Story Contracting have announced the business will be championing seven charities across the country, as part of the company’s charity partnership scheme.
The Civil Engineering and Infrastructure company has pledged its support to the charities, which sit across its regional operating areas, through the two-year Story charity partnership.
Each year employees vote for a charity to support and the chosen charities then receive support via employee fundraising, volunteering efforts, and dedicated projects.
The following charities have been chosen as the partners for 20/22:
- Carlisle and Eden Mind – a local charity, affiliated to Mind, supporting people with mental health problems across the Carlisle and Eden Districts.
- Carlisle Youth Zone – a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled.
Chorley & Manchester:
- 42nd Street – supporting young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health
- LimbBo Foundation – helping limb difference children and their families.
- Crisis Skylight Birmingham – a charity which works with thousands of people to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.
- Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) – provide a range of mental health support and services.
- Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity – helps to provide the best possible care for young patients at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.
In the past, staff have carried out various fundraising activities to raise money for charity partners – from sporting challenges and bake sales, to raffles and pub quizzes – raising over £15,000 for 2018/2020 charity partners Mind and SAMH.
Scheme Project Manager, Tom Brown, is one employee who helped pick the new chosen charities.
“I am thankful to Story for selecting my chosen local charity LimbBo Foundation as this is something that is very close to home for me and my family. Our second child Isla was born via C section in 2018 and to our shock and the hospital staff she was born with upper limb differences and spent the first few weeks in Special Care at Scarborough Hospital.
“LimbBo supports our daughter, and other children and adults with limb differences, by setting up charity days to meet other people of similar disabilities, providing assistive 3D printed devices to aid with everyday activities and educating hospitals, schools and wider communities how to support children and adults with limb differences.”
Jason Butterworth, CEO of Story Contracting, said: “We’re delighted to be putting our support behind our seven new charity partners – a record number for Story Contracting.
“We recognise it’s more important than ever during this challenging time that we stand up and be counted upon to help the most vulnerable within our communities. Through voluntary work and fundraising, the Story team will be able to make a real difference for the charities and those who depend on them.”