The AVN team wholeheartedly believe that all businesses, large and small can use their leverage and profits to do good in the world.

We celebrate all of our success at AVN by contributing to the United Nation’s Global Goals through B1G1.

So far, we’ve proudly made the following impacts and our annual giving goals drive us to do much more.

Demelza Hospice

In August, our giving went towards supporting the kids and families of Demelza Hospice. We have sponsored Tony Kensington on his 3 day cycle across Milan! Over 3 days he is covering 225 Miles and 12,617 ft of climbs and descents including the Madonna del Ghisallo! If you would like to sponsor him, please click [...]

Head First

Shane Lukas is taking part in the Nottingham Iron Level Triathlon, and our July donation has gone to Head First, the charity he is supporting. Head first use the donations they receive to fund research into helping the brain recover and also, to make the lives of brain injury victims much better. To help Shane [...]

Alex TLC – formerly ALD Life

In June we have donated to Alex TLC - formerly ALD Life. This donation is going toward sponsoring Chiana Lukas (Shane and Jenny's Daughter) to complete the Cancer Research Pretty Muddy This will be taking place on the 15th June and if you would like to sponsor her too, please click here  

Pretty Muddy

In June we sponsored Chiana Lukas (Jenny and Shanes Daughter) to complete the Pretty Muddy for Cancer Research. This will be taking place on the 15th June and if you would like to sponsor her too, please use the following link: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/chianas-race-for-life-1

Cancer Research

In May we have given to Cancer Research. The donation we have made is to sponsor our very own Kerry Riley, who is running the Race for Life in Clumber Park, Sheffield on the 30th June. If you would also like to donate, here is the link: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/kerrys-race-for-life-3476

Sense

In April we have donated to Sense. Sense helps everyone living with complex disabilities and who is deafblind. Sense is there to help people communicate and experience the world. They believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. One of our Members, [...]

Stroke Association

In April we have donated to the Stroke Association. It works to prevent stroke, and to support everyone touched by stroke, fund research, and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages. One of our Members, Michael Hemme from MDH is running the London Marathon on the 28th April 2019 for this great [...]

DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal

In March we donated to the DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal to help support those in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The cyclone that hit left behind a trail of destruction, hundreds of people have been killed and 2.5 million need our help! Our donation will help to build toilets and washing facilities for families who lost their [...]

Gemma Marshall Award

In February we have given to the Gemma Marshall Award. A member of our team lost one of her friends in a car accident last year. The Gemma Marshall Award, which was set up in her name, is a scholarship that gives dance and performing opportunities to young people who may never have been given the [...]

February…the month of love. It’s also the month of more tea and cake!

Yesterday was the February meet up of Victoria's tea party with her local group for Contact the Elderly. It was a great afternoon, made even more enjoyable with the welcoming of two new guests! Audrey and Martin joined the group for tea and cakes and everyone got on that well that she forgot to get a [...]

The Stop ALD Foundation

This month we have donated to The Stop ALD Foundation. Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18 000 people. It most severely affects boys and men. This brain disorder destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain's neurons -- the nerve cells that allow us to think and [...]

Welcoming 2019 with tea and cake

Yesterday Victoria hosted the first tea party of 2019 with her local group for Contact the Elderly. It was a full house with all four current older guests joining in along with their volunteer drivers. It was a lovely occasion in it's own right, made even more special as it also happened to take place [...]

Christmas time, mistletoe and…Christmas dinner!

This weekend Victoria had her Christmas tea party with her local group for Contact the Elderly. It was a get together with a difference this month as the group went out for a Festive lunch as a Christmas celebration. As we know how much Victoria enjoys Christmas and we love hearing about her tea party [...]

Where there’s tea and cake, there’s hope

Yesterday was the fourth tea party for Victoria and her local group for Contact the Elderly. It was hosted by one of the volunteers at Bolsover Methodist Church and was a great success with a full group attending. Talk during the tea party turned to the upcoming Christmas period and what everyone would be doing [...]

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing

This month was Victoria's third tea party with her local group for Contact the Elderly - and this time it was hosted at her house! It wasn't a full group as one of the guests was abroad but it was still a great afternoon nonetheless. They even welcomed a new driver to the group. She [...]