At Exporta we are in a privileged position to be able to make these charity donations giving others something that might have a life changing impact. However none of this would be possible without our customers, so this just helps motivate a little bit more to make sure we provide the best quality goods and services to all our customers as this doesn't only help us but allows us to help others.
February 2016 - Charity of the Month
Our charity of the month is Strathcarron Hospice – a worthy cause.
In fact, so worthy that both us and our accountant are supporting them this month.
Support him here
Or Strathcarron direct here.
January 2016 Charity of the Month – British Red Cross European Refugee Crisis Appeal
Red Cross volunteers across Europe are working around the clock to support hundreds of thousands of refugees as they attempt to reach safety. From Turkey to Hungary, Greece to the UK – the Red Cross is striving to support people who flee war and persecution and we are happy to support this cause.
December 2015 - Charity of the Month - British Heart Foundation
On a cold January morning it's sometimes hard to get the motivation to get into work and really get going but following the letter we received from the British Heart Foundation as a thank you for our donation in December it has been made that little bit easier.
November 2015 Charity of the Month Ronald MacDonald House, Yorkhill Hospital
Unfortunately the charity we had set up to receive a donation in October fell through but we have made our Ronald MacDonald House at Yorkhill Hopsital our Charity for the Month via one of our customers who is doing a charity event to raise funds for them. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free 'home away from home' accommodation to families while their child is in hospital. - See more at: http://www.rmhc.org.uk.
September 2015 Charity of the Month
In September we supported Kids in Action. Registered as a Charity in 1996, Kids in Action was primarily set up as a weekly youth club for children with special needs, siblings and their families.
August 2015 Charity of the Month Cancer Research UK
In August we were pleased to support one of our customers when they were completing a cycle ride from Hythe Kent to Hythe Hampshire and back again in three days all in aid of Cancer Research UK.
July 2015 Charity of the Month Royal Hospital for Sick Children
In keeping with June we again provided sponsorship in July but this time it was following a request from a colleague's 8 year old son who was taking part in a six mile sponsored walk in aid of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children works to ensure children and young patients, their families and carers benefit from the best of facilities, equipment, comforts, emotional support, training and research in hospital, clinics and the community. Over 100,000 children visit the hospital each year and many more are supported in local communities and extra funding through sponsored events such as this helps to provide: -
- Comforts, distractions and enhanced facilities for children and their familes
- The very latest medical equipment and research
- family support and play services
- innovative art projects
- training for staff
June 2015 Charity of the Month: Race for Life
In June instead of choasing a specific charity we provided sponsorship for a customer completing the Race for Life.
Set up by Cancer Research UK Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. At Cancer Research UK, they are world leaders in finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, they want to create more tomorrows for more peope and are determined to keep pushinc forward to beat cancer sooner. As they received no Government funding for their research supporting events such as Race for Life allows them to continue their groundbreaking work and help more people survive cancer.
May 2015 Charity of the Month: CHAS - Childrens Hospice Association Scotland
Following our move to Kinross we thought it fitting that we make a donation to a charity that has a local connection. CHAS operates Rachel House in Kinross provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. They not only provide support to the child but the whole family.
A parents view
“Just to know that CHAS is there for us is amazing and the staff have made such an impact. We are given emotional support and we know that if anything is worrying us we can talk about it and it helps to take away the stresses and the strains. Compared to how we were before we had help from CHAS, they really have revived us. I honestly feel that CHAS has put the life back into our family.”
If you would like to learn more about CHAS their website is http://www.chas.org.uk/about_chas
April 2015 Charity of the Month: Barnado's
With all the hustle and bustle of the move in March we did'nt have a charity of the month however we are happy to say that we are back up to full speed and have our Barnado's as our Charity of the Month
February 2015 Charity of the Month: Guide Dogs
Like the RNLI, Guide Dogs receives no government funding and relies entirely on public generosity to fund its services and we are happy to be able to help.
January 2015 Charity of the Month: RNLI
The RNLI crews and lifeguards are out there today, keeping our seas safe. Our donation will help them be there tomorrow.
December 2014 Charity of the Month: British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is the UK's number one founder of heart research in the UK along with providing free information and support via their Heart Helpine, Heart Matters service and almost 300 Heart Support Groups.
Further information is available on their webpage.
November 2014 Charity of the Month: Alzheimer's Society
Alzheimers Society provides, Local Support, Telephone and Online Services, Research, Training and development and Campaigining in the field of Alzheimers.
Further information is available on their webpage.
October 2014 Charity of the Month: TSC Trust (Trewan Sands Childrens Trust)
Local authority disability units, special needs schools and other charities through the UK refer children with disabilities or terminal illnesses to TSC Trust who offer holidays through various holiday companies and other charitable organisations to these children and their families. These holidays make a huge difference to the lives of the children and their families and provides lasting memories.
We are pleased to continue supporting TSC Trust this year, and if you would like more information about the work they undertake please click this link to their website.
September 2014 Charity of the Month: Macmillan Cancer Support
Most people are aware of the work undertaken by Macmillan Cancer Support and we were pleased to make them our Charity of the Month for September.
As September see's Macmillans annual Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning we decided to do some extra fundraising within the office to top up the usual donation.
Right from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyound Macmillan in a constant source of support to those dealing with cancer and their families.
August 2014 Charity of the Month: Mountain Rescue Scotland
Mountain Rescue Scotland, and its sister organisation Mountain Rescue England and Wales do a wonderful job of assisting those in need when they are at their most vulnerable in the hills all over the country. In addition to the cover they provide in the hills this organisation also includes the Scottish Cave Rescue.
Mountain Rescue Scotland is a registered charity and is only able to do its good work through grant aid, sponsorship and donations, the cost of equipment alone to ensure teams go out ready to deal with the situation in hand at any hour, on any day and in any weather is substantial and we are pleased to be able to play a small part in making this happen.
July 2014 Charity of the Month: Maggies
Charity website: https://www.maggiescentres.org/
The reason we have chosen Maggie’s as our first charity of the month is they are a national charity working on a local basis.
Maggies provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer their family and friends.
Build in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggies Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people needs.
The first centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and there are now 17 centres across the country as well as online – including a centre local to our head office in Kirkcaldy.