Category Archives: Charity

5 Benefits of Walking to Work

Walking to work has a number of benefits. It will encourage a healthier lifestyle by adding exercise into your daily routine and it can help to improve your mood and your overall wellbeing. Not only will you personally see the benefits of walking to work, but you will also be helping the environment by reducing traffic and emissions on the roads. Read on to learn more about the benefits of walking to work and why you should give it a go…!

 

  1. Physical Fitness Benefits

When done correctly, walking can be a great way to burn calories, lose weight and improve your physical fitness. Try to walk at a pace that will raise your heart rate and increase your breathing. By doing this form of cardio exercise regularly, you will become fitter and see a real difference in time it takes you to walk the same distance.

  1. Health Benefits

Walking can also help reduce your risk of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. It is an excellent form of exercise for your heart and lungs and it will also help to strengthen your muscles. Walking is also a low-impact exercise, so it shouldn’t cause you any injuries, as long as you take care.

  1. Mental Health Benefits

Research has shown that walking, along with other exercise and fitness activities are good for our mental health. This is because physical activities help our brains to release chemicals called endorphins, which help to boost our mood. Walking can also encourage you to become more mindful of your surroundings and improve your overall wellbeing.

  1. Cost Saving Benefits

Walking to work can save you money because it is FREE! You won’t have the monthly costs of running a car or using public transport and it could even lead to cancelling your gym membership!

  1. Environmental Benefits

You can reduce your carbon footprint massively by walking to work. Driving a car is bad for the environment and whilst sharing public transport is a help, all of these vehicles still emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Walking is the greenest way to travel!

 

If walking to work isn’t an option because you live too far away, you could try parking your car further away from your office or having a walk on your a lunch break.

Charity Begins at Mode

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Working closely with our charities is something Mode prides itself on. Our responsibility and commitment to this has always been integral to our ethos.

Whilst we work closely with our clients, we do not like to forget our charities and schools that we support, local to our Hertfordshire office.

This December, we contributed to our local primary school at Thundridge, enabling them to purchase 10 new laptops. We also supported our local OAP’s lunch which is an incredible Christmas event which provides so much fun and company for our local older community, and also, for the 3rd year running, we supported Reed in purchasing Christmas presents for children that had to unfortunately spend the holidays at the Lister hospital at Stevenage.

Mode is proud to continue its support for these amazing causes and will continue to contribute throughout 2018 and in the future.

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Our fabulous receptionist, Kate, and Hannah, from our incredible Client Support Team, presenting Reed with Mode’s presents for the children at Lister Hospital.

 

Mode Sponsors Hares Youth FC

Mode Print Solutions is once again adding its support to grass roots community projects right on their doorstep.

Hares Youth FC, one of the most ambitious youth football clubs in Hertfordshire, has become the latest local organisation to benefit from Mode’s generosity.  Originally formed in 2000, Hares Youth FC has seen its fair share of trials and tribulations, but is now back on its feet, with a total of 9 teams competing in local leagues in the 2017/18 season, as well as its own academy.  As if that wasn’t enough, Hares also commit to a series of very successful school holiday clubs for the benefit of children in Hertfordshire.

Mode has kindly contributed the kits for one of the Under 11 teams, and fortunes seem to be turning around.  The team bearing Mode’s name has in fact chalked up a total of 12 goals in the last 2 weeks!  2017/18 looks like it’s shaping up to be another successful season for Hares Youth FC, thanks in part to Mode Print Solutions.

Unused Toners Helps Cancer Research

Unused toners and donations to worthy charities don’t usually work hand in hand. However, Mode is always looking for ways in which we can support our local community, often donating to our local primary school, our local senior citizens’ club, and our local cricket club on a regular basis. We also ensure our 3 nominated charities (Together for Short Lives, Marie Curie, and Blue Cross) are fully supported through the work we do with our clients.

So when Hayley, our Service Coordinator, was contacted by a company whom we have worked with before, Return-a-Toner, regarding our surplus supplies, we wanted to find out more.

Mode already has a strict recycling policy and we work closely with our carefully chosen manufacturers to ensure that we are all responsible in disposing and recycling of machines, toners, and any waste. However, inevitably we often have a stock of toner that for some reason may not have been used or are no longer required for our clients, however are still in excellent condition.

Therefore, when Return-a-Toner contacted Hayley to ask whether we would be prepared to see if we had any unused toner that was no longer required and whether we could donate in aid of Cancer Research, we were more than happy to contribute.

After a hard morning’s work in our warehouse, eventually Hayley emerged from our stock room with 3 large boxes of toner, all in perfect condition, which were sent to Return-a-Toner to be sold on in aid of the very worthy cause of Cancer Research.

In the future we hope to continue our work with all our charities and in the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about our charities go to https://www.modeprintsolutions.co.uk/about/charity/.

Or, if you’d like to know more about how we aid our clients to recycle responsibly, then visit: https://www.modeprintsolutions.co.uk/green/toner-re-cycling/ or call us on 0345 223 2203.

