At the annual Visualsoft eCommerce workshop and forum event in March, a Who Wants to be a Millionaire style competition took place, which saw the lucky winner pick up an iPad2 courtesy of VS.
The winner of the prize who successfully answered all 12 eCommerce related questions correctly was one of Visualsoft’s partners, Moneybookers, who instantly made the decision to donate the prize back to Visualsoft to give to charity. It was local babies hospice Zoe’s Place who received the gift to raise money for the charity.
Zoe’s Place specialises in offering palliative and respite care for babies and infants from birth to five years old. The charity receives very little Government funding, and mostly relies on the generosity of the public to help raise the £2.5 million a year they need to keep Zoë’s Place open for the many families that need our expert care and support. Visualsoft has continued to support the charity in recent years, with our Director completing the Iron Man in 2011 for the cause, raising £5000 in the process.
Rachael Bareham, community Fundraiser for the charity said ‘We are delighted to have received the iPad 2 from Visualsoft. Although in the past we have had some amazing donations we’ve never had anything like this before so we were very excited when Visualsoft chose Zoe’s Place to be the recipients! We intend to make the most of the donation and therefore have decided to raffle it over the summer period. The lucky winner will no doubt have many hours of enjoyment out of it and in return Zoe’s Place will raise some much needed cash to go towards care for our babies and their families’.
‘We need to raise in excess of £1 million each year just to open the doors at Zoe’s Place; as we receive a very small amount of funding from the Primary Care Trusts and grants we rely on the generosity from members of the public and local businesses in order to keep our hospice open and our babies cared for. We are extremely grateful to Visualsoft for the very generous donation that has allowed us to run our Summer Sizzler competition’.
To find out more about Zoe’s Place, visit the website at www.zoes-place.org.uk, or to buy tickets for the raffle contact the centre on 01642 457985.