When we started our business we committed to invest at least 1% of our profits in charitable activities. We are pleased to say we have consistently done that every year, donating over £230,000 to charity so far, plus a further £12,000 either through fundraising or other support.
We ask our customers to help us select the charity we support. Currently we are proud they asked us to support:
The centenary of the end of the 1st World War in November is an important milestone. We have chosen to support this appeal to say thank you to the First World War generation all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. This commemorates those people of all nations – not just those who fell on the battlefields, but those who played their part on the home front and those who returned to build a better life for generations to come.
We also support our community more generally:
We actively supply work experience placements to help people get a foothold on the employment ladder. We do not use these people to supplement our staff, but ensure they have meaningful work which they feel is relevant.
We started and sponsored a photo competition for people attending schools in Cambridgeshire to capture the positive aspects of life in Cambridgeshire.
Our staff all get paid for 2 days a year to do work for, or in support of charity.
We are constantly alert to opportunities to help those around us.
If you think we may be able to help you or your organisation then please get in touch.
Over 2016 and 2017 the team focused all their fundraising efforts on securing enough money for Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk to arrange for at least 10 young carers to get a much needed break. There were all sorts of events, culminating in Mattie doing the Agents Strictly Come Dancing competition in December 2017. See the video and read more here.
As part of our support for our chosen charity Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, in 2016 we raised funds to buy Christmas turkeys for 37 families with carers. We know the Carers Trust support many families who experience a whole range of difficulties, so the gift of festive food is greatly appreciated to help make their Christmas special.
Our landlords, tenants and friends generously helped us raise over £800 for this appeal, marvellous, thank you!
If you want to do more the help Carers Trust then you can do so by clicking here.
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