Community plays a vital role in the planning system. At DHA we realise the importance that community involvement plays not only in our work but also in our lives. DHA has actively taken part in engaging local people as part of its business and in March 2010, David Hicken, Managing Director of the DHA Group launched the DHA Charity with the specific aim of supporting local organisations; in particular the Maidstone based Peggy Wood Foundation and the Heart of Kent Hospice.
Christmas Fundraising Drive - As part of the DHA Charity initiative launched in 2010, a fundraising drive over Christmas saw staff make donations of £500 to the Heart of Kent Hospice and £500 to the Peggy Wood Breast Care Centre.
Planners Play Games - The annual Planners Play Games which involved over 75 local authority and private practice planners from the South-East competing in an “It’s a Knock-Out” style competition.
Arch de Arc - DHA was pleased to be the main sponsor for a team of nine hardy cyclists who rode from Marble Arch to the Arc de Triomphe in aid of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. They cycled over 400km in 4 days via Portsmouth and Caen. Despite tired legs the team arrived safely and raised over £5,000. Congratulations for a magnificent achievement!
Three Peaks - Urban Design Director Matthew Woodhead undertook the 3 Peaks Challenge in 23hrs 27mins. Matthew raised over £500 for SANDs, the Still Birth and Neonatal Death Charity.
Cambridge Sprint - Transport Director Jason Lewis took part in the “Breakthrough” London to Cambridge Bike ride. Jason completed the 58 mile “sprint” in 3 hours 20 minutes and raised over £200 for the1st Kennington Scouts.
Mongol Rally - DHA Planning & DHA Transport have sponsored client Marc Hawkins of Hawkspare in the Mongol Rally. Driving a 1 litre Fiat Cinquecento, plastered in DHA graphics Marc completed the 10,782 mile journey in just under 5 weeks. He has raised over £1,000 for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.