 

Mode Supports Reed Gift Appeal for the Second Year

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Christmas is a special time, particularly for Children. Unfortunately this Christmas, many children will not have the excitement of rushing downstairs to open Christmas presents as they will be in hospital having had an accident or suffering from illness.

Following Mode’s donation last year, and the exceptional success of the Reed Welwyn Garden City branch, where 500 gifts were donated, Mode once again wanted to give something back and try to make this difficult time slightly more enjoyable for a few.

Again this year we wanted  to donate gifts such as books, games, DVDs, art & crafts material, selection boxes and similar, to cater for children of all ages. Reed came and collected these from our Client Support team on 2nd December ready to be delivered to Lister Hospital for the children who will be in over Christmas.  Merry Christmas to all those children unable to be at home this Christmas and we hope that our donations shed a little happiness at a difficult time of year.

Mode Print Solutions are a CarbonZero Company for the 2nd Year

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We believe that every business needs to have a commitment to the environment and the wider world that we live in. That’s why we joined the CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project and devoted resources to become a CarbonZero company from September last year.

The CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project supplies energy saving stoves to villagers throughout Kenya. Traditional Kenyan cooking is done on a three stone fire, which is incredibly inefficient and fills villagers’ homes with smoke which can cause or exacerbate a range of health issues. The brick stoves provided by the CO2balance Kenyan Energy Stove Project reduce firewood usage by 50% and lower carbon emissions through cooking. Other benefits are that it makes cooking more cost-effective, reduces deforestation, and improves health by reducing the amount of smoke that cooking creates. Indoor smoke is dubbed the ‘kitchen killer’ and causes 1.9 million deaths in Africa every single year.

We’re proud to be part of the project and to help both the environment and people around the world who have the same concerns and needs as us – healthy food, healthy homes, and the desire to leave a better world for their children. Initiatives such as the Kenyan Energy Stove Project allows us to give back to the global community to improve life for less fortunate families and reduce harmful emissions that are driving global temperatures upwards.

Climate change is arguably the most significant issue facing the global community today, and we believe that all businesses and people need to unite to do what they can to reduce carbon emissions. To find out more about our commitment to the environment, take a look at our Green Promise.

Mode supports ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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ABF The Soldiers’ charity exists to support serving soldiers, veterans and their families. They take pride in being responsive, making a difference in people’s lives, providing grants, funding and practical support.

Mode recently heard about Russell from Hertfordshire, an RSM in the Army who is taking part on 11-12 June 2016 in the Alliance Trust Cateran Yomp to raise much needed funds for ABF. Mode felt compleled to donate to this cause as Russell has served his country for over 20 years, with 3 tours of Afghanistan as well as raising funds!

Russell is doing the epic ‘Yomp’ trek across rural Perthshire and he knows better than most how tough it will be, but also knows the vital funds raised will really help the Soldier’s Charity.

Mode is delighted to be supporting this cause and we wish Russell luck on his trek.

If you’d like to hear more about Russell’s trek  and donate please follow the link below:

https://secure.soldierscharity.org/registrant/mobile/mobilePersonalPage.aspx?langPref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fsecure.soldierscharity.org%2fregistrant%2fmobile%2fmobileLogin.aspx%3feventID%3d43026&langpref%3den-CA&referrer%3ddirect%252fnone&RegistrationID=493096

 

Mode generously supports Reed

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Many of us would like to buy and deliver a gift for someone in need but during such a busy time of year, it can often be difficult to find the time.

In conjunction with Reed, Mode has donated toys and gifts to be delivered to the children’s ward at the Lister hospital in Stevenage next week. All the Mode team were involved from Kate our receptionist ensuring the gifts were purchased, to our sales and operations teams helping to wrap the presents!

Thank you to Reed for collating all the presents and we are delighted to be able to bring seem joy to many poorly children this year.

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Update

“Thanks so much for your contribution and donation to our gift appeal. We delivered the presents to the Children’s Ward on Monday which was really nice to see exactly where there going and to see some of the children in the ward. The nurses were really grateful and said it makes working at Christmas really special. We managed to donate 503 gifts in the end and I mentioned your contribution on my Linkedin page –

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reed-gift-appeal-2015-503-gifts-donated-louis-gibbs?trk=pulse_spock-articles  “

Mode Supports Local Football Team Chars Youth FC

Mode likes to support our local community in any way so when we saw an opportunity to help a local youth team, we were happy to help.

Mode supports football team

Chars Youth FC were established in 2012 after their current manager Joe Westmacot identified a lack of youth football in the Cheshunt area. Over the last few years the club has grown and now has an under 7’s, under 9’s and under 10’s teams. They are affiliated to the Cheshunt Friendly League and are always looking for support from the local community. We were delighted to be able to supply them with 4 new goals for their home ground.

We look forward to watching the club and teams develop over the coming seasons.

If you would like to know more about Chars Youth FC, visit their Facebook page.

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