In 2017 Changing Lives became our dedicated charity, they are a nationally registered charity providing specialist support services to around 6,000 vulnerable people and their families, every month. Through their pioneering and innovative work, they support people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.
They work with people who are, or have experienced homelessness, or are recovering from addiction, or are moving on from offending.
We have raised much needed funds through a company family fun day, as well as cake sales and other company initiatives.
In 2015 we supported the Calvert Trust Kielder who provide people with disabilities as well as their families and friends the opportunity to experience fun, exciting outdoor activities. Our New Business Director Ben Ridgway has taken part in the London Marathon and raised a huge £2828.20. We are also taking part in the Great North Run.
We also supported Martin House Children's Hospice. It's a brilliant charity that provides family led care for children with life-limiting conditions. They offer children, young people and their families a place to stay from time to time through their journey and receive support, rest and practical help. Our main event was a golf day, where we invited our partner estate agents to join us at Gosforth Golf Club in Newcastle for a series of competitions.
2014 was a fantastic year for our charity committee! We raised £14,261.94 for Marie Curie Cancer Care across a series of exciting events. The money raised went towards the cost of a Marie Curie nurse; these nurses work around the clock to care for people with terminal illnesses.
The charity committee worked incredibly hard to put together a variety of fundraising events, these included an Easter egg hunt, open mic night, pub quiz, bubble football tournament, Great North Run, a Halloween party and a estate agents golf day at Slaley Hall.