We began our Charity of the Year scheme in 2002. We were keen to support charities working in the communities around our offices and we realised that nominating a charity as our Charity of the Year could help raise their profile as well as providing financial support. 17 years later, our Charity of the Year scheme is an established programme for the firm. We are proud to have been associated with so many excellent local charities and to have been able to play a small part in promoting their causes, in building relationships and in giving back to our local communities in this way.
Each charity is formally welcomed at our annual summer dinner event, and is promoted throughout the year in each of our four offices. In the past staff have joined with the charities in fundraising and in supporting their work including redecorating flats in Lenton, holding car boot sales, taking part in a firewalk and running the Robin Hood Marathon.
Charity of the Year 2021-2022:
Our Charity of the Year is the Joseph Cooper Trust.
The Joseph Cooper Trust is a local charity based in Stapleford which was set up to help provide small wishes to children with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and to offer financial support to their families whilst going through treatment. The Trust uses all money raised to support children and their families in a number of ways: such as funding special respite breaks and day trips for families, or helping with transport to hospital appointments. During the pandemic, the charity has been able to provide families with devices such as tablets to keep children connected and engaged as many have needed to stay at home and shield.
You can learn more about the brilliant work the charity is doing on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/josephcoopertrust/
Charities we have partnered with:
2019 & 2020 – Autism East Midlands
2018 – Framework HA
2017 – Ben’s Den
2016 – Derby SANDS (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society)
2015 – Hope Nottingham
2014 – The Arches
2013 – Derbyshire Services Autism Group
2012 – Amber Valley CIDS
2011 – The Friends of the Cromford Canal
2010 – Treetops Hospice Care
2009 – 58i
2008 – The Children’s Society
2007 – Trent Crossroads
2006 – Benchmark
2005 – CLEAR International
2004 – Treetops Hospice Care
2003 – The Aspire Trust
2002 – The Pregnancy Advice Centre