We approach our Corporate Social Responsibility with a slightly different angle. We don’t just write cheques to charities (we do that as well) but our staff are passionate about fundraising and community work so we have a genuine desire to give back.
We don’t have to fake being charitable when our whole ethos is a compassionate and caring one that is driven by our staff.
In addition to some large one-off donations to local charities we also have regular bake days, charity cycle rides, and staff also volunteer their time at Christmas to take car-loads of food and presents to the local Foodlink programme.
There’s also been some more unusual fundraising efforts such as skydiving and reverse bungees.
Below is a list of charities we’ve donated to recently.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that funds and promotes global research into the disease and provides support for people affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
Spinal Injuries Association
Spinal Injuries Association is the expert guiding voice for people affected by spinal cord injury and the hundreds of thousands of people who are their families, friends and carers. We help people to create a lifelong network of support to meet every aspect of their physical and mental wellbeing needs, through providing our own services such as specialist nursing, counselling, advocacy, and campaigning and connecting people to other services.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research is a leading cancer charity which raises money to enable the charity to carry out research to find a cure for cancer and to improve treatment for sufferers.
Wilmslow Wells For Africa
Wilmslow Wells is a volunteer run direct action charity working to provide water to African communities. It operates in collaboration with trusted & experienced partner organisations both in the UK and in Africa.
The AS are one of the leading charities in the fight against dementia. Money funds important research that help improve the quality of life for people with dementia, by tackling questions related to the causes of dementia, investigating good practice in care and treatment, and pursuing a cure.
DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic condition which causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously.
The Christie are experts in cancer care, research and education. Christies have been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over 100 years and remain committed to helping all those affected by the disease.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The air ambulance is a rapid response air emergency service which serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. The helicopter is essential in providing a rapid response which saves lives. In 2013 Yorkshire Air Ambulance helped their 5,000th ‘passenger’.
Sport Relief helps people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
Wear It Pink
Wear it pink is part of the focus on Pink Science – a pioneering approach to breast cancer research that funds projects with the greatest potential to save and improve lives, and ultimately find a cure.
Race For Life
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of 5k or 10k women-only fundraising events, which raise money for research to help beat all 200 types of cancer.
Wednesday Club & Food Link
Wednesday Club is a charity in Wilmslow which enables those from low income backgrounds to be able to visit a club to mix and engage with others poor people. Foodlink aims to raise both money and food for those in need. We are proud to have raised money for the food run.
Children In Need
Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK is entitled to a childhood which is: Safe, Happy and Secure, Allows them the chance to reach their potential. CIN raise money to be able to help give children a safe and happy upbringing.
Red Nose Day
The aim of Red Nose Day is to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which requires investing in work that addresses people’s immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.
World Bicycle Relief
Founded in 2005, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles as they envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood. WBR programs provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs across Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.