My 10 Days

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Latest business - Medway Bridge Marina

Making a Splash

Located under the famous Medway Bridge in Rochester, Medway Bridge Marina are a family-run business and Kent's premier boat sales company. They specialise in providing services for motor cruisers and yachts of all sizes.

Managing Director, Giles Billingsley, is proud of their reputation for care and experience in handling craft, both ashore and afloat, earned as a working marina since 1969.

Giles was inspired by a recent talk by My Ten Days Founder, Anita Brightley-Hodges, who had recently come back from Uganda. It's her dream that every family business will sponsor a drinking well in Uganda, giving over 2,000 people access to clean water.

And so Giles signed up to the My Ten Days initiative. Giles is giving one member of his team ten days paid leave to fundraise for the drinking well and to visit the village where it will be built.

"I didn't realise that my colleague, Sam, had been using her holiday allowance every year to help projects in Africa. Through the My Ten Days scheme, she can keep her holiday for having fun, and can use those ten days to do something incredible.

Everyone in the business has really got behind her and it has transformed how we look at 'charity' - it doesn't just have to mean writing big fat cheques. As a small business, this can have a huge impact."