it's important to us that we give back...
Every year we choose a Charity of the Year to support.
Charity of the Year 2018/2019 || Heart of Bucks
Heart of Bucks is the county’s community charity, connecting people who care with local causes that matter.
Heart of Bucks is the community foundation for Buckinghamshire; a funding organisation awarding grants and loans to local charities and community groups.
Community foundations are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographical area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective non-profits in their communities.
One of the strengths of Heart of Bucks is their unique understanding of the needs of Buckinghamshire. Through research and outreach work they ensure that funding reaches those who need it most and can use it effectively.
As one of the largest non-statutory grant givers in Buckinghamshire, they have supported more than 3,500 community organisations since their first grant payment in 2000. To date, they have distributed over £7.5m in grants and loans across the county.
Heart of Bucks are part of a network of 46 community foundations across the UK, all striving to help people and organisations invest in their local communities.
Charity of the Year 2017/2018 || NSPCC
The NSPCC are the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.
The NSPCC work with families when they're going through difficult times – like battling addiction or overcoming mental health problems. They offer all kinds of support – from helping new parents care for their baby to giving professionals the tools they need to assess neglect.
They visit primary schools and help children understand what abuse is and giving them the confidence to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.
They work in every community in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man - including ours.