The yellow dust has settled from our first ever Go Yellow for DENS Week – and what a week it was!
We have been blown away by the huge response from individuals, groups and organisations across Dacorum – who helped raise vital funds and awareness for DENS throughout the campaign from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th June.
So far, our supporters have raised a whopping £1,474.54 to help us recover and rebuild in 2021 and beyond.
Read on to find out about all the creative and impactful ways people have celebrated with DENS for Go Yellow Week.
The Open Space group and Fundraising Team had a fabulous time on the Friday meeting everyone at our DENS gazebo stationed outside The Marlowes. It was fantastic to talk to the public about our vital services within the community.
One of our newest Business Partners, Ashridge Talent, got into the yellow spirit by proudly wearing their DENS t-shirts on video meetings with clients throughout the week.
Bravo to the aspiring young actors at Brilliant Theatre, who took part by wearing something yellow at their workshops.
Brunch Café in The Marlowes got busy baking some tasty yellow creations. They donated after every purchase of their delicious lemon drizzle cake and special edition lemon muffins.
The equally as sweet gang at Cheesequake not only rocked yellow clothing in their kitchen all week, but also raffled off four of their tasty Girth Quakes.
Coffee and Wine in Boxmoor joined the action over the weekend by decorating the shop yellow and donating proceeds from all coffee sales for anyone wearing yellow, as well all profits from their mini cakes.
Long-standing business supporters, Emico, got trendy by encouraging all staff to wear yellow and donate to DENS.
Surprize Shop Golf, our Business Partner based in Hemel, got involved on the Friday by decorating their store, wearing yellow clothes and collecting High Needs List items for our Foodbank.
Another of our brilliant Business Partners, Grosvenor Wealth Management, took part by transforming their office, dressing up in yellow and baking yummy cakes for all the staff to enjoy.
As well as our friends and Business Partner, Indigo Tree, who joined the celebrations on the Friday with a special yellow day in the office.
Our Charity of the Year partners, The Marlowes, showed their fantastic support by decorating the shopping centre with yellow bunting and DENS posters. Big screens inside the mall also displayed the Go Yellow poster to help promote the campaign to the public.
Metrobank in Hemel town centre took part on the Tuesday by decorating the staff room and baking yellow cakes.
My Local News made a huge difference by sponsoring Go Yellow for DENS Week. Nik Allen, Editor In Chief, said: “DENS is a charity close to our heart who we have worked closely with for many years. They do so much for the community and have continued to do so throughout COVID, providing support for the vulnerable across Dacorum.”
Hemel Old Town business, My Mustard, turned up the yellow to the maximum by proudly displaying a vibrant DENS-themed area in their office.
Adding a stunning splash of sunshine to our stand outside The Marlowes, Phoenix Entertainment wowed the public with their impressive stilt walking skills.
The Hemel Hempstead Post Office delivered the fun by selling yellow cakes and sweets during the week.
PureGym Hemel flexed their fundraising muscles by putting up Go Yellow posters around the gym and encouraging all their members to donate to the campaign.
The Red Lion pub in Apsley turned yellow for the week with vibrant decorations throughout the venue. They also helped raise money through a raffle and placing collection tins around the bar.
Another iconic shopping area in Hemel, Riverside, joined The Marlowes by turning their social media yellow for the week and promoting the campaign. Starbucks Riverside also joined the fun by going yellow on social media.
SAS Accountacy, our Business Partner based in Kings Langley, got their party on by hosting yellow festivities for their team throughout the week.
Sign With Anna, a local children’s sign language teacher, supported DENS by wearing yellow during her Sing, Sign and Rhyme class.
St Paul’s Primary School in Chipperfield invited all their pupils to wear yellow.
Abbot’s Langley’s The Unicorn Pub decorated their bar yellow for the big England game on the Tuesday, with staff all wearing eye-catching DENS t-shirts and collecting donations from customers. The pub’s football team, FC Unicorn, will also proudly have DENS as their shirt sponsor for the upcoming season.
Victoria Infant School in Berkhamsted got involved on the first day of the campaign by asking their students to wear something yellow, take part in fun, yellow-themed PE activities and to make a small donation.
Chesham-based business and supporter of DENS, The Window Film Company, all sported their finest yellow clothing on the Friday to help raise awareness of the charity.
Thank you to everyone who turned yellow to help rebuild the lives of vulnerable people in Dacorum. We can’t wait to do it all again next year, but even bigger and better!