Dorset Community foundation

Dorset Community foundation – A huge thank you to Dorset community fund for awarding us £4569.00 in funding. We rely on funding bids such as this to continue to run our charity, continuing to not only support parents but to shine the light on child sexual abuse.

National lottery community fund

Thank you so much to the national lottery community fund for awarding us £9940.00 in funding. This is a significant amount of money which enables us to keep the charity running, allowing us to continue supporting and raising awareness of child sexual abuse.

John Jay shield award

We are honoured to announce that our CEO Mandy was awarded the John Jay shield award on the 21st March 2019. The John Jay shield is awarded to people who make a difference and help to keep people safe within the community. We are absolutely thrilled for Acts Fast and Mandy to hold this award and it empowers us to keep going and shine the light on sexual abuse.

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Rewarding Our Volunteer

We were thrilled to present one of our volunteers Paula, with a room to reward.  Partnering with selected hotels that offer volunteers a free two night stay in a hotel of their choice.  Here at Acts Fast we really value all of our volunteers and were so pleased to be able to recognise one of them in this way.

Our New Premises

We are very excited to be moving into our new offices in Mannings Heath.  We are looking forward to the charity continuing to expand.  Being a small charity, money can sometimes be a problem, however we were incredibly lucky that our CEO’s husband worked free of charge to build our amazing new office.

New Funding

 

The Allen Lane foundation  – We’re so grateful to Allen Lane foundation for this funding in the amount of £5976.00.  This enables us to keep supporting parents, which in turn allows their children, affected by sexual abuse to be as well supported as possible.  Vital for recovery from trauma and abuse.

Alice Cooper Dean – Thank you so much to Alice Cooper Dean for this funding of £3000.00.  This enables our vital service to keep going.  Funding is crucial to keep our service going, so that we can continue to support parents and carers.

COOP Community Fund


Acts Fast have recently been awarded funding kindly provided by the COOP, a big thank you to all of the lovely customers who inadvertently donate to charity just through shopping at COOP.  We are so appreciative of this funding as it enables us to continue supporting parents and carers of children who have suffered sexual abuse.

One Family Foundation

One Family Foundation Award

We were lucky enough to be awarded some funding of £4842.00 from one family foundation, we were kindly put forward for it by a parent who has accessed our support services previously.  We are extremely grateful as we rely on funding such as this to continue providing our vital service.

Venus Awards final

The Venus awards were on Friday 23rd Nov 18.  although Mandy didn’t win, she continues to inspire us to carry on working in this difficult field, passionately helping families who have been affected by CSA.

Dorset 2018 Venus Awards Finalists

Dorset 2018 Venus Awards Finalists Announcement in association with Mercedes-Benz of Poole!

 It was more than tea for two at the Dorset 2018 Venus Awards Finalists Announcement, hosted by Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth on 26th September 2018.

At a splendid afternoon tea hosted at Marsham Court Hotel on 26th September 2018, more than 100 guests from the local business community gathered to celebrate the Dorset 2018 Venus Awards finalists who will be progressing to the next stage of these prestigious business awards.    

Although in our 9th year, we cannot believe that we are the number of applications continue to grow, making the finalist selection process harder than ever. “We received more than 1,200 nominations and applications for the 15 award categories, which highlights the huge contribution that women in business are making to businesses in the Dorset Region,” said Venus Awards founder Tara Howard. Launched in May, participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage through a combination of sponsor panel and public judging.

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

“There are so many inspirational, influential women here, it’s fantastic to see!”

The Dorset 2018 Venus Awards in association with Mercedes-Benz of Poole will culminate in a Glamorous Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 23rd November 2018 at The Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth.

 The Venus Awards Dorset 2018 Finalists are:

 Influential Woman of The Year (Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Poole)

Nicole

Dawson

Sing People Sing

Beverley

Hepting

Discover Your Voice

Erin

Thomas Wong

Making Mumpreneurs Ltd

 

 

 

Employer of the Year Award

 

Kirstin

Duffield

Morning Data

Nicola

Honer

Go South Coast Ltd

Emma

Lynch

BBD Boom Ltd

Rosie

Wallace

Marsham Court Hotel Ltd

Sandra

Palmer-Snellin

Farmer Palmers

Small Business of the Year (Sponsored by Dutton Gregory LLP)

Emma

Lynch

BBD Boom Ltd

Danielle

Manton-Kelly

The Wedding Crècherz

Jo

Spragg

Kite Clothing

Breakthrough Employee of The Year Year (Sponsored by Prysm)

Cara

Ashford

Conker Spirit

Sian

Gill

Autism Wessex

Hayley

Johnston

Ceuta Healthcare Ltd

Amber

Leegwater

Emm-Power Ltd

Annette

Murphy

Just Move In

Inspirational Woman of the Year (Sponsored by Bournemouth University)

Mandy

Gulliver

Acts Fast

Danielle

Manton-Kelly

The Wedding Crècherz

Gemma

Alcock

SkyBound Rescuer

Dimpee

Kalita-Smith

Condor Ferries

Rachael

Gibson

Autism Wessex

Entrepreneur of The Year (Sponsored by D52ltd – Business Toolkit)

Kirstin

Duffield

Morning Data

Dee

Clayton

Simply Amazing Training Ltd

Heather

Williams

Sourcing Playground

 

Sustainability Award (Sponsored by Tops Day Nurseries)

 

Jo

Spragg

Kite Clothing

Kelly

Levell

We Do Ethical

Lynda

Daniels

The Southern Sustainability Partnership

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by Luxurycare)

Sarah

Carlile

Coconut Creatives

Nicola

Honer

Go South Coast Ltd

Annie

Raven – Vause

Heartledwellbeing Ltd

Customer Service Award (Sponsored by Lovett International)

Natalie

Cranston

Beautifully Gorgeous

Jo

Spragg

Kite Clothing

Philippa

Sole

Philippa Sole

Business Mother Award (Sponsored by (BCS) Bournemouth Collegiate School)

Emma

Lynch

BBD Boom Ltd

Danielle

Manton-Kelly

The Wedding Crècherz

Kate

Cadbury

Kate Cadbury Pilates

 

 

Musical Talent Award (Sponsored by Madding Crowd)

Carley

Varley

Carley Varley Music

Lauren

Bannon

Lauren Bannon Music

Tanya

Miller

Tanya Miller

Gem

Rose

Dream Academy

HR Manager Award (Sponsored by MPLOY Staff)

Lynsey

Allan

Ultra Electronics

Clare

McKnight

Farrow & Ball

Hayley

Bennett

CCA International

PR Excellence Award (Sponsored by Sunny Brid PR)

Jo

Dickinson

Ceuta healthcare

Gabriella

Egleton

Hall & Woodhouse

Lisa

Looker

Haskins Garden Centres

Sandra

Palmer-Snellin

Farmer Palmers

 

Marketing Excellence Award

Kasia

Bigda

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods

Joanna

Bray

Docrafts

Sarah

Carlile

Coconut Creatives

Sarah

Hunter

Openwide International

Sally

Newman

BOFA International

 

Director Award

Lauren

Day

Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

Joanna

Bray

Docrafts

Jo

Michael

Sandown Mercedes

Angela

Piromalli

Rock Recruitment

Georgina

Hurcombe

LoveLove Films

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Notes for editors:

The Venus Awards were set up in Dorset in 2009 by Tara Howard to recognise the hard work, effort and skill it takes women to juggle business with other commitments successfully. The Awards have since been expanded to Southampton, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Devon & Cornwall, Isle of Wight, Oxford, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Thames Valley and London.  

 Encs.

Photograph: All Finalists at the Marsham Court Hotel Dorset Venus Awards 2018 Finalist Announcement. Photograph courtesy of Christian Lawson.

To find out more about the Venus Awards or to arrange an interview please contact Tara Howard on 01202 559039 or email at Distributed on behalf of Venus Awards – www.venusawards.co.uk