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.
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.
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.
Our employees are encouraged to take a day each year to support a cause which is important to them.
Recent activities have been:
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.
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.
We support many art activities including Worcester Live, The Swan Theatre and Huntington Hall. We are a regular supporter of the Bewdley Festival.
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!