Thursday 10 August 2023

New sponsor for USA 2025 - D-Line

There has been a terrific start to the USA 2025 fundraising campaign in aid of St. Benedict's Hospice. At the time of writing £3075.88 has been raised. In addition to that, as part of the Promise to Donate scheme, there is a further £3000 in the pipeline for the hospice. That's the scheme that will pay out when the run gets the go ahead. i.e. all commercial sponsors are found and the scheme itself gets 25 contributors. 

The combined £6075.88 figure represents 10% of the fundraising target that I've set which is a really encouraging start. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Of course, the JustGiving page is always open for donations to St. Benedict's Hospice here should you wish to add to the total.

On the subject of commercial sponsors, I was delighted that Chapman Ventilation became my main sponsor last month. Their support can be traced back to 2011 and has seen tens of thousands of pounds raised as a result. 

The search now continues for the additional commercial sponsors that are needed to make the run across the USA a reality in 2025. On that very subject, I'm happy to report that Tyneside based D-Line have stepped up to be a "gold sponsor". Their logo will sit proudly on my sleeve on the kit I'll be wearing across the USA. There'll also be additional visibility across this site and all social media channels. That will be at its peak during the run itself where there is all kinds of new content planned. 

D-Line is a successful family run business that shares the same passion, enthusiasm and vision as myself. D-Line are no stranger to Run Geordie Run. In fact, this will be the 4th campaign that D-Line have been involved in since 2015. 

D-Line's website explains that they are "...a UK company, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a global reputation for innovative cable management products for use 'when time, safety and appearance matter’. D-Line patented the world’s fastest cable trunking system, in subtle shapes to blend with modern decor.  

These iconic D-shaped ½-round & ¼-round profiles are now popular in 30+ countries. D-Line also invented the first fire-rated cable supports that could be fitted in non-metallic trunking, preventing the potentially fatal consequences of cable entanglement… now our Safe-D family of cable supports includes 35+ unique offers

D-Line developed Cable Tidy Units to contain socket extensions and cable clutter, and pioneered linkable floor cable protectors to address another common requirement. We are continually designing solutions that satisfy common cable issues in homes & workplaces… including our unique Cable Tidy Shelf range; offering a stylish stand for popular devices, with a discrete cavity for hiding charger cables. 

Our dedicated teams are delighted that the popularity of D-Line products, and our commitment to innovative solutions, have been recognised by separate Queen's Awards both Export achievements Enterprise and Innovation.". 

I've been lucky enough to visit the D-Line premises a few times over recent years. I'm hugely looking forward to talking to the staff again both before and after the run. A huge thank you again to D-Line for their tremendously kind support.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or can offer support then please click on the image below to view the sponsorship prospectus. There are packages to suit different budgets.

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