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Here at DBS we are heavily involved with supporting charity on a number of levels be it through direct sponsorship or the support of staff who give their own free time to volunteer.

Easter Egg Donation To 3 Children's Charities

DBS Electrical were delighted to be part of a massive Easter egg collection organised by Tate. We were able to collect and donate almost 100 Easter eggs which were part of a huge collection of 800 Easter eggs in total.

These were delivered to 3 local charities – Watford General Hospital Children’s wards, The Peace Hospice, Watford and Raindrops on Roses Cancer Charity in St Albans.

A big thank you from us to everyone who joined in and donated towards this brilliant cause and helped spread some Easter joy!

Lighting donation to Scout Group

DBS Electrical have been busy volunteering recently and have kindly donated some shiny new LED lighting to the 1st Leverstock Green Scouts Group who’s old lights were leaving them somewhat in the dark ages.

A wonderful way to give back to our community as this group alone provide activities for over 130 young people in the area. And how lovely to receive an email from the scout leader to advise what a significant difference these new lights have made in brightening up the space.

The scouts run on a charity basis, so if you would like to join us in supporting the renovation of the Leverstock Green Scout Hut you can visit their donation page below.

1st Leverstock Green are part of the Hemel Scouts Groups – find out more here.

DBS charity donation to scouts
DBS charity donation to scouts

Charity Cricket Match 2018

For a 3rd season our Charity Cricket match returned, this time for Children with Cancer UK.
England’s Monty Panesar in his DBS Shirt
DBS’s Senior Service Manager – John Herbert, Captain of St John Fisher CC with St Albans’ Chairman Paul Sands. John won the bowling trophy with figures of 6-2-21-4
DBS Service Manager Kevin Milton, Captain of St Albans presenting the batting trophy.
Middlesex Wicket Keeper – Stephen Eskinazi presenting the cheque for £15,000.00.

Across 3 Cricket matches DBS have helped to raise in excess of £38,000.00!

Charity Cricket Match 2017

After the success of The Charity Cricket match has returned for 2017. Our Senior Service Manager, John Herbert, was approached by one of his team mates who is planning a trip to Rwanda in support of

Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is a UK registered charity (number 1154576) that uses cricket as a vehicle for delivering health and social messages in sub-Saharan Africa. It is run almost entirely by the dedication and enthusiasm of its volunteers.

Since its formation in 2005 CWB has become one of the world’s leading Cricket Development charities. It is dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the world through the spread and growth of cricket.

CWB has three main goals:
  • To spread cricket through coaching children and teaching adults how to coach; and
  • To link the sport to health and social messages and incorporate these messages into coaching sessions.
  • To bring together and empower local communities through cricket.

Both captains are members of the DBS Service Team. John Herbert will Captain a St John Fisher CC invitational XI and Kevin Milton will Captain a St Albans CC Invitational XI.

A total of £9,000.00 was raised.

Charity Cricket Match 2015

On the 21st June 2015 DBS and Airflow turned up in force to support a Charity Cricket Match in aid of the Watford Peace Hospice. The game was organised in part by our Service Manager John Herbert.

DBS, Airflow and DBSE supported the event as Main Shirt Sponsor.

The game was played at Clarence Park, in St Albans Hertfordshire, between two invitational XI’s, The Phil Milton Invitational XI and the St John Fisher Invitational XI (Captained by John of DBS).

Following the death of Phil Milton, who was the Chairman of both St Albans and St John Fisher Cricket Clubs as well as a close friend to many at both clubs an annual cricket match has been played in his memory. The Watford Peace Hospice looked after Phil in his last days and both clubs wanted to do something to raise money for the charity.

DBS stepped in early on to help provide the event with shirts, logistical support and financial support.

A number of DBS suppliers and clients also had involvement either financially or through the provision of goods and services.


A number of well-known names from International sport were involved including Jeff Thomson – The Ex Australian Fast Bowler, Devon Malcolm – The Ex England Fast Bowler, David James – The Ex England Goal Keeper, Mick Harford – The Ex England Striker and Tim Lamb, Ex Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The Victorian Club House of our Hosts – St Albans Cricket Club.
Both Squads lined up before the match. In addition to the cricket, our senior Heating Engineer Greg Preston arranged for his Star Wars Charity Fund Raising Group – The Joker Squad who entertained the crowd whilst bucket collecting and posing for Photographs.
DBS Group Sponsored shirts as worn by: (L-R) David James (England Football), Devon Malcolm (England Cricket), and Mick Harford (England Football) with Jeff Thomson (Australia Cricket)
Ex England Goal Keeper David James (Left) in his Sponsored shirt.
Overall the day was a great success with over £13,500 raised by the end. To date the figure has increased beyond £15,000!
DBS Service Manager, John Herbert with Devon Malcolm and Jeff Thomson
Greg Preston (Boba Fett) – Far right.
Greg of DBS wearing the Peace Hospice mascot's head.

Spartan Run 2014

In 2014 members from the management team were given time off to train for the Spartan run. Each member completed this for their own individual charity.