The Derby Conference Centre

For the second year The Derby Conference Centre has chosen me&dee as their charity of the year.

Maria Hanson MBE, the founder of me&dee says, “This is amazing news for the charity, having a second year with The Derby Conference Centre means so much to us and reinforces the working partnership that was built up in 2019".

Matt Hutchings, Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre said; “After last year the staff worked hard to raise funds for me&dee and we decided that we should be supporting them for another year".

“The difference they make to the families is just so heartwarming and we are proud to be supporting them again in 2020".


Mark, Ash and the team announced at the February Not Another Networking Group event that they had decided to choose me&dee as their preferred charity for 2020. 

When it came to AVIT Media picking a charity to support for 2020 it was as easy decision. Ash & Mark have known Maria for over 9 years and worked with her on many projects in the past.

So at the beginning of 2020 we all met up in a local pub for a few drinks and a casual meeting to discuss moving forward together.

After a productive chat and reminiscing about the past we decided to become a diamond sponsor for the charity, and provide our services and to help me&dee grow throughout 2020.

We are looking forward to what the future holds together and can not wait to make 2020 a success for everyone involved.

Our founder, Maria Hanson MBE said, ‘I am so delighted to go full circle from 9 years ago and be supported by Mark, Ash and the team from ‘AVIT Media.

We have worked together on huge events such as our Narnia children’s party 8 years ago, and through photography and video at various annual balls and other events.

Their announcement at NANG has been amazing. We shall have a professional, fun and exhilarating partnership which will showcase me&dee on a new and exciting platform.

Suzy Blues Flower Studio

As a new business Suzy wanted to give back to a charity and having links with me&dee she made me&dee her charity of the year in 2019.

We are pleased to announce that Suzy will be supporting me&dee for another year, as she says, “I am now in my second year and as a small business supporting the charity is important to me, giving back where I can".

Maria, our founder, said, “We love having Suzy Blues Flowers along side us, she is also one of our me&dee Angels and regularly attends our Not Another Networking events showing people just what she does as a business, thank you Suzy".  

DNS Document Network Services

Document Network Services donate regularly to various charities but, for some time, we had been looking for a cause to work with consistently as our Chosen Charity. During a chance meeting, our Managing Director Darren Marsh heard the story of local charity me&dee and that was it, a new partnership was made.

Darren wanted to do more than just support a charity in a conventional way, “We could have just set up a standing order for me&dee and I’m sure they would have been very grateful, but we want to do more than that."

“We want to connect on a more personal level with every member of our team being involved, knowing the charity, and understanding why we’re doing what we’re doing."

A kind donation

To launch the support Darren kindly presented a Microsoft Surface Pro to Maria, as he says, " Maria works tirelessly for the charity, unwaged, but, as a result of illness, struggles to carry heavy laptops to meetings."

Darren was more than happy to help out by donating the lightweight yet powerful Microsoft laptop as well as offering ongoing IT support, too.

Maria was so happy with the donation, “I’m absolutely delighted with this very generous gesture it’s going to make my life so much easier."

Maria continued “This is just the kind of partnership we are looking for from a business and we very much look forward to working with Darren and his team in the months to come."

In the short time we have been together not only have DNS gifted a fantastic piece of technology but they have also taken part in our Team Challenge by entering a team and sponsoring it, donated tickets to a Nottingham Panthers game and will be taking part in the me&dee Golf Day later in 2020.

A perfect partnership has been created between me&dee and DNS and we look forward to working together, to find out more about DNS visit their website or find them through their social media pages.

Proud of the memories we make

"We cannot thank you enough for giving us a week of peace,
laughter, and putting our family on a much needed even keel together."