Charity of the Year
Our Charity of the Year for 2017 is Children's Hospice South West. We are delighted to be raising money for Children's Hospice South West, who provide hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West.
They offer wide ranging care such as respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care.
They operate three hospices. Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in mid Cornwall.
Simon East, Heidi Bateman, Victoria Brown, Mandy Robertson and Sue Richardson 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.
We've got big plans this year, with Dragon Boat racing booked in for September, a team of runners for the Bristol 10km and a static bike challenge later in the year.
We'll also be doing our usual fundraising activities such as bake sales and monthly dress down days.
We host an annual charity quiz in January which is always popular, organise a Wimbledon sweepstake and a petanque league.
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.