At B&CE we’re all about creating simple solutions that meet people’s needs, and make a better life for those in the local community. We aim to achieve this with our employee charity events, volunteering programmes and sponsorship.
Our charity work
Throughout the year we give our time and money to help local charity or community projects. We strive to have a positive impact in our local community and on society. Here are some of the things we’ve done:
Brave the shave
Meela and Roy, employees at B&CE, recently starred in the Macmillan Cancer Support #BravetheShave TV ad. They both braved the shave with B&CE and raised an incredible £965!
Charity of the year
At the start of each financial year, B&CE employees select a charity that we want to sponsor for the next 12 months. We then work closely with that chosen charity and organise internal events such as cake sales, quiz nights and raffles to help raise money for them. Here’s who we’ve supported over the last few years:
Holbrook animal rescue (2019)
Golden Lions Children’s Trust (2018) – we raised £6,989.07
St Catherine’s Hospice (2017) – we raised £10,366
Holbrook animal rescue
For 2019 B&CE’s chosen charity of the year is Holbrook animal rescue. It’s a family run, non-profit making organisation based in Horsham. We recently held a charity quiz where, on the night, 17 teams battled through a grueling quiz packed with questions spanning topics like history, food, popular culture and science. We raised a huge £682.85! We still have a lot fund raising plans for this year.
Golden Lion Children's Trust (GLCT) - Christmas charity campaign and present wrapping
The Golden Lion Children’s Trust provide hope, help, and happiness to children with special needs and disadvantaged young people. B&CE helped to provide presents to children and ran a Christmas fundraising campaign on twitter.
The Dragon Boat festival is one of the biggest events in the St Catherine’s fundraising calendar and plays a significant part in raising funds that are essential for them to continue their excellent work. For the past two years B&CE employees have been volunteering to take on the challenge.
Each year, B&CE seek out local volunteering opportunities and form a volunteering programme to support the local community. Employees can take 2 days paid leave for volunteering within the local community.
So far we’ve supported:
The People’s Park
Golden Lion Children’s Trust
Be the change
Dementia Action Week
Crawley Town FC
In June 2018, we announced The People’s Pension as the principle shirt sponsor for Crawley Town FC for the next three seasons. Crawley Town FC announced a new partnership in December 2018, for the naming rights to Broadfield Stadium with The People’s Pension. The Stadium is now known as The People's Pension stadium.