DBS director Julie Priestley celebrated her birthday this weekend with an action-packed charity race at the Lincolnshire Showground. Julie took part in the Inflatable Colour Dash – a five-kilometre race where participants climb, clamber and crawl their way through a course of inflatable obstacles while being blasted with a variety of brightly coloured paints along the way. The event raises much needed funds for St. Barnabas Hospice, a leading Lincolnshire charity which provides palliative and end-of life care to adults living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. “I took part in the race with my friends Trish and Di and we chose the team name Charlie’s Angels. We had a really fun time raising money for a wonderful cause and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us. We have raised £143 offline and £40 online so far” explained Julie. Donations are still open and can be made through Julie’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lincolncolourdash2018.
DBS have been announced as finalists in the North Kesteven District Council’s Community Champion Awards from a pool of 80 nominations.Each year, North Kesteven District Council’s Community Champion Awards recognises those who have gone above and beyond for their community.DBS were nominated for the "Community Business" category by local parish councillor Keith Lamyman for the neighbourly contributions that have made a difference to the local community.Employee owned DBS operates a corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), contributing locally and internationally to worthy causes. Locally, DBS director David Clarke founded the Navenby Business Network.DBS also made a very significant contribution to the village being equipped with three defibrillator units, a life-saving and essential safety measure for rural locations.DBS provide website support to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. They also provide a website free of charge to local charity Star Trust. DBS have worked closely with local schools Priory LSST and William Robertson for more than a decade to provide work experience opportunities.DBS is also active in two mentoring schemes. For the last 6 years David and his team have worked hard to initiate and continue a mentoring scheme for University of Lincoln students in their final year. This mentoring service involves CV advice, conducting practice interviews and giving careers guidance to students who may be unprepared for the demands of the world of work.David also mentors for a Lincolnshire scheme called Mission Mentor, giving children in care in the county a chance to gain valuable guidance on education and work as well as motivation. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of October 19th.