Parvalux team gear up with festive fundraising bonanza for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Parvalux Electric Motors is gearing up for a festive fundraising bonanaza in aid of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

The business, a leading global manufacturer of geared motor solutions, has its full workforce of some 200 staff behind the hospice fundraising after staff voted for their preferred charity to support.  The business has 4 sites, with 2 in Bournemouth, 1 in Poole and 1 in Birmingham.

Managing Director Nick Parker said, “Parvalux has been a prominent manufacturing employer in Bournemouth for many years and although this year has been a tough one, our employees have pulled together and worked really hard to make it successful. We’re delighted to be in a position to help raise funds to support a great local charity such as Lewis -Manning Hospice Care, which was selected as our charity by a vote across all our staff. It’s especially important at this time of year and we hope that the new year brings better and happier tidings for everyone in 2021…..”

Finance Controller Liam Davis added, Our team is really passionate about fundraising, and this year we’ve created a whole month of festive fun and games. In week 1, staff guessed the number of chocolate brussel sprouts in a jar. The closest guess won the chocolates.  This week we have a giant teddy bear to guess the name of and win. Week 3 will be to guess the weight of the ham and in week 4 we will hold a Christmas raffle with some fabulous items on offer! Everyone pays a 50p donation to enter, with multiple entries allowed.” 

Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Nicki Cluley advised, “We are so pleased to have the support of the team at Parvalux. We’re really excited about working together in 2021 with lots of different fundraising ideas to pursue.”

If your business is looking to support a local charity in anyway then please look no further than Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. Support can be anything from fundraising initiatives like team treks, to spinathons to volunteering at one of our events. To discuss further with our Fundraising team, call 01202 708470 or email,

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 28 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person
– Creative arts & wellbeing support
– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients
– Better breathing clinic
– Family bereavement & support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area.

To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.

Registered charity no. 1120193

About Parvalux

Parvalux is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fractional horsepower geared motors.  Since 1947 we have been manufacturing geared motor solutions, during this time we have built a tremendous reputation for offering one of the world’s most extensive and reliable ranges of customisable AC and DC geared motor units. With over 20 million motors installed globally, we are proud of our heritage and reputation for high quality.

Saffery Champness Accountants join in #StepUp Challenge launched by Bournemouth entrepreneurs

Saffery Champness Accountants in Bournemouth has created a team to join in the #StepUp Challenge that was launched by Bournemouth nightclub owners Ty Temel and Benjamin Banks-Reynolds, together with fitness coach Jamie Whisken, aka ReDefine Jamie.

Launched on 1st November, participants have been encouraged to complete one million steps by December 21st, either individually, as a pair or in a team. That’s an average of 20,000 steps a day!

Proceeds will go to Dorset Mind and, in particular, men’s mental health.

The 50-day #StepUp challenge follows in the footsteps of #TheJune500 challenge which was thought up by Ty, Benjamin and Jamie as a way of keeping focused during the lockdown.

It saw a community of almost 200 people each complete 500 kilometres during June with a variety of active pursuits including cycling, running, swimming and more.

Ty, Owner of Halo Bournemouth, said: “We were blown away with the feedback we received from everyone about The June 500 challenge.

“After being inundated with requests for a new challenge we feel the time is right.

“With this challenge, we want to help both ourselves and others to have a focus again during an uncertain time and have an engaged community supporting each other.”

Saffery Director, Hannah Mazrae said , “At Saffery we jumped at the chance to join in the #StepUp Challenge. We have 8 team members who have been super keen to get involved, including Alex Simmons who is averaging an incredible 30,000 steps a day. He gets up at 5.30am, walks for 2 hours and is then back for breakfast with his 7-year-old daughter before she heads to school!

“Our team is due to compete in the ‘Race the Sun Brecon Beacons’ event in March 2021 – which involves cycling, kayaking and hiking.  We saw the #StepUp Challenge as perfect preparation to get fit and focused for this next team challenge.

“The #StepUp Challenge team includes myself, Alex Simmons, Henry Shirley, Collette Parry, Annalise Wareham, Maryna Lobova, Jake Walsh and our PR consultant Kate Shaw from KTPR.

“Our ambition is a team total of 7 million steps in 50 days.  We’d love people to support our fundraising, for such a brilliant and deserving cause. Please visit our JustGiving page here.”


About Saffery Champness LLP

Saffery Champness LLP is a firm of chartered accountants that advises individuals and families, not-for-profit organisations and businesses across a range of sectors. As a member of Nexia International, it is part of a worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms.

For over 160 years, the firm’s success has been founded upon providing clients with a genuinely partner-led service and working with them to create bespoke solutions that help them to achieve their personal and business objectives. For more information visit or see Twitter @Safferys