Fundraising and philanthropy are central to our ethos at Reed Talent Solutions.
Our charitable work is well known with the Reed Foundation, a registered UK charity, having given away £9.5m to a variety of causes since it was founded in 1972.
That work is complimented by the Big Give – the UK’s biggest match funding platform, which provides a search engine for charities and secures a way for individuals to give back easily online. Since 2008, it has raised more than £233 million for charity.
As well as our national and international support for charities, we are also active at a local level.
Once a month, in our flagship Northampton head office, we host events for a named charity of the month. By doing this we’ve raised over £1,200 for a variety of local and national charities throughout 2022.
One recent event in aid of Breast Cancer Support saw everyone wear pink for the day and compete in a variety of games. It helped raise £400 for the charity. Previously, we have supported the likes of Macmillan Cancer Support, Northampton Hope Centre, and Northampton-based homelessness charity 100 Ladels.
Reed Talent Solutions’ Development and Engagement Lead, Amy Teahan, said: “Giving back is fundamental to our ethos and supporting a combination of local and national charities is one of the highlights of our month.”
We also partnered with Nottinghamshire County Council to sponsor the Chairman’s Christmas Raffle 2022. The cause was The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain – Nottingham Branch, which is based at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Sherwood, Nottingham.
The association, which is run entirely by volunteers, has been the main coordination and information hub for Ukrainians fleeing the war and arriving in the town. A wide range of support is provided there daily, including welcome clubs, specialist drop-in sessions, mental health workshops and employability training.
Another successful, ongoing project sees us work alongside the Weston Park Cancer Charity. This is an annual scheme, which involves us collecting selection boxes to distribute to patients and NHS staff at the charity. The charity’s Chief Executive Officer, Emma Clarke, said: “Choccies at Christmas cheer up lots of patients, hard-working NHS staff and amazing volunteers.
“Everyone who donates will be putting a smile on someone’s face for the festive season.”
Another example of our charitable work at a local level comes with the Hosted Reed Pet Pageant.
This was created during the coronavirus pandemic to help raise funds for the Weston Park Cancer Charity and raised more than £2,300.