ipcortex in the community
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!
Toybox helps street living and street working children in Latin America. We have supported Toybox with a Christmas donation for a number of years and in 2011 our CEO, Rob Pickering completed a sponsored Coast to Coast bike ride to help raise funds for them.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaignwww.muscular-dystrophy.org
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.
Hope for Justicewww.hopeforjustice.org.uk
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.
Royal National Lifeboat Institutionwww.rnli.org.uk
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 Hospitalwww.gosh.org
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.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. We included them in our Christmas donation in 2009 and 2012.
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.
Starlight Children's Foundationwww.starlight.org.uk
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 National Museum of Computingwww.tnmoc.org
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 awareness for the museum.
Milton Keynes Food Bankwww.mkfoodbank.org.uk
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.