"Partners’ PR and marketing skills have proved vital in ensuring that the work of York Cares and its volunteers are now widely recognised across the city.”

Holly Hennell, York Cares


Partners wins sustained commitment award

We like to think that we always give 110% in everything that we do. So we were delighted to receive a Sustained Commitment award from employee-volunteering charity York Cares, who we've been supporting with pro bono PR for 10 years.

York Cares is committed to making York a better place to live and over the past 10 years has brought together more than 13,000 employee-volunteers, 40 employers and 1,000 community organisations.
BBC Radio York presenter Elly Fiorentini presented the 2016 Golden Moments awards to volunteers from nine York businesses with a further six organisations receiving special awards for their outstanding contribution over the last 10 years. The Golden Moments of the Decade awards went to North Yorkshire Police, Benenden, Tesco, University of York, Portakabin and of course us, The Partners Group.
Holly Hennell from York Cares said: “Partners’ PR and marketing skills have proved vital in ensuring that the work of York Cares and its volunteers are now widely recognised across the city.”
Partners Group director Monica Green, said: “York Cares has had a huge impact on the city and the awards are a fantastic way to recognise this contribution.  We love working with and supporting York Cares and would urge more businesses to get involved. It’s a fantastic organisation and we’re very happy to have won this award.”
York Cares was launched by four employers – University of York, City of York Council, Aviva and Garbutt and Elliott. It now has 43 employer members and represents over a quarter of York’s workforce from public and private sectors. It has five key volunteering programmes which each aim to bring together the resources and expertise of employees with charities and communities where they can make a difference.
York Cares – Golden Moments of the Decade 2006-2016 – award winners
  • Raising aspirations in young people – North Yorkshire Police for their York Children’s University ‘Law and Justice Module’
  • Encouraging employee engagement – Benenden for the culture of volunteering created within the company
  • Building stronger communities – Portakabin for their practical and enriching support to children and schools
  • Team spirit award – Tesco for their support of young care leavers and older residents at Christmas time
  • Skills share – University of York for their support of young care leavers through work placements and workshops
  • Sustained commitment – Partners Group for their longstanding PR and marketing support to York Cares.
York Cares – Golden Moments of the Year 2016 award winners
  • Virgin Trains and University of York – build the fastest train project
  • York Marriott Hotel – Cooking Culture module
  • Aviva – Windsor House memory trail project
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation – mentoring and coaching day for Year 10 pupils to build a £100,000 home
  • York Designer Outlet – York Children’s University Retail activities
  • Aviva – Hamilton House garden makeover for foster children
  • John Lewis – School Business Challenge
  • Benenden – anti-bullying campaign
  • Yorkshire Bank – Team Challenge Week

To see how to get involved in York Cares employee volunteering initiatives visit www.yorkcares.co.uk or call 01904 323482.

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