We wanted to thank our customers and to give something back for all the work we had during 2010. So Lanedo decided to give to a chunk of its revenue to charity.
There were 6 charities chosen:
- St. Elizabeth’s Hospice
- King’s College Hospital
- Red Cross
- SOS Children’s Village
- Ipswich Hospital Urology Department
There were a number of reasons to choose these charities. For the King’s College Hopital, Ipswich Hopital and St. Elizabeth’s Hospice, the reasons were very close to my heart. During 2010, my father (Brian Russell) was diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is something his father also suffers from (as do millions of men towards old age). Each of these hospitals have been instrumental in helping my dad beat the cancer and helping both family members with treatments. Additionally, St. Elizabeth’s Hospice has aided the late Alison Clarke who was my piano teacher until she too died of cancer not long ago.
Our world has seen much grief and disasters last year that caught our attention. To help mitigating and future development, half of our donations went to the wider public through Unicef, SOS Children’s Villages and the Red Cross.
We hadn’t announced this until now for a few reasons. One of which was that the new website was not finished and we didn’t have a NEWS page to announce it on either.
So again, thank you to everyone we worked with last year!