Charities we support
What we did
For our summer 2023 charity event the Stonehouse team decided to compete in the 'Bradford Dragon Boat Race' and took on some of the best rowing teams around.
'Enter the Dragon Boat' came a respectable 8th out of 20 teams whilst raising a huge £3156 for Dreams Come True - not bad for beginners!
Dreams come True is a national children’s charity, whose mission is to enrich the lives of children by making their dreams come true. They and we believe every child has the right to dream no matter who they are or where they live, so they work extremely hard to deliver dreams to children who are living in the highest areas of deprivation in the country, and are living with a disability, serious illness or life-limiting conditions.
An amazing day was had by the whole team whilst supporting this fantastic charity.
What we did
As our Christmas raffle had been such a success over the last few years raising over £700 for our chosen charities, we decided to raffle all gifts we received for our staff during December internally, and again donate the ticket sales.
This year we made the decision to support Bradford North Foodbank so that we could purchase and donate food and toiletry items ahead of the festive season, by working with the volunteers to see which areas they may be short.
Through prize donations from our amazing suppliers, sub-contractors and business contacts, and additional Christmas activities such as Christmas Jumper Day and ‘Name the Reindeer’, we managed to raise a huge £791!
Visiting the foodbank was eye opening to say the least, and the amount of work and hours that the volunteers put in there is astonishing. Whilst we were there, we got talking with the Manager who is from Shipley, (local to our office,) and for a period of his life found himself homeless. Whilst we chatted the volunteers were packing up emergency 7-day food boxes for individuals who didn’t even have the essentials for Christmas, and the delivery drivers arrived to get another van load of food to distribute.
We intend to continue supporting this cause in 2023, and we are looking into ways of helping by giving our time as well as donations, so watch this space!
What we did
On Saturday 10th September the Stonehouse team committed to take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for our 2022 charities and raised a huge £3361 in the process.
Whilst the challenge itself was tough, we had a great day and the outcome was well worth the aches, pains and sore feet!
Veterans With Dogs, Dreams Come True and Bradford Night Stop all benefited from our employees’ efforts, with all three receiving a £1120 donation to help fund their constant efforts to help those who need it most.
We added Bradford Night Stop to our chosen charities after hearing of their amazing work in our city. Since 1993, Bradford Nightstop's emergency scheme has been providing accommodation for homeless young people in the homes of vetted and trained volunteers. Homeless people are prevented from rough sleeping until their longer-term solution is resolved. One night at a time, they are offered a place of safety with a room of their own, transport, meals, basic essential supplies, washing facilities and support to their next step. We are proud to support such an important cause in our local area.
What we did
During December 2021 we organised various Christmas fundraising events including Christmas Jumper Day, Name the Elf and our annual raffle, where funds were raised for our chosen charity Veterans With Dogs. Through our employee efforts and supplier donations we raised £245.50 for the cause.
Veterans With Dogs trains and provides assistance dogs exclusively for current and former members of the British Armed Forces diagnosed with a mental health condition. Veterans With Dogs was founded for the purpose of training fully accredited assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our Veterans and active-duty service members.
We at Stonehouse not only value the sacrifices that our veterans have made for the benefits that we all take for granted, but also know first-hand how our four-legged friends can positively impact our mental health. That’s why we had no hesitation in choosing to support this wonderful charity moving forwards.
What we did
2020 was a difficult year to say the least, and we all know someone who struggled during the harsh reality of the pandemic. We decided to support Samaritans so that they can offer as much support as possible at such a crucial time. Every 7 seconds they respond to a call for help, and in a country where suicide rates are increasing rapidly, they need as many donations as possible to ensure this essential service can continue.
We had a great support from our sub-contractors who donated some amazing prizes for our Christmas raffle, and together from staff contributions and raffle tickets sold we raised £320.