Simon East, Heidi Bateman and Megan Alexander are all part of Meade King’s Charity Committee. The Charity Committee's role is to come up with all sorts of creative ideas and events to raise money for our chosen charities.
Charity of the Year
Our Charity of the Year for 2016 is The Transplant Association, a new charity that we helped set up.
Its founders have first hand experience of transplantation and found that there was little or no support network for transplant patients at what is an understandably daunting time.
The charity raises funds to make sure transplant patients, their families and carers receive the support and information they need during this time.
It also funds training in professional counselling for clinical and medical staff so that quality psychiatric care is available for patients and their families and carers.
The Transplant Association aims also to promote awareness about organ donation and the transplant process in general.
During the year our fundraising events cover an eclectic mix from Name the Baby to Bake Offs. In 2015 Henry Gill successfully abseiled down the Avon Gorge and we've been known to win the odd charity quiz and boules game!
We host an annual charity quiz in January which is always popular, organise a Wimbledon sweepstake, a petanque league, and get involved in all sorts of activities such as the Bristol 10k (well done to Peter, Heidi and Henry raising over £400).
This year we plan to enter the Dragon Boat Race at Bristol Harbourside which should prove to be a fun day out, especially if the sun decides to shine.
Bristol Go Green Initiative
We signed up to the Go Green Initiative which was set up to coincide with Bristol being European Green Capital. This means that we can create a working environment that has a reduced impact on the environment where possible.
You can read more about the Go Green Initiative here.
Investors in People
As recognised Investors in People, all staff are encouraged to participate in making a difference to the communities that we serve.
The Fraser committee arranges staff social events, from barbecues to fish and chips evenings. It’s a great way for staff across departments to get to know each other.