BrightHouse in the community
Posted 05/10/2012 by BrightHouse Team
At BrightHouse we’re proud supporters of a number of charities and community concerns all over the UK. From partnering with leading organisations to supporting our staff in their fundraising efforts, we’re always looking at ways in which we can give back to the communities we work in. Here are some of the major charities and organisations that we’re associated with:
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in the prevention of cruelty to children via numerous projects and services including Child Line, a free and confidential 24-hour helpline for young people.
BrightHouse has supported the NSPCC since January 2010, donating over £220,000 to date through various fundraising activities. These have included a group of our central division managers completing the ten tours challenge, several members of our staff running the London Marathon and Great North Run, and a sponsored sail around the Isle of Wight from a group of our south division managers.
The NSPCC is a charity that is very close to all of our hearts at BrightHouse, and employees across the company have embraced our relationship with them with huge enthusiasm. We look forward to continuing this association for many years to come.
SportsAid is a charity that offers support to young British athletes to help them to get access to the training and equipment they need to excel in their field. An amazing 48 medal-winning British athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games were from a SportsAid background, in addition to a further 27 by Paralympic athletes!
Since partnering with SportsAid in 2010, BrightHouse has supported a number of young athletes with personal grants. We were all very proud when Seb Edgar, one of our supported athletes, represented team GB as part of our national handball team at the 2012 London Olympics.
Retail Trust is a national charity that offers financial assistance and practical support to employees, former employees and the families of employees in the UK retail industry. As a leading UK retailer, BrightHouse is an active supporter and fundraiser of this charity and their nationwide fundraising events. We subscribe to their confidential staff helpline, and members of our staff have run the London Marathon to raise money for them.
You can find out more information about our charity and community work on the BrightHouse Website. Do you know of any fundraising activities that staff members at your local BrightHouse are taking part in? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below – we might even feature them in a future blog…