Introducing the EA Charity Panel

Introducing the EA Charity Panel

By Sam Wright, ESG Director

In September we launched our Focused on the future initiative, to minimise the environmental impact of our operations, ensure they’re well governed and maximise the positive social impact we can make.

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As one of our first Focused on the future activities, we invited colleagues to nominate initiatives local to each of our offices across the UK who would benefit from our support.

We’re delighted to now confirm that the following organisations make up the EA Charity Panel:

Maddi’s Butterflies

Maddi’s Butterflies was set up in memory of Madison who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer at just 10 months and lost her battle on Boxing Day 2011, aged only 7.

Their aim is to grant small wishes for children suffering from rare forms of cancer. They also try to alleviate some of the financial burden on their families.

They’re based near our Darwen office and work closely with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. They’re a small charity, so our support will make all the difference.

Read more about Maddi’s Butterflies

East Lancashire Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a local community hospice which provides care for adults who have a life limiting condition.

They deliver a range of person centred care to patients and their families – ensuring at all times that the patient gets the care that’s important to them. Over 100 staff and 200 volunteers deliver a range of care, out in the community, at home, or at the hospice.

Their care varies from supporting someone in their last days of life, through to bereavement support. Most importantly they put patients and their families at the centre of everything they do, helping to make the most of life.

Read more about East Lancashire Hospice

Breast Friends and Family

Breast Friends and Family aim to support patients through a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. To provide the little things that the NHS aren’t in a position to, little things that’ll make a different to individual patients and how they feel about themselves.

They work closely with St John’s Hospital in Livingston. Again, they’re a very small charity so our support will make all the difference.

 Read more about Breast Friends and Family

Nightingale Care Home 

While Nightingale Care Home aren’t a charity, they do play an important role within the Sheffield community and our colleagues in Sheffield have a strong existing relationship with them.

They provide care for the elderly mentally infirm, ensuring residents are treated with the utmost respect, their is privacy protected and their dignity is preserved. 

How we’ll support them

Throughout the year we’ll support these initiatives through a combination of fundraising, donations, awareness raising and paid colleague volunteering.

How our World Wildlife Fund (WWF) animal adoption fits in

You may have seen we’re also ‘adopting’ an animal each month through the WWF, this is in addition to supporting our local communities via the EA Charity Panel.

It was important to us to do something on the environmental front, as well as in the social arena. Whilst our operations may not take place in the Amazonian jungles, on the Antarctic ice, or across isolated mountain ranges – we all share one planet and must do what we can to help protect it. If you’ve missed it, this month’s animal was Tundra the Snow leopard.

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