From the £2.3m raised by Deutsche Bank during its two-year partnership with Hospice UK, to the 26,857 meals donated to charities by baby food brand Babease, here are 8 companies supporting good causes in a variety of ways.
Deutsche Bank & Hospice UK
Deutsche Bank’s two-year ‘Charity of the Year’ partnership with Hospice UK has drawn to a close having raised £2.3 million throughout the pandemic for the charity. Launched in January 2020, the partnership saw Deutsche Bank employees take part in fundraising challenges, events and initiatives to support Hospice UK’s aims of tackling inequalities many people face in getting expert care and to secure a more financially sustainable future for hospices across the UK. The largest event of the partnership was Deutsche Bank’s annual ‘One Day’ campaign, which allowed employees to donate a day of their salary to Hospice UK, with the totals matched by the bank. Across both 2020 and 2021, One Day raised over £1.6 million, a record amount for a single partner as part of the Charity of the Year programme.
needi & Make-A-Wish UK
needi, the feel-good gifting marketplace, has officially partnered with Make-A-Wish UK®. For every gift bought from needi’s Make-A-Wish UK merchants, £1 will go straight to Make-A-Wish UK, to help it grant a wish for every eligible child. needi currently has more than 20 of its merchants offering a £1 donation to Make-A-Wish UK for every gift bought and hopes to have the rest of its independents on board in 2022. The gift-matching service also plan to launch an option on the platform to send a gift directly to a child in need.
Selco Builders Warehouse & Global’s Make Some Noise
Selco Builders Warehouse has raised £105,000 for its nominated charity Global’s Make Some Noise. It means, despite the pandemic limiting traditional charity events, Selco has raised six figure sums for its nominated charity in each of the last two years. Funds were raised through a variety of methods including colleagues participating in charity walks, in-branch bake sales, dress down days, a golf day and darts challenges.
Lord Mayor’s Appeal & National Numeracy
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal has announced a new partnership with National Numeracy across 2022. National Numeracy will join The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Place2Be, OnSide and Samaritans, as a charity partner of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Each year through a series of dedicated events, including the annual City Giving Day, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal raises thousands of pounds for its partner charities. National Numeracy compliments The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s ambition to work with organisations that are experts in addressing social issues and delivering ground-breaking programmes, which can help to create impactful and positive change within the City.
Standard Chartered Foundation & SOS Children’s Villages UK
SOS Children’s Villages UK has announced a new, two-year partnership with Standard Chartered Foundation. The two organisations will be working together to support more than 4,000 young people in seven countries to receive crucial support or training to find long-term work. The projects will run in Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Jordan, Mauritius, Philippines, Sri Lanka and South Africa, providing youth employability projects for children in alternative care and at-risk young people. This partnership will particularly prioritise working with young women and young people with disabilities. Standard Chartered Foundation has chosen to work with SOS Children’s Villages UK due to the organisation’s support of young people through youth employability activities, such as its YouthCan! SOS Children’s Villages’ global partnership, which in 2020, reached 6,500 young people in 37 countries.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books & National Literacy Trust
A new educational seven-week reading for pleasure campaign launches on 3 February from the National Literacy Trust, in partnership with Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Schools across the UK can join the free, live, virtual launch event Miles of Magic and Harry Potter BookNight hosted by Harry Potter illustrator Jonny Duddle, and every school signing up can then start their own magical reading adventure with the Challenge. One school will win a Harry Potter trunk filled with books and treats for their school library. The celebration also includes Miles of Magic: The Harry Potter Book Relay, which will see a copy of the silver anniversary paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone travelling relay-style to 25 UK primary schools between February and June, gathering illustrations and doodles from children and teachers. Bloomsbury is also donating a further 800 copies of the anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to 50 schools via the National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme.
Juggl Desks & charities
Juggl Desks has announced that registered UK charities can now access its desk booking software free of charge. The solution allows employees to quickly and easily reserve desks and facilities in advance of attending the office, while helping charities manage office occupancy. Juggl Desks can be used on any mobile device. In addition, floor plans and maps can be made available so that users can identify which desk they’d like to reserve, and the filtering option allows employees to book desks by location and facilities.
Babease & City Harvest
UK baby food brand, Babease, which uses 100% organic ingredients has donated 26,857 meals to London charities through City Harvest since the beginning of their partnership in December – some 11.28 tonnes of organic premium weaning products. City Harvest was launched in 2014 to collect nutritious surplus food from manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers and offer free delivery to 350+ London charities feeding those facing food poverty. Recipient groups include homeless shelters, hostels, soup kitchens, mental health charities, community kitchens, schools, children’s programmes and domestic abuse refuges.