2018 in Review – CSR and Charity
Our teamwork ethos isn’t just for projects!
We take great pride in making a difference in the communities in which we operate. We understand that the work that we do as a collective (and individually) can make a great deal of difference to others and the environment.
For 2018, our charity partners were:
Ava’s Fund (working with Towards Tomorrow Together) – Set up in memory of Ava Hollie Williams, who was stillborn on the day before her due date in July 2016, Ava’s Fund helps to raise awareness of and reduce stillbirth rates across England.
Jeremiah’s Journey – A charity which aims to ensure children, young people and their parents/carers and the immediate surrounding area have support at a sad and difficult time. This may be because someone special has died or a parent has a terminal illness (the Stepping Stones Project). They believe that no child or family should feel alone in their grief.
Shekinah Mission – A charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. They have a range of projects across a number of locations and provide a safe place for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Over the year we took part in many sporting events (including the rather gruelling 24-hour marathon, Hope24 and long distance cycles), office-based challenges, fun days and bakes sales. We are also extremely proud of how our people engage with these office events- and then go ahead to organise their own! We raised over £920 in 2018, split evenly across our three partner charities. This year- we aim to beat this and break the £1,000 mark!
Alongside fundraising, we had the pleasure of working with organisations to raise the profile of the construction industry whilst educating and inspiring others. We have worked closely with Building Plymouth and schools in our local communities across the country over this to pave the way for new apprenticeships, run workshops, set challenges, and in general engage a new generation into the construction industry.