We think that companies have a moral obligation to make a positive contribution to society.
Our employees who support charities with their own time and energy lead our decision making here. They champion the case for specific charities that we are then happy to support with financial or other material contributions.
Below, we’ve listed some of the charities that we’ve contributed to in some small way. We would be delighted if you would take the time to learn a little more about them and perhaps even consider whether you could support them too!
The Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes provides a warm and safe place to eat and sleep every night in the coldest three months of each year and works with the homeless to find more settled accommodation. If you would like to find out more about the Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes and why we support them, then please do view their project video
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. We first included them in our Christmas donation in 2009 and again in 2012. In 2013, we supported Matt Preskett when he cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise funds for them.
Toybox helps street living and street working children in Latin America. We have supported Toybox with a Christmas donation for a number of years. In 2011 our CEO, Rob Pickering completed a sponsored Coast to Coast bike ride to help raise funds for them, and in 2013 did the 100K London Nightride.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign funds world class research to find effective treatments and provides practical support and care for people affected by muscle disease. We included this company in our Christmas Donation for the first time in 2011.
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), located at Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic programmable computer. In 2012, at our 10th anniversary celebration, we held a charity auction to raise funds, and have sponsored their Summer and Easter Bytes educational programmes in 2013 and 2014.
The Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before other parts of the social care infrastructure can come into play. In 2012 we included them in our Christmas donation for the first time.
Campaigning to bring about an end to Human Trafficking - through rescuing victims, prosecuting the traffickers, and by raising awareness of the issues. Account Manager Lauren Brocklebank completed a 130 mile sponsored bike ride for this charity in 2011 which we also supported.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity that saves lives at sea around the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as on selected inland waterways. It relies on more than 40,000 volunteers and has saved more than 139,000 lives since its foundation in 1824.
In 2012 we were a sponsor of the #comment24 event lead by Trefor Davies of Timico which supported this charity.
Great Ormond Street Hospital provides world class care for young patients and their families, as well as supporting the development of new treatments and cures for childhood illness. We included them in our Christmas donation in 2010.
Starlight grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertain over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. In 2008, we began supporting them together with reseller partner Infosystems who has been a long term supporter of this very deserving charity.
The Stroke Association’s mission is to work towards a world with fewer strokes, and to reduce their effect through providing services to those affected, as well campaigning for awareness, providing education and conducting research. In 2009, four members of the ipcortex team participated in the Go Ape Treetop challenge to support this charity.