Using our business as a platform to support local communities.
During our 5 year partnership with Safeline, we have donated cash, time, financial management, office equipment and anything else we can lay our hands on; this has enabled Safeline to protect and keep safe 100’s of vulnerable young people.
Bericote’s support has helped Safeline win the Queens Award for Voluntary service; this is the highest award any voluntary group can get. To view the press release click here.
Safeline are a specialised charity in the difficult subject of sexual abuse and rape. They offer prevention services for vulnerable young people, specialised counselling, practical and emotional support for victims who choose to report abuse to the police and tailored training for professionals who work with survivors of abuse.
We joined LandAid as a Foundation Partner in 2016. LandAid works to improve the lives of children and young people in the UK who experience disadvantage due to their economic or social circumstances. They deliver life-changing services to young people facing homelessness, helping to protect those on the streets, provide accommodation and training and tackle the root causes of homelessness. Bericote use their knowledge and expertise in this area to help support the charity through pro bono consultation, as well as our yearly sponsorship. Through LandAid we started our sponsor a home scheme with Hope into Action.
Hope into Action
Together with Readie Construction and Gestamp Tallent, we sponsored two homes through Hope into Action, Wolverhampton. We then volunteered to refurbish one of the homes, preparing it for refugees or those at risk of homelessness to have somewhere to help them start a new life.
The Salvation Army
Bericote have been continuously supporting the Salvation Army since we first began. They have a base local to us, where they dedicate a lot of their resources and time to the homeless. We donate whenever we can and offer pro bono advice, both in-house and from our consultants.
We partnered with this not-for profit organisation to give people in elderly homes around London a very special Christmas party hosted at the British Museum. This included a full sit down meal, the Salvation Army choir and a personalised hamper to take home. We also dressed up as Christmas Elves to add to the magic.
We asked Hospitality Action to join us in giving the elderly a Christmas to remember. They brought together those they knew who would be alone that Christmas, which gave them the opportunity to make new friends. For some, the hampers we gave would be the only present they received that year.
We organised a Christmas party in a home for those who suffer from a neurological conditions. Along with a festive meal, we had a magician, choir and a queen look alike to hand out our personalised presents. Unfortunately the home was quarantined due to an illness, but thankfully we managed to move the party to their sister home, and everyone still received their gifts.