Hayes Davidson supports and encourages charitable giving. The team regularly undertakes charitable fundraising and the studio donates to a wide range of worthy causes.
In addition, the Alan Davidson Foundation is a UK registered charity set up by our late founder Alan Davidson. The foundation has a strong focus on MND research, as well as architecture, care, and communication initiatives that benefit those with disabling neurological conditions. Alan was diagnosed with MND in 2012, and died in August 2018.
Article 25 is a charity that manages sustainable architecture projects in areas of extreme poverty and disaster. 10x10 Drawing the City of London brings together 100 prominent artists, designers and architects to create 100 pieces of art. These works are assembled at a fundraising auction in support of Article 25 and its ongoing work with vulnerable communities around the world. This year Hayes Davidsons artistic contribution managed to raise £1,000 at auction for the charity.
Hayes Davidson exhibited a piece of artwork in the 250th Summer Exhibition held at the Royal Academy. The annual exhibition is a display of works by established artists alongside emerging talent. Most of the art in the show is for sale and purchases help raise money for the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.
In addition HD sold two limited edition prints to private buyers, with the proceeds going to the Alan Davidson Foundation.
David, Guillermo, Lawrence and Olga raised £450 for Certitude by competing in the British 10K on behalf of Hayes Davidson. Starting in central London, runners raced along some of London's iconic streets ending on the mall by Buckingham Palace.
Sophie and Lawrence cycled 100 miles for Ride London on behalf of Hayes Davidson to raise £900 for Certitude, a charity that supports adults with learning difficulties and mental health needs.
For the second year in a row, Anna took part in pedElle, the charity cycling endurance event to promote women in the property and construction industry. Anna cycled for three days and over 400km on behalf of Hayes Davidson and raised £500 for charities Coram, Article 25, Tom’s Trust, Multiple System Atrophy Trust and Emthonjeni Trust.
On the 17th May 2018, 100 of the UK’s leading architects and designers competed in a 5K race in London’s Hyde Park. The event, ‘HD5K’ was conceived and organised by Hayes Davidson, and raised over £52,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Alan Davidson, the founder of Hayes Davidson, was diagnosed with MND in 2012.
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Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, there are 15 Maggie’s Centres across the UK. Each has professional staff on hand to offer free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Maggie’s Centres are built around the belief that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.
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The Hayes Davidson team returned to the Ealing Certitude centre, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. The team built a pergola and tidied up the garden, making a more inviting amenity space.
The Hayes Davidson team spent a day at the Ealing Certitude centre, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. The centre's garden was overgrown and unusable. The team worked tirelessly to clear and tidy the garden, resulting in a new amenity space.
Hayes Davidson made a £100 donation for each member of the team who took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. £2,200 was donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Founded in 1979, the MNDA is the only national charity in the UK solely focused on MND care and research. The organisation has over 9,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information, support and continually campaigns for improved services.