Working in the community
As a company, we try to have a positive impact on our local communities by supporting various charities and events. We want to celebrate teams and colleagues who have a passion for fundraising and community work. We want to make a difference in the communities we work in, both in the UK and internationally.
Company Charity for 2017
Our Group charity of this financial year (FY17) is Worldwide Cancer Research
The charity was founded in 1979 and supports research into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer by awarding research grants. Since its foundation, it has invested in almost 2,000 research projects, many of which have already helped to improve the lives of people with cancer.
But Worldwide Cancer Research has limited funding, which means they simply can’t fund all the applications that come through to them – that’s why they need our help. We can help them fund high quality, ground-breaking research projects, bringing us one step closer to beating cancer – together.
In FY16 everyone went the extra mile for charity and raised almost £160,000 with the company top-up, we gave £190,000 to our group and site charities – let’s try to raise even for our new charity partners and make FY17 a year to remember.
We have lots of fundraising activities planned for the year. You’ll be able to see what we are up to on our news page.
Other Local Charities
At the start of this financial year, hundreds of employees across our Bedworth, Brighton and Nottingham offices voted to help us choose our local charities of the year. We’re delighted to announce we’ve chosen the following charities to support.
The Mary Ann Evans Hospice provides comprehensive, high quality support and palliative care across our community through all the services we provide to patients and those close to them.
Rockinghorse aim to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex. They are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) and also support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) by raising money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment whilst ensuring that children are treated in an environment that is better suited to their needs. Find out more about Rockinghorse.
Nottingham colleagues are delighted to once again support Parents Association for Seriously Ill Children (PASIC), as the local charity of the year.
PASIC offers support to parents who have a child suffering from a serious illness such as leukaemia, cancer and brain tumours.