Corporate Social Responsibility
Charity of the Year
Our Charity of the Year for 2018 is OTR Bristol.
This local charity is a mental health social movement by and for young people across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It provides mental health support and info to young people aged 11-25 across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
OTR’s services are free, confidential, self-referral and provide a variety of support projects to combat mental and emotional health needs such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, abuse, eating disorders, family breakdown and substance abuse.
OTR works in schools, colleges and youth clubs to promote good mental health and provide tips and tricks to look after young people's wellbeing. One of OTR's projects is The Resilience Lab, a stress-busting group workshop which shares guidance on how to deal with life's ups and downs. OTR also provides specialist support for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ and young people experiencing bullying, self-harm or wanting to campaign against mental health stigma.
Simon East, Heidi Bateman, Charlotte Haskins, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Katie Lane 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 - three of our team have completed a 15,000ft sky dive and we've also done Tough Mudder. Someone ran the London Marathon and we've been doing all our usual fundraising activities such as bake sales, sweepstakes and monthly dress down days.
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 chip evenings. It’s a great way for staff across departments to get to know each other.