Whitechurch in the Community
In 2016 a group of Whitechurch Ladies completed the Race for Life raising money for Cancer Research in memory of colleague.
Sales Director, Simon Snook embarked upon another challenge, this time cycling from London to Paris in 4 days, a total of 320 miles! Raising money for Penny Brohn Cancer Care.
Other charities supported include CLIC Sargent, a charity offering vital emotional, practical and financial support to young cancer patients and their families; and Macmillan Cancer Support, for whom our staff joined a nation of coffee drinkers and cake eating lovers to be part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2016.
At Christmas we donate £2 for every Christmas e-card we send to a chosen charity or initiative. Last year (2016) we highlighted the work of Unicef, in particular their Syrian appeal.
We donate five percent of our profits to charities nominated by staff each year.
This year’s charities are:
Jessie May Children’s Nursery Nurses provide specialist care and support to help alleviate some of the pressures of terminal illness in children. This support is provided in the comfort of the family’s own home whenever possible from the time of diagnosis onwards. Click on the logo to visit the Jessie May website for more information.
BRACE raises funds for and supports dementia research. BRACE awards grants to university-based researchers from laboratory scientists and clinicians to others engaged in clinical research, where patients and volunteers are also involved.
Click on the logo to visit the BRACE website for more information.
St Vincent's provides counselling and structured supported housing to adults in recovery from substance misuse. Service users progress into volunteering roles and back into education, slowly building up self esteem and gaining valuable qualifications and experience as they move through the project. The end goal is to leave St Vincent’s confident that they can live independently, move back into employment and sustain their abstinence.
Click on the logo to visit the St Vincent's website for more information.
The Julian Trust Night Shelter, also known as the Bristol Night Shelter provides a warm welcome and a hot meal for homeless people and rough sleepers. The shelter - wholly staffed by volunteers - also provides a laundry service, alternative clothing (depending on donations) and facilitates other services such as weekly visit from St John Ambulance and St Mungos Outreach workers.
Click on the logo to visit the Julian Trust website for more information.
The Carers Support Centre provides services for carers of all ages. This includes confidential telephone support, one-to-one support, carers’ groups, activities for carers to take some time out, short breaks and training.
Click on the logo to visit the Young Carers website for more information.
The Performing Arts Children’s Charity provides workshops for children and young people with special needs. Through drama, movement, music and performing together in a supported environment the children learn new skills, grow their self-confidence and become more independent. Click on the logo to visit The Performing Arts Children's Charity website for more information.