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Lane Systems, helping Zoe's Place with Smarties!
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Lane Systems, helping Zoe's Place with Smarties!

Published date: 14 June 2019

Lane Systems, helping Zoe's Place with Smarties!


Here at Zoe’s Place in Middlesbrough we love it when companies in and around Teesside and the North East get on board by helping to raise funds for our charity. Today we are Featuring LaneSystems, an IT Support company based in Fishburn, Stockton.

Born almost 25 years ago, LaneSystems have built corporate responsibility into the core of their business. Director Michel Lane, sees this as a fundamental aspect of business in general, understanding that the local area requires help and support from those with the means to do so. 

At Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice we provide respite and palliative care for babies and children from birth to 5 years old who have life limiting and life threatening conditions. No matter how severe their disabilities, we put into each day as much joy as we can through play, touch and stimulation, making everything as much fun as possible. All care is provided on a one to one basis by Registered Children’s’ Nurses and trained Care Assistants. We care for 6 children at any one time and at the present time are caring for 33 families on a rotational basis. This time is extremely precious for both the children and their families. 

You will likely be aware of the difficulties we are currently facing at Zoe’s Place with regards to funding. This has been reported in the media and you can read directly about our journey via this blog. Due to funding cuts, we are potentially looking at closing our doors for up to two days per week. This is a devastating blow not only to us as a charity but more so those who rely upon us
How much is needed to keep the charity going each year? 

£1.5 million is required simply to keep the doors open.

How can you help towards this? 

We would absolutely love if members of the public and business across Teesside and the North East could set up a direct debit of just £10/month. If this is something you could do then please visit here

Of course, there are so many other ways you can get involved in terms of fundraising. LaneSystem are currently involved in our Smarties challenge which is fantastic! Having snaffled numerous packets of smarties during their tea break, the team have committed to filling the empty tubes with 20 pence pieces. Once full, tubes will be donated to Zoe’s Place where we are extremely grateful. 

Additional ideas for fundraising include a charity dinner, sponsored run, football game, netball game and non-uniform day at work. We found a great blog with 100 ideas on ways you can help raise money. Take a look at 100 Unique Fundraising Ideas That Actually Work. 

We would like to offer LaneSystems a huge thank you for getting involved with fundraising for Zoe’s Place. You can find out about their journey via their blog, Helping Zoe’s Place. The team have also shared what they’re doing across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The importance of sharing cannot be underestimated. When you tell people about how you’re helping, word spreads quickly and it’s this that further helps our charity.
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