It would be an understatement to say that the past 12 months have been tough for businesses, communities and individuals.
Charities need support more than ever to continue delivering vital support to those in need. During the pandemic, many experienced a devastating drop in donations at a time where demand for their services is at an all-time high.
This is why we have decided to donate £1250 this Christmas on behalf of our clients and staff to the following charities, as chosen by our team.
York Mind is a leading local provider of services supporting individuals recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery and social inclusion. Find out more.
Barnardo's is a children's charity that protects and supports the UK's most vulnerable children and young people, helping hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via their 800+ services across the UK. Find out more.
The Trussel Trust
The Trussel Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency food to people who have been referred to their services crisis, as well as offering support to help people resolve the crises they face. Find out more.
On any given day Refuge supports more than 6,000 clients to help them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse. Find out more.
Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life, providing services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. Find out more.
Our CEO, Brannan Coady, explains:
“We all recognise that the pandemic has been tough on every single person, but certain groups have been directly impacted in more ways than most due to shielding, social isolation and economic shocks.
We’re extremely lucky to be in a position to give back to our wider community and play our part in supporting charities who are providing crucial support to these groups.
I know there are numerous business leaders who feel the same way and I’ve been proud to see organisations from across our industry make substantial contributions to a wide range of causes and community initiatives this festive season.