Corporate Social Responsibility
With a history stretching back over 100 years we recognise we rely heavily upon support from our local community. Therefore, we believe that it is our responsibility to help the community to develop and thrive.
Accordingly we have a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR) who meet on a regular basis to identify local need and to develop projects and activities within the area.
Each year through a staff ballot we agree to support and raise funds for a particular charity or group of charities. This is achieved on a voluntary basis through the considerable efforts of our staff and also through charitable donations.
Our people choose a charity to support on a bi-annual basis and organise a series of fund raising events during the course of the two years, such as regular dress down days, raffles, bake sales, bingo and many other events. Our charity for the next two years is North of England Children’s Cancer Research.
In recent years we have worked with and raised funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Macmillan Cancer Support, Downs Syndrome North East, Charlie Bear Cancer Appeal, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF).