzheimers Association to raise awareness regarding the lack of funding going into research.
Mark is a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Research UK http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/?gclid=CICh78Ow-7ICFYXMtAod-FEAMw and has undertaken numerous photographic studies, both of his own mother and others, to highlight the plight of the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Some examples of Mark’s work are to be found on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-edwards/sets/72157624460945827. Mark also has a Just Giving page, dedicated to raising funds for Alzheimer’s
Helping the Homeless
In addition to his work with Alzheimer’s Research, Mark is also in the process of completing a three year project to raise awareness regarding the issues of the Homeless in the UK. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-edwards/sets/72157625055972331/.
In his travels, taking pictures of the homeless, Mark has found that the stories behind people’s homelessness are many and varied. Some are shocking; others surprising and even more are quite tragic. Mark plans to hold an exhibition of his photographs to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people in the UK. He also plans to publish a coffee table book of the images to generate money to support help for them. If anybody would be interested in sponsoring such a book, please contact Mark Edwards direct.
December 2012 - Isabel Ross-Edwards, Editor of Boss News, is to take part in the Grim Challenge on December 2nd http://www.grimchallenge.co.uk/. She and two team mates are to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The 8 mile race takes place on an army vehicle testing track, which is off-road, very muddy and includes sections of wading through waist high water. Wish them luck and donate if you are able to at http://www.justgiving.com/Isabel-Ross-Edwards
October 2012 - John Symon, our SVP of the Asia Pacific region, is about to undertake a cycle ride from Windsor to Paris - a trip of some 200miles - in three days http://www.everydayarts.co.uk/page4/index.html
He is undertaking the challenge to assist with raising funds for the Green Room Project.
“The Green Room Project helps school refusers feel positive and return to full time education. It works thanks to the dedication of The Everyday Arts team and the support of local schools, authorities, and general public. The Green Room is currently helping students in Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot and Slough in the UK. But the aim is for it to grow. We believe we can drastically reduce the number of young people who feel there is nothing they can bring to the world. We are passionately against the notion of a 'lost' generation. This generation is not lost. It's at worst, finding its way. Everyday Arts and The Green Room Project can help to Start a Path”. For more details about the Green Room Project follow the link http://www.everydayarts.co.uk/page3/index.html
July 2012 - Lesley Kennedy, our Global Sales & Marketing Manager, recently participated in the Cambridgeshire Race for Life to help raise funds for cancer research. As Lesley is a novice runner, this was a particularly impressive achievement, especially as she was accompanied by her young daughter, Eden, 9 years old. The two enjoyed an energetic and moving day out, whilst also raising funds for a very important cause. Lesley also had a lot of fun dressing up : )
May 2011 – John Symon, SVP of Asia Pacific, and a companion cycled the 1000+ miles from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research and Riding for the Disabled. John is a veteran cyclist with many miles in the saddle and relishes the challenge of a long ride. To learn more about his gruelling ride from Lands End to John O’Groats trip follow the link to the daily blog, complete with video clip of John’s arrival at his rather bleak destination http://tickettoride2011.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/lejog-gets-underway.html