Clearview continue to be heavily involved with fundraising for a variety of causes, both corporately and supporting employees' personal initiatives. Our fundraising efforts generally involve a high proportion of our staff either by undertaking extreme challenges such as long walks, cycle rides or activities involving mud through to providing operational support to baking and selling cakes, and collecting food and clothing within our local community to donate to relevant local charities.
We continue to support customer initiatives by providing direct sponsorship and donations for customer projects, both locally and nationally. Examples include:
On Sunday 2nd July 2017, our Managing Director Mark Hobart completed a 100km bike ride raising money for the St Richard's Hospice.
St Richard's Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire.
In April 2017, employees spent the afternoon at Fortis' Community Garden helping out the volunteers transform the garden for summer.
The garden can be difficult to maintain, and although the volunteers try very hard to keep it under control, the weeds took over throughout the winter which meant the garden needed additional help
Fortis are always in need of volunteers, if you would like anymore information or would like to get involved visit their website.
In February 2017, we held a donation of goods charity event for the Daisychain Benevolent Fund Trust.
We wanted to help out a local charity. When we took the time to look at what the Daisychain Benevolent Fund does and who it supports, we though there was no better place to invest out time and efforts into.
The event was a huge success and we collected a large amount of donations for the charity.
Members of the team took part in the Walk of Worcestershire 10.5 mile walk which started at the Three Countries Showground, Malvern and finished at Worcester Racecourse, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the Acorns Children's Hospice.
Acorns Children's Hospice within the last year has supported over 800 children and more than 1,030 families, including those who are bereaved.
WARS is a local animal rescue centre who opens its doors to animals who have been abandoned, unwanted and mistreated. Their main aims are to give shelter, medical treatment and care, and of course, to re-home.
Due to the fact that WARS are continuously in need of essential items for the daily running of the animal rescue centre, Clearview have donated a selection of various different items which have been brought in by employees.
If you would like to help too, WARS have an Amazon wish list containing items which they are in need of.
Many team members participated in either the 30 mile or 50 mile Worcestershire bike ride in order to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
A total of £671 was raised.
Maggs Day Centre is for the homeless and vulnerable in Worcester and provides a safe, dry environment where people can get food and hot drinks, as well as using showers and laundry facilities.
Maggs Clothing Project provides clean, dry clothes and bedding, but to continue with their hard work they are always in need of donations.
In December 2015, employees collected together various different items and donated them to Maggs Centre.
In July 2016 Clearview held a ‘Wear something different to work' day in order to raise money and awareness for Action This Day, a charity which works with disadvantaged children in Kenya to help them break the cycle of poverty through education.
Additionally the day included making, and then selling, cakes to the different businesses on Elgar Business Centre in Hallow.
Due to the fantastic community support, we were able to raise over £200 for Action This Day.
After the Pakistan earthquake, following an employee suggestion, Clearview held a cake and pastry sale and raised £450, which was donated to the British Red Cross in order to help people involved in the Pakistan earthquake.
Each winter, one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold. There is a general lack of awareness of the serious effects that the cold weather can have on an older person's health.
In October 2015, our local Age UK were running the Spread the Warmth to Older People Campaign, where Age UK urged people to donated any unwanted coats in order to raise awareness and to keep older people warm.
Employees brought in unwanted and spare coats to donate to the campaign. The Spread the Warmth campaign helped over 350,000 older people.
Primrose Hospice is an independent charity, offering support and advice to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families in the Worcestershire area.
Clearview held a bake sale raising £125 for the charity.