Thank you for helping us raise over £1000 for charity
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Last Christmas we had two votes to decide on our charity partners for 2023 (doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as the Wham! song). We decided on one internally but also wanted to help a charity chosen externally, so we put it to DSA assessors to choose one.
As we’re over halfway through 2023 now it seemed a good time to give an update on this, and I’m delighted to say we’ve now donated £1,720 to each charity.
Of course, we can’t really take credit for this! The money that’s been given stems entirely from assessments where Booost has been recommended, and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s recommended Booost: it’s the reason we’ve been able to donate so much to each.
This also felt like the perfect moment to give a reminder of the brilliant work each charity does…
The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more.
The Foundation’s mission is to advocate for the improvement of the life chances of anyone with these conditions, creating social change so that the world views neurodiversity as a strength and a way of ‘thinking differently’.
They work in partnership with agencies across all sectors to remove the cultural and systemic inequalities for neurodiverse people in health, education, and employment.
The statistics around the work that they do are quite staggering. Over 40,000 professionals are trained annually across the early years, education, justice, and health sectors. More than 700 ADHD clinical ADHD assessments are provided per year. Over 1,200 Early Years Consultations annually. And the figures just go on. Needless to say, it’s invaluable work.
The Air Ambulance Service
The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance, across England, Scotland and Wales, and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.
They provide life-saving emergency care in the form of rapid-response helicopters and critical care cars. This year alone, they’ve completed an inspiring 1,873 missions, with 329 total hours of flight time and 29,884 miles travelled by car. It’s no exaggeration to say the speed at which they complete missions can be the difference between life and death. Their work is absolutely critical and entirely funded by donations: they don’t receive any government backing.
On a personal level, it has been an absolute pleasure working with both of these organisations. Everyone I’ve spoken with is deeply passionate about their cause and works tirelessly towards their goals, and it’s a privilege to be able to support them in this. Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the good folks out there recommending Booost to students - if that’s you, then you’ve earned yourself a pat on the back. So thank you again, and I’m excited to carry on working with Air Ambulance and the ADHD Foundation!