Charity of Choice
Each year we invite all employees across the business to
nominate a ‘Charity of Choice’ for the year and a company-wide vote takes place
to decide on the chosen charity for that year. Employees organise various
events to raise as much money as possible for the cause. The company then
matches every penny raised at the end of the year, increasing the total amount
In 2016, our charity of choice was Winston’s Wish in Cheltenham. Thanks to employee fundraising, we were pleased to donate over £16,000 to the charity which will help continue the amazing work they do, providing bereavement counselling and support to children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.
This year, our charity of choice is James Hopkins Trust. Established in 1989 and based locally in Gloucestershire, the charity provides care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life threatening or life limiting condition whilst supporting their families. Since its beginning, the charity has helped with care for over 500 children and their families either at the family home or in their specially built respite centre. It is currently the only charity in Gloucestershire to offer this level of care with services such as day and night respite care by fully trained nurses and family support.
For more information, please visit their website: www.jameshopkinstrust.org.uk.