Recent community and environment stories
24 Jun 2015
'Bike to Brussels' for Refuge
53 volunteers were involved in our 'London to Brussels' spinathon today to raise money for our charity partner, Refuge. Our volunteer cyclists were given only 15 minutes to cycle as far as they could to clock-up the 200 mile distance from London to Brussels.
We are delighted to announce that we surpassed our target by cycling a combined total of 429 miles (more than enough to cycle to Brussels and back!) and raised £605 for Refuge.
10 Jun 2015
Over 5% of our staff donate through Payroll Giving
We are pleased to have received a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark from Charities Aid Foundation. This is awarded to organisations where over 5% of staff donate to charity through Payroll Giving.
21 Apr 2015
Key Project recognised in Responsible Business Awards
We are thrilled that the Key Project, our initiative at Central Foundation Boys' School, has been recognised in the 2015 Responsible Business Awards run by Business in the Community.
Run in partnership with The Access Project, the programme has continued to support students with 60% of the current Year 13 cohort who have applied to university receiving offers to Top 3rd universities. One student has also received an Oxbridge offer, the first in 60 years to do so from the school.
20 Apr 2015
Technology Team Challenge
A group of volunteers from our Technology Department spent half a day on a team building challenge at Pooles Park Primary School in Islington. The team spent the afternoon clearing and tidying the school's garden, before unveiling the makeover to the children who had written thank you cards to our volunteers. Organised by the BIG Alliance, the challenge was thoroughly enjoyed by the volunteers and much appreciated by the school.
16 Apr 2015
Show debate on the pros and cons of televised election debates
Two mixed teams - made up of our trainees and students from Central Foundation Boys' School - took part in a lively debate on the topical motion: "This House believes televised election debates do more harm than good" in our annual show deabte.
Chaired by Chris Saul and judged by Jamie Brownhill (Headteacher at Central Foundation Boys' School), Dan Carall Green (associate and former debater), and Geroge Benson (Debate Mate Coach and former debater), the proposition won the debate.
13 Apr 2015
Action For Kids announced as new charity partner
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Action For Kids, a national charity providing life-changing mobility equipment, education and training for disabled children and young people.
An initial donation from the firm has enabled the charity to clear a large proportion of its list of young people waiting for desperately-needed mobility equipment.