Volunteers paint sensory room for The Joshua Tree

Volunteers paint sensory room for The Joshua Tree Nicole and Cath, Finance Director and Recruitment Manager at Dow Schofield Watts, spent their free time painting the sensory room at the Joshua Tree’s new family support center this week. The room will now be ready for the new Rhino UK sensory equipment to be installed! Thank … Continued

Food Donation to the Booth Centre Manchester

Food Donation to the Booth Centre Manchester Over the winter period, our employees have been fundraising to gift a food parcel to the Booth Centre, a community centre run with and for people affected by homelessness in Manchester. Our target was to reach £200 but after many generous donations, we ended with a total of … Continued

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 On this International Women’s Day some of our female team members would like to share their experiences of lockdown, the challenge’s of work colliding with life, and how they’re coping in this new set of circumstances! We are proud that our team feels empowered to challenge the status quo when it … Continued

Stories with Santa

Stories with Santa When they couldn’t host their planned Christmas Event due to the pandemic, the Joshua Tree decided to share the festive spirit by asking Santa’s little helper, Little Miss Christmas, to make a special appearance every Sunday reading stories from Lapland. We are delighted to have assisted the Joshua Tree with the production … Continued

Joshua Tree 7 Day Challenge

Joshua Tree 7 Day Challenge We are raising money to supply the Joshua Tree with 10 Sibling Support Bags. These work alongside an 8-week programme tailored to each child whose sibling has been newly diagnosed. Some of the items included are a calming kit, relaxation techniques, feelings jar, worry buddy and lots of other crafts … Continued

Art for Art’s Sake Charity Auction

Art for Art’s Sake Charity Auction The Joshua Tree will be hosting an inaugural art auction on Sunday 25th October 2020. The auction will run from 12 noon on Thursday 15th October until 12 midnight, during this time, you have the opportunity to buy some amazing, collectable artwork. Long-standing Patron of The Joshua Tree Mark Radcliffe has helped get the event off to … Continued

Fundraising from Home

Fundraising from Home Over lockdown our fundraising efforts have not slowed and our CSR committee has been working hard to host online events for our employees to get involved with. They hosted a virtual bingo session raising £257 for the Joshua Tree and a further £50 from a Grand National Sweepstake! Congratulations to all winners … Continued

Conquering the Kindle

Book sales for James Dow’s series have reached as far as France, Spain and the US and the total raised is at £590 (for the National Autistic Society). If you haven’t got your copy yet follow the links below. Conquering M&A  Conquering PLC Advisory  Conquering Private Equity Transactions  Conquering the City Code Also lookout for the … Continued

Time to Talk

Time to Talk For Time to Talk day (Thursday 6th February) we supported the Time to Change movement to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We chose to talk about mental health by sharing our tips for managing stress and looking after our mental health with our colleagues. It … Continued

The Joshua Tree’s Frosty 5k Medal Sponsor

After choosing the Joshua Tree as our local charity back in 2019 we decided to sponsor the finishers medals for their Frosty 5k event. The Joshua Tree is a Cheshire based Children’s Cancer Charity, who operate across the North West and North Wales and are dedicated to working closely with families affected by childhood cancers. … Continued

Christmas Toy Appeal Drive

Our Daresbury office ran a toy drive in aid of the Toy Appeal in the run-up to Christmas, collecting two large boxes for underprivileged children to receive a gift from Santa. Several members of the Capital, Transaction Services and Business Planning teams also spent a day sorting the presents and the charities makeshift toy depot … Continued

DSW helps children become circus stars!

A charity which gives underprivileged children and those with disabilities the chance to become a ‘circus star’ for a day has received support from Dow Schofield Watts for the third year running. The firm has paid for a number of children in the North to visit performances by Circus Starr, a touring professional circus which gives … Continued

Coaching adults with learning disabilities helps keep me on track

Rob McCarthy of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services is a Special Olympics coach who will be playing a key role at this year’s National Games in Sheffield I come from a family of runners. My dad George and Uncle Albert were both members of Rotherham Harriers and by the age of 12, I had joined … Continued

Neston Cricket Club signs sponsorship deal with Dow Schofield Watts

Neston Cricket Club, one of the North’s oldest and most successful amateur sports clubs has signed a sponsorship deal with leading business advisory group Dow Schofield Watts. The club, which was founded in 1881, has over 1,200 active members and offers cricket, hockey, squash and tennis, as well as bridge, boules, bowls and a thriving … Continued