Published: January 27, 2022 | Updated: January 28, 2022

Dorset Biz News round-up: Saffery Champness, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Eco, savvy navvy

Nicki Cluley, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, and Jamie Lane, Partner, Saffery Champness.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Saffery Champness sign pledge to join ’30 for 30′ campaign

Top accountancy firm Saffery Champness has joined Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s 30th anniversary ’30 for 30’ campaign.

It’s signed a pledge certificate to commit to raising £1,000 for the Poole-based hospice during 2022.

Nicki Cluley, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, said: “We are delighted to welcome on board Safferys to become part of our ’30 for 30’ campaign.

“We are lucky to have them as loyal supporters of the hospice and their continued support is very much appreciated.

“’30 for 30’ was launched to encourage 30 local businesses to pledge to raise £1,000 each, in order for the charity to raise £30,000 in its 30th year.”

Saffery Partner Jamie Lane said: “It’s a real pleasure to offer our commitment to our local community hospice.

“We are very much aware of the extraordinary care that they provide to patients and their families with life limiting illnesses.

“We will have various fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including our annual legal Go-Karting Challenge event.”

Businesses interested in joining the ’30 for 30′ campaign can find out more information by clicking here.


More than 700 Christmas trees recycled and £10,000+ raised for hospice

An annual Christmas tree collection service has raised more than £10,000 for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and is also set to produce seven tonnes of compost product.

The popular initiative, now in its fourth year, is on course to generate big environmental benefits through recycling partner, Eco Sustainable Solutions.

After collection the trees were shredded and placed in windrows at Eco’s Parley site.

Tristan Dampney, Eco’s Marketing Manager, with some of the trees.

When composted they’ll produce seven tonnes of product, such as Eco Mix soil improver.

Ruth Wright, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s Area Fundraiser, said, “We are thrilled at how our Christmas tree collection service has grown again this year and are extremely proud of the level of recycling that was achieved and how many local lives this money will help.

“The amount raised will enable the hospice to pay for over 100 hours of nursing care.

“We’ve had some fantastic business partners who have contributed to the success of this initiative:

  • Leader Fox Estate Agents
  • Eco Sustainable Solutions
  • Abacus and Compton Acres who lent vans
  • Dorset Tree Surgeons
  • James Dean Landscaping for helping to chip the trees and deliver to Eco
  • An army of volunteer collectors, including Dan – ‘Man with a Van!’
  • Martin Bell
  • Irwin Mitchell solicitors
  • Barrett Homes
  • Greendale Construction
  • easyStorage
  • Kemp Sails.

“It’s been a huge operation but the support that we received was a big help, so a huge thanks to everyone who got involved.

“Whether it was a donation or volunteering your time, you’ve made a real difference,” added Ruth.


What a result! savvy navvy hits the magic million

“The support is truly overwhelming and such a great reward for our team who have worked so hard to develop the app and our brand over the years.”

The words of Jelte Liebrand, CEO and Founder of Bournemouth-based savvy navvy, after the marine technology company smashed through the £1m mark in a crowdfunder campaign.

As reported on Dorset Biz News, savvy navvy exceeded its initial £750,004 target within hours of going live on the investment platform Seedrs with offers still pouring in.

On January 28, and with 27 days left, £1,059,828 had been raised from 530 investors.

Jelte, pictured, said: “I could never have imagined when I started out on the savvy navvy journey back in 2017 that we would be standing here today with over £1m investment from more than 500 investors.

“The support is truly overwhelming.”

savvy navvy integrates essential marine information into one app, with a modern interface.

It is available on Android, IOS, PC and Mac and can be used on an unlimited number of devices simultaneously.

Charts, weather, tide, marina details and passage planning with full tidal vectors are all in one place.