Dental Design duo take on Great Wall of China challenge for Julia’s House

Staff at Dental Design Products in Poole went the extra mile fundraising for Julia’s House on Tuesday when they ditched their cars and took on a cycle to work challenge.

Members of the award–winning dental marketing agency, based in Braseside Business Park in Sterte Avenue West, left their cars behind and donated all the money they saved on petrol to Julia’s House.

Staff who clocked up a total of 64 miles were promised bacon or sausage baguettes and were told they could set off at their normal time by the agency’s owner and managing director Nigel Reece. Nigel also agreed to match the total amount raised by staff and the total raised by the duo so far is £1,160.

The Cycle To Work challenge was just one of a number of fundraisers for the charity completed by the digital team members including a half marathon, a cake sale, a car boot sale, raffle and a month-long carless commute to work challenge.

The fundraising bonanza has been inspired by colleagues Lucy Mander and Rosie Littlejohns who will be bravely stepping out this October with other trekkers on an ambitious hike for Julia’s House along the Great Wall of China raising vital funds for the charity that supports life-limited children and their families.

The duo and fellow hikers will complete an arduous five days of trekking to altitudes of over 800m with gruelling inclines and thousands of steps to conquer.

Training in progress

“The money raised for the Julia’s House Children’s Hospice will go towards providing much needed breaks for the children and their families who face challenges on a daily basis,” said Digital Design online marketing executive Lucy.

Adds Rosie: “It’s a great opportunity to help provide much-needed support and a chance to join together with others in a once in a lifetime adventure Walking the Great Wall of China.

“Julia’s House is such an incredible place and it’s a privilege to have fundraised for them.”

To sponsor either Lucy or Rosie click on the links below – any money donated will go directly to Julia’s House.