Working with Charities
2015 was another busy year for the Trust. A total of £220,240.39 was raised to benefit the local communities of Burnaston and Deeside.
Each year, we have at least one nominated charity that we support over a three year period and who are chosen by our employees. In 2015, our nominated charity was Macmillan Cancer Support and that remains for 2016 too.
In 2006, we committed to raise £1m for the NSPCC in order to support an end to child cruelty. We are proud to confirm that this milestone was achieved at the beginning of last year.
2015 saw the second year of fundraising on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support who support people affected by cancer, ensuring that they do not go through it alone. They are the nurses and therapists helping patients through treatment and the experts on the end of the phone.
Fundraising activities throughout 2015 enabled the Trust to make valued donations through our End of Year Awards, not only to our nominated charity who received a cheque for over £50,000.00, but to a number of local charities.
30% of the donation fund raised was made available to a number of local charities. Recipients included: Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance; Derby Sea Cadets; Belper North Mill; St John Ambulance - East Midlands; St James Centre in Derby; Circus Starr; Home-Start South Derbyshire; Action for Children; Scropton Riding School for the Disabled; Cruse Bereavement Care; MYAWARE; Charnwood 20:20; Leonard Cheshire Disability; Sight Support Derbyshire; Friends of the Baby Unit - Derby Royal Hospital; Nottinghamshire Search & Rescue Team; Burton upon Trent Sea Cadets; The Salvation Army - Burton upon Trent; Derbyshire Disabled Cricket Club; Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre; Wales Air Ambulance; Flintshire Food Bank and Tiny Tickers.
Should you be interested in applying for the 2016 End of Year Awards, please download the application form and return it no later than Friday 25 November 2016. Applications received past this date will not be considered.
Please be aware that donations will be made available in February 2017.