Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October's Newsletter.

Hello All!

So Summer is officially over and Autumn has, without a doubt, descended upon us.  I, for one, am grateful for long cosy evenings and crunchy leaves. 
So here at CFH, October has been a busy month.  We started off well with a Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised a grand total of £300 and ate a lot of cake in the process (GBBO has nothing on us, not a soggy bottom in sight).



In other charity related news, we were informed by Sarah Lakey, the Fundraising Manager we worked with in last month’s ‘Cycle to Work’ day that the £500 we raised has been delivered to Charlotte who lives near Sidmouth.  Her new bike has been set up in the conservatory, overlooking the garden, and her dad is going to set his bike up next to her so they can spend time together whilst exercising.
Charlotte was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma in July 2015.  Following numerous treatment she has been left suffering with numerous side-effects including Diabetes Insipidus, short term memory loss, adrenal insufficiency and visual impairment.   Understandably, following invasive treatments and hospital stays, she has become very unfit.  This bike will allow her to build up her exercise inside the house, before starting on the road with her sight impairment.



“Many thanks to everyone at Docmail for the money raised, it has truly made a difference to Charlotte’s life”.

In Business and Print News

This month we attended several exhibitions and gave away a grand total of 505 trees!  We were also very honoured to present the Sirona Health & Care awards, where a lovely evening was had by all.  I hope you enjoyed following Denise along on twitter during the evening.

We have also unveiled exciting news regarding our Dynamic Marketing programme and the next phase of development following our deal with Pitney Bowes.  We are the first Pitney Bowes client in Europe to integrate Print+ Response with Print+ Messenger.  This enables us to print on the outside of the envelope, on inserts and on Business Reply Envelopes, creating striking, high-impact, personalised documents for our hybrid mail clients!  
If you want to read more about this, visit the Pitney Bowes article or the coverage in Print Week.


Finally, finishing once more on all things Autumn, don’t forget to apply for your Woodland Trust Pack for treeID and seed collecting.

From elsewhere on the net

Flu Vaccination season is upon us, we hope all your campaigns were successful.  If you didn’t use our services this year and want to read a little more about how we can help, read how one GP used our  CFH Docmail to plan and organise his whole campaign.

Green business and innovation is a topic we post about frequently on Twitter, but this article stood out to us particularly this month.

Finally, finishing on the Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner.



This year we have rallied a team of 22 people to run the Bath Half next March, in support of the RUH ‘Forever Friends Appeal’.   This week Clayton Nash, Print Operator from Radstock shares his thoughts about this with us.

“I’ve always wanted to run in a half marathon and now I’ve been given the opportunity. Thanks to CFH I am now able to take part and raise money for an excellent cause!
To say that I’ve been badgered by my colleagues is an understatement, but I’m pleased that Sam Selway and Danny Young have encouraged me as I’ll be able to complete something that I’ve been meaning to achieve since my twenties, so thank you lads!
I started my training some weeks ago with support from Sam and I’m building my stamina and improving the distance every week. If time allows I like to run at least three times a week and maintaining my fitness level is another goal.

I would love to complete the half marathon in two hours or less and one day my aim is to complete a full marathon; however this goal may take some time to reach, although I am determined to succeed before I’m too old!” 

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