We’re all about working with local charities and giving back to the people who live in our community. Every year, each of our offices chooses a charity that has local relevance to it and will focus on delivering value to that charity in the year ahead.
We raise money for our nominated charities through a variety of events and activities held throughout the year.
This year our nominated charities are:
Young Person’s Action Trust
Young Person’s Action Trust offers support to young people, helping them achieve aspirations that they might not otherwise be able to. The Trust works with others within the community to create facilities and opportunities that benefit the young and their families.
The Dorset Mental Health Forum is a local peer-led charity that strives to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. They believe everyone has the right to enjoy all that life can provide and promote the principle that hope, mental health and wellbeing are essential to all.
The Rendevous supports young people in Dorset and South Somerset. Trained youth workers offer a friendly listening ear, help and advice on health, housing, money and more, helping young people gain the qualifications they need to find jobs, join an apprenticeship scheme or go to college.
Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care are offered at three wonderful children's hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall. (PD is a member of the CHSW Business Club).
The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (funds will be ringfenced and spent locally).
As one of our larger offices, Yeovil runs a tuck shop as well as regular dress down days, enabling them to raise larger sums throughout the year, so they have decided to split their proceeds between two very worthy charities.