We actively encourage, empower and support everyone in our team to use our skills to make a difference to the communities in which we live and work.

 

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Time for others

We actively encourage, empower and support everyone in our team to use our skills to make a difference to the communities in which we live and work.
 
We support employee-volunteering charity, York Cares with pro bono media relations. As well as rolling up our sleeves for Big Community Challenges in and around York, team members also spend some of the lunch times each week supporting primary school children through York Care’s Right to Read programme, designed to raise literacy standards.
 
In our 30th anniversary year we are donating 30 hours of our time to York Mind, promoting their York Walls Walk, which takes place on 18th May 2018, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
 
Employees also have the opportunity to nominate a local charity to receive a donation from the company to a local charity, in lieu of Christmas cards. 

Here's a list of the charities we've supported over the last 30 years:
 
1989       Deep core well, Bhola Island, Bangladesh
1990       Tapped water system, Nepal
1991       Children in Care, Christmas party, South Leeds
1992       Emergency aid to Somalia
1993       The Candlelighters children’s charity
1994       Braille Christmas letters to children, R.N.I.B
1995       VSO volunteer for a year in Indonesia
1996       Lidgett Grove special school and food parcels to the homeless in York
1997       York Against Cancer Haven Appeal and gifts and a party for children at York Women’s Aid Refuge
1998       VSO volunteer teacher for a year in Pakistan
1999       The Candlelighter’s Trust
2000       Woodlands Respite Care Centre
2001       Kikamoee Primary School, Mombasa, Kenya and Community Centre, Pune, India
2002       York Nightstop, charity for homeless young people
2003       Urological Reconstruction Fund and aid for Romanian Children Charitable Trust
2004       The Cookridge Cancer Care Centre and Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation for backpackers
2005       North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre
2006       When You Wish Upon A Star, a charity for children with life threatening or terminal illnesses
2007       Multiple Sclerosis Society York and District branch
2008       Stroke Association
2009       York Against Cancer
2010       Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital
2011       Home Start York
2012       Inspired Youth
2013       Speakability
2014       York Mind
2015       Ordnance Lane Hostel
2016       SASH
2017       York Foodbank
 

 
York Cares Big Community Challenge