Our community and charity support

Providing Community Support is a core objective within the Group’s overall strategy, from offering local employment to supporting local schools, sports clubs, charities and other notable causes. We will continue to support our locality as and when we can.

We work closely with charities at both a Group and individual business level. We are proactive in encouraging staff to engage with our fundraising events and provide the means necessary to enable frequent donations throughout the year to those in need.

armed forces covenant block image As signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and Gold Award holders of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, we commit to support the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our businesses and our country. Read more about our pledge to the Armed Forces.

SSAFA block image We are proud to support the Essex branch of SSAFA – the armed forces charity, and the work they do across the community. SSAFA’s support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.

Shelter block image We are proud to support Shelter – the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter exists to fight for all those whose lives are blighted by the loss of their home – and all whose lives will be affected if things don’t change. Last year, they gave information, support, and advice to millions of people facing homelessness or experiencing bad housing.

Save The Children Block Image We are proud to support Save the Children and their annual ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ fundraising event. Every child around the world deserves the right to be safe, and Save the Children exists to help every child get the future they deserve. In the UK and around the world, they make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be.

wear it pink charity image We are proud to support Breast Cancer Now and their annual ‘Wear it pink’ fundraising event – one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Taking place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of amazing people wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.