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The Pattenmakers Company Charitable Foundation
The Pattenmakers Company Charitable Foundation
Pattenmakers WF21

Pattenmakers WF21

Why we need your help

SPECIAL PATTENMAKERS CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING PROJECT FOR THE DMRC CAFÉ, DMRC, PART OF OUR FOUNDATION’S CHARITABLE CAUSES

WORKPLACE FUTURES CONFERENCE 2021 - are raising funds for a very special cause – The DMRC Café at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, DMRC, at Stanford Hall, Loughborough.

The Pattenmakers is one of the oldest Guilds in the City of London and many Facilities Managers are members of this livery, including Warden to the Trade Martin Pickard and Assistant to the Court, Liveryman David Emanuel. Our Charitable Foundation supports a range of well-deserving causes, including directly assisting injured service personnel. The Pattenmakers have a long association with the DMRC, as they fund specially designed orthopaedic footwear for seriously injured servicemen and women. Their recovery and rehabilitation takes many months and even years. During this time, these brave people remain as serving members of the Armed Forces, living in and being treated at these military facilities.
 

THE DMRC CAFÉ WILL HELP IMPROVE THE WELLBEING OF OUR INJURED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

The DMRC, at Stanford Hall, Loughborough was gifted to the Nation following a £300 million Fundraising initiative led by the Duke of Westminster. Opened in 2019, this specially-built complex provides enhanced rehabilitation capabilities, combining technology with proven therapies to aid the healing process for the seriously injured. The servicemen and women desperately need a dedicated social area where they can relax and spend time with visiting family and friends, which is why the Pattenmakers are committed to raising at least £35,000 this year from our Charity budget to go towards creating The DMRC Café.

Zones within the 295 sq m DMRC Café will create an oasis of calm as well as lively hubs in which to socialise, be inspired, to exercise, and to learn. Addressing an extensive range of needs for DMRC’s residents, The DMRC Café will be a superb best-in-class space where they can aid their recovery, greatly improving the experience of their rehabilitation journey.

One of the beneficiaries of Stanford Hall is Lieutenant Commander, Emma McCormick, who sustained an injury to her lower right leg, which had to be amputated. Her life changed completely. Luckily, the DMRC took her under its wing, resulting in her receiving tremendous specialist care on her journey to recovery. She was subsequently and successfully involved in the Invictus Games.

Emma commented with pride – “Stanford Hall and all the people who work there are true miracle workers. They put servicemen and women together again after injuries sustained whilst in service. And they did just that with me. They got me out of a wheelchair onto crutches, then onto a stick and finally, a brace. Ultimately, the Pattenmakers via Bill Bird, the wonderful specialist footwear craftsman, made me a magnificent pair of bespoke boots. I am now walking taller and with more confidence. Please don’t underestimate the difference it makes to us to have a smart pair of shoes or boots which really fit – it’s a miracle.”


Please help our Charitable causes -
On behalf of Martin and myself, we would like to ask for your support for the Pattenmakers Company Charitable Foundation, including the exciting DMRC Café.

There was no charge for your delegate place at Workplace Futures Conference 2021 - Return to the Workplace this year, so any donation however small, would be greatly appreciated.


https://www.pattenmakers.co.uk/index.php/charity/

Thank you - any donation which you make will be gratefully received. Please use reference: WF21 when making a donation

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May 18, 2021

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i-FM the organisers of Workplace Futures are pleased to donate and encourage all our delegates to make a donation, however small, towards the Pattenmakers Company Charitable Foundation, including the exciting DMRC Cafe in lieu of their delegate fees.

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