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Our Community

Both proud and respectful of our longstanding role in the local community, we are committed to giving back through fundraising, volunteering and other means.

Every two years, colleagues select a pair of local charities to "adopt" and support through fundraising and donations.

In July 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we were delighted to have chosen two local charities supporting the NHS in our region, Babies in Buscot Support (BIBS) and The Royal Berks Charity.

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Charities we have supported

Over time, we are proud to have supported and donated funds to local and national causes including those highlighted below. 

For over 15 years, we have also supported Cancer Research UK, through the charity’s free will scheme. We are proud to have helped raise nearly £1.5 million and to have received a Gold Award for fundraising from the charity in 2019.

  • Age UK Berkshire
  • Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Barnardo's
  • Beating Blood Cancer
  • Berkshire Community Foundation
  • Berkshire High Sheriff’s Fund
  • Berkshire Vision
  • Babies in Buscot Support (BIBS)
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • Camp Mohawk
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Communicare
  • Daisy's Dream
  • Dingley's Promise
  • Duchess of Kent House Hospice
  • Epilepsy Society
  • Flag DV
  • Friends of Reading Museum
  • Genetic Disorders UK
  • Headway Thames Valley
  • Helen & Douglas House
  • Jeans for Genes
  • Launchpad
  • League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Research
  • Macmillan
  • MS Society
  • Naomi House and Jacksplace
  • Parents And Children Together (PACT)
  • ReadiFood
  • Reading Dementia Action Alliance
  • Reading Rotary
  • Reading Samaritans
  • Royal Berks Charity
  • Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT)
  • Smart Works Reading
  • Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases
  • Sport in Mind
  • Sue Ryder
  • Thames Valley Adventure Playground Thames Valley Air Ambulance
  • YMCA Reading
  • Young Enterprise Berkshire
  • Younger People With Dementia (YPWD)

Local fundraising events 

Whilst our adopted charities remain our primary focus, we also continue to support other local causes and events throughout the year where possible, typically including the Reading Pancake Race (in aid of Launchpad Reading), the Reading Santa Run (in aid of Reading Rotary) and the Reading Legal Walk (in aid of free legal advice agencies). 

Volunteering

We also give our time as trustees and governors, in support of university and school careers fairs, and through volunteering.

Colleagues are given a day each every year, which they can dedicate to volunteering in support of a local charity.

Most recently, this has included over 30 staff spending a day at Readifood's warehouse in Reading, sorting and delivering food bank items to families in our area. 

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“We were delighted to be nominated as one of the firm’s supported charities, and are incredibly grateful for the support. These essential funds will help us achieve our goals to enhance care and improve lives for patients and staff at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.”

“BIBS is delighted to have been chosen for this two year partnership. As a small charity, founded over 30 years ago, this will enable us to continue making a big local impact in our mission to save tiny lives.”