We are immensely proud of our North East roots and we are committed to giving back to our local community. Our commitment takes many forms including charitable support, mentoring schemes, sponsorships and volunteering.
CHUF's vision is to support pioneering services that will positively impact heart families, inspire hope and enable Heart Heroes to reach their full potential. CHUF supports children and families who receive treatment at the Children’s Heart Unit based at the Freeman Hospital and the many other hospitals providing care for cardiac patients throughout the North of England.
We're looking forward to working with CHUF, in the year of their 40th anniversary, to raise funds and also awareness of the amazing work and services they provide.
If you would like to make a donation, head to our dedicated JustGiving page.
In 2022, as part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations, we partnered with environmental charity Urban Green Newcastle to plant 750 trees in parks and green spaces around the city over the next five years. This is the first corporate partnership of its type to support the improvement of the city’s green open spaces, and it is hoped that more Newcastle businesses follow suit as the charity aims to plant 5000 trees across the city by 2030 as we push towards NetZero.
We support numerous other funds and causes through corporate memberships, sponsorships and trustees for those causes close to our employees. This includes WAG & Company North East Friendship Dogs (we are a corporate friend), Foundation of Light, Gateshead Rugby Club, Community Foundation Serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Newcastle Theatre Royal, The Chronicle Sunshine Fund and Beamish Museum.
Our 2022 Charity of the Year was Newcastle West End Foodbank and we were able to raise over £6,000 as well as volunteering at their warehouse. For further details on our fundraising and awareness building efforts, read more here.
If you have any questions regarding our CSR activity, please contact Bethany Herbertson, Solicitor and Chair of the CSR Committee.