We are proud of how passionate our employees are about their local communities. And we recognise that doing well as a company means doing good in the world. We don’t just want to do it for us. We want to make sure we have a positive impact in our communities too.
So, each and every year, we fundraise for employee-chosen local charities. We donate to vital foodbanks and our employees are enabled to volunteer their help and support to the charities that sit so close to their hearts.
Worcester – St Richards Hospice
Found in Worcester, St Richard’s Hospice provides care to adults that have serious progressive illnesses with complex needs that cannot be met by other services. The Hospice aims to improve their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to a patient’s last days. It also supports family members too. The Hospice provides this care for free and supports people in the community, at the Hospice, GP surgeries, clinics or by telephone. The Hospice costs £8.7m to run the hospice, including patient care and all necessary support services.
Milton Keynes – Willen Hospice
Willen Hospice is the only adult care Hospice in Milton Keynes to provide free and compassionate personal end of life care at the Hospice and in people’s homes. Run by local people for local people, the Hospice provides dedicated teams of staff and volunteers to provide specialist support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The charity covers Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The charity needs to raise £9 every minute of the year to continue providing this essential service.
Winchester – Simon Says
Based in West Wellow, Hampshire, Simon Says launched in 2002 after the husband of founder Sally Stanley, sadly passed away and found there was no bereavement support locally for their two young children. With an estimated 4,370* children and young people in Hampshire that have been bereaved at some point in their childhood, Simon Says provides completely free vital support, information and advice to children and young people up to the age of 18 who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying. The charity needs to raise a minimum of £120,000 per year to maintain and develop the service. (*source: childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk)