Corporate Responsibility at TLA / 2014

TLA take our corporate responsibility very seriously and are commited to supporting charities both local and nationwide.

There are so many extremely worthy charities and of course we can't support them all, but supporting ones that affect our staff and friends is our aim and we sincerely hope that every donation makes a real difference to peoples' lives.

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FMA UK, the Fibromyalgia association.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location and is usually most severe in parts of the body that are used most.

Fibromyalgia is a common illness. In fact, it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis and can even be more painful. TLA hopes a small donation will help support this charity and the work it does in raising awareness about this difficult condition.

For more information about Fibromyalgia, please click to visit the FMA UK website. There are donations links on the right hand side of the page.

FMA UK website »

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Katherine Dormer's Great North Run for Save The Children.

For August TLA's first charity donation is going to Katherine Dormer's Great North Run.

Katherine is running in aid of Save The Children. We wish her all the very best and would like to recognise her extrodinary athletic effort in aid of such a good cause by making a donation at her Just Giving page.

If you would like to support Katherine via a donation, please click the button to visit;

Katherine's Facebook donation page »

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Steven Bowes rather dramatic haircut!

For August TLA's second charity is Steven's Big Chop!

Steven is pledging to cut off all of his hair when his target is reached to raise money for the Little Princess Trust.

Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. Please visit us at to find out how we have given away over 2,000 free wigs.

For more information or to make a donation, please click the button to visit;

Steven's "Big Chop" charity page »

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Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club

Leicester Cobras were formed in 1992 by a group of disabled friends wishing to play wheelchair basketball. Since then the club has become a Registered Charity, grown in numbers, strength, skills and expertise, with members from age 12 upwards. Membership is open to anyone – junior (12 to under 19 years old), adult, male or female, disabled or able-bodied players.

The Cobras are the only league wheelchair basketball club in Leicestershire and competes in the British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) National League. The Leicester Cobras are working with other organisations to develop satellite clubs in Leicestershire, the first of which is the new Melton Stallions club.

TLA would like recognise the vital role sport can play in enriching people's lives with a small donation towards the team in July.

If you would like to make a donation, please click the button to visit;

Leicester Cobras »

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RNLI & Watersafe UK

We were so busy we missed May. Two charities for June it is then!

Watersafe UK Search & Rescue Team is a voluntary search & rescue organisation operating within the East Midlands region. Providing support to the Fire Service & Derbyshire Police in a range of situations with skills in search & rescue, water & flood rescue, rope rescue and advanced medical care.
In June, ten members of the team are attempting to circumnavigate the entire coast of Britain- all two thousand miles- in a rigid inflatable boat in order to raise funds to keep this much needed service running.

TLA appreciate the hard and often dangerous work our emergency services do each and every day. We are proud to make a donation to this very admirable attempt.

For more information or to make a donation, please click the button to visit;

Round Britain Coastal Challenge page »

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Cerebral Palsy Sport Great Nott's Bike Ride

TLA are entering and sponsoring a good sized team for the Cerebral Palsy Sport Great Notts Bike Ride on the 22nd of June. Now in its 33rd year, it is a great event, lots of fun and always raises loads of money for charity.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country's leading national disability sports organisation. Their vision is that everyone with physical disabilities is able to access a sport of their choice and improve the quality of their life through the provision of appropriate sport and recreational activities.

For more information, or if you are feeling especially fit, please the button to visit;

Cycle Live Nottingham »

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Meningitis Now

For April, we have made a donation to Paul Brown's Meningitis Now fundrasing effort.

In Paul's words: "Hi, I'm Paul and my wife is Suzanne. She has been raising funds for meningitis for some years now. This charity is close to our hearts because our Son, Declan became very ill at 7 weeks old. Our local GP became very suspicious and sent us straight to hospital. His suspicions were proved correct when Declan was diognosed with the bacterial form of the disease, meningococcal meningitis. We spent the next 2 weeks in Derby Children's hospital. Fortunately with the help and care of the staff, Declan made a full recovery with very few side effects. Now he is a healthy, although sometimes irritating, 15 year old. We wouldn't have it any other way. The photo shows him on his 14th birthday.

I've been asked if I'd help this year by doing something different for charity. So here it is, a Parachute Jump.

It will be held at; Redlands Airfield, Wanborough, Swindon. SN4 0AA. On the 12th July 2014.

"Please donate what you can, every penny and pound helps save lives. We were lucky some might say but during that time in 1998 we didn't feel lucky. The help is out there but it can't carry on without someone's help your help. We would be so grateful if you would donate something, thanks, Paul and Suzanne"

For further information about Meningitis, or if you would like to contribute to Paul's fundraising efforts, please click the buttons to visit; » Paul's Meningitis Now jump page »

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