Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to improving the communities and environments we operate in. That is why in 2019 alone, we are supporting more than forty charities nominated by our UK/Europe employees.
Now in its tenth year, the staff charitable nomination scheme has seen more than £150,000 in donations shared out to charities across the continent. Every nomination has a personal connection to at least one of our colleagues – from hospices to hospital trusts, local charities to national and international organisations – each one has been recognised for its positive impact on our people.
We don’t stop there though! With monthly fundraising events held across G&W UK/Europe Region companies, we can share powerful and important messages on topics such as health and wellbeing whilst raising money for worthy causes. For example, in the first six months of 2019 we held staff fundraising events for Comic Relief, the British Heart Foundation, Samaritans and the Alzheimer’s Society to name just a few.
G&W’s UK-based employees are a sporty bunch! In 2019 several colleagues ran the London Marathon for a variety of charitable causes, including Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity, Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Action Against Hunger.
Marathons are not our colleagues’ only sponsored sporting achievements though. Many have raised money through triathlons, ‘ultimate warrior’ challenges, half marathons, fun-runs and more. We’re proud of our employees’ personal and professional accomplishments, which is why we have boosted their fundraising efforts by matching donations anywhere from £500-£2000 per person.
As part of our commitment to supporting our colleagues both in their work-life and outside of their 9-5, in 2019 we began sponsoring sports clubs across the UK with a connection to our staff.
So far, we have sponsored everything from cricket clubs to rugby squads, cycling gear to youth football kits. Being able to provide funding to small clubs across the country not only improves employee morale, it also makes for some lovely (and often adorable) photos.
So many worthy causes
The company designates funding annually for each region to use as an additional charitable giving scheme on top of their locally-arranged donations. Every December, the program contributes to local, state and national organisations including hospitals, schools, fire departments, food banks, parks and nature conservancies
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity helps to provide the best possible care for young patients at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services.
Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger helps malnourished children and provides communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Countess Mountbatten Hospice provides a warm and welcoming service for adults facing life limiting illnesses and their families.
Oakhaven Hospice Trust
Oakhaven Hospice Trust provides specialist palliative care and support to those facing life-limiting illness and their loves ones in both a home and hospice setting.
Trinity Hospice & Palliative Care
Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness to improve quality of life.
Barrow Farm RDA
Barrow Farm provides horse riding for 130 disabled children and adults every week.
University College London Hospital (UCLH) Charity
UCLH are the main charity supporting University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.