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bptw staff choose charities to support this winter

Posted: 11.01.2017

bptw partnership is pleased to announce a number of charities our staff have chosen to support with a financial donation, and ongoing support, this winter. As part of an annual Christmas tradition under our ‘Giving Something Back’ initiative, £4,000 was allocated to be donated to 20 staff nominated charities; each charity received a minimum of £100, with additional funds being given to particular causes which our staff indicated they feel particularly strongly about.

A range of charities were chosen including  the Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research and Save the Children, as well as smaller local charities, namely the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, 999 Club Deptford, and Emmaus; bptw will be seeking to cultivate a closer relationship with these local charities to extend our support to them over the coming year.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our staff for selecting the charities, and for their continued support in our efforts to give something back. The following charities were chosen:

Alzheimer's Society - £500

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter - £400

999 Club Deptford - £400

Cancer Research UK - £300

Core - £300

Tree of Hope - £200

Mountain Rescue England and Wales 2016 - £200

National Association for people abused in childhood - £200

Emmaus - £200

Urban Saints - £100

Women's Aid - £100

Creekside Education Trust - £100

MNDA - £100

British Liver Trust - £100

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation - £100

Safe Passage - £100

Brain Tumour Research - £100

Foodbank - £100

MEF2C Association - £100

Wildlife Trust - £100

A further £200 went to our Christmas jumper charity Save the Children, which was further supported by staff donations. In addition over the Christmas period we were able to support the Red Box appeal, helping families in need in South East London. This follows our charity rowing challenge earlier this year for the AHOY centre, a locally based charity changing people’s lives and building life skills through sailing.