Grease Worcester Carnival

Worcester Carnival

Since the Worcester Carnival was brought back to the city, we have supported the event as a sponsor and taken part, creating imaginative floats organised and manned by a team of our colleagues and their families.

Foodbank

We have regular collections for the Worcester Foodbank – our colleagues are very generous with their donations, as they recognise anyone in the local community could find themselves in need of this kind of help.

Foodbank donations
Gables cats and dogs home

Warming Your Community Initiative

As the country is slowly emerging from the pandemic we want to help communities thrive. We were contacted by The Gable Dogs and Cats home in Plymouth who desperately needed a boiler to keep their charity alive and this gave us the inspiration for our Warming Your Community initiative.  The competition offers a community group the chance win a new boiler for their collective space. It’s bringing our Purpose to life -  Warming Lives, Protecting our Future.

It's running until 10th September 2021 and you can enter here.

Volunteering

Our employees are encouraged to take a day each year to support a cause which is important to them.

Recent activities have been:

Marketing Team at Acorns Hospice

Acorns Hospice

  • The marketing department tidied up the garden at Acorns Hospice.

HR team at Worcester Community Hub

Worcester Community Hub

  • The HR team painted a café at the Worcester Community Hub.

Sales admin at Head Start

Head Start

  • The Sales Admin team helped out with gardening at Head Start.

Manufacturing at Green Goose Countryside Centre

Green Goose Countryside Centre

  • Manufacturing colleagues spent a day clearing overgrown land at the Green Goose Countryside Centre.

Supporting RAF Reservists

We have two RAF Reservists in our business who are called up to support the RAF and our country in times of need. We support them during and after their deployment. Watch the video to find out more.

Worcester’s St Richards Hospice Animal Trails

In 2018 Worcester saw the ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ a trail of Giraffes dotted around the city sponsored by local companies with the aim of raising money for St Richards Hospice's extension. We sponsored a giraffe for our brand and also sponsored a baby giraffe for the students at Regency High School to decorate. 

In 2021 we will see the ‘Big Parade’ of elephants – we are again sponsoring an elephant for the trail for 2021 and gifting 2 calves - one to Onside, a mental health charity and one to a Perdiswell Youth group for children with severe disabilities.

St Richards Hospice Animal trails
Worcester Bosch Silverella

Worcester's Big Parade

We are proud to be a sponsor of Worcester’s Big Parade which is working towards raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Our elephant is entitled Silverella and stands proudly in the Cathedral Plaza area of Worcester with the stunning Cathedral as its backdrop.

Lena Kibbler designed Silverella and she has lived and worked in Dundee and Angus since 1976. Lena attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art specialising in textile design. She is a retired Art teacher who now has the time and opportunity to use her design roots to inspire and enhance her work which is created in mixed media. She is a lover of strong colours and detailed work which she combines to create unusual and individual pieces of art. Most of her work is based on the beauty of nature and natural forms. We were attracted to the Silverella design as it perfectly fuses technology, colour and form and is striking.

Local Arts

We support many art activities including Worcester Live, The Swan Theatre and Huntington Hall. We are a regular supporter of the Bewdley Festival.

Worcester Live Logo

Worcester Live

      

Outdoor theatre at The Commandery

Outdoor theatre at The Commandery

       

Bewdley Festival Logo

Bewdley Festival

       

Environment 2020

Environment 2050

This awards initiative started in 2000 to encourage and engage installers, house builders and children to think about the environment and what it means to them.

20 years later we are just about to launch the Environment 2050 to take us through the next stage in our journey.

The Children’s art competition is still open to entries – so if you have a committed, talented young artist in your house why not get them to enter – enter here.   

We regularly hang our display the entries along the corridors of our head office – for all to enjoy!