Compare The Policies In The Community
At Compare The Policies we aim to “give something back” and never forget our local community organisations and charitable causes, always setting money aside to help and support both local and national charities accomplish their goals, helping the lives of all manner of people less fortunate; particularly children and families.
We have plans for a number of fundraising events run by our staff during 2017 and have nominated to give our support and pledge regular donations to the following charities:
Businesses that develop true Corporate Social Responsibility programmes really make a difference in communities, but ones that connect with other organisations, devoting time, energy and funds to established charities adds to their sustainability. I'm proud to work alongside Adrian and his team to recommend and direct our business's effectiveness together.
Mike Robinson - Fundraising Volunteer
5th October 2018 – British Red Cross ‘Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal’
Compare The Policies and its staff have donated substantially to support families in Indonesia, who have lost everything.
A deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The devastation is shocking. The Red Cross has been amongst the first to reach some of the most remote areas and are finding devastation and tragedy everywhere. Petobo village was completely destroyed. Entire families have lost everything. Many have lost their lives.
But the local Red Cross staff and volunteers are there right now, racing to save lives. They are supporting search and rescue efforts and delivering lifesaving water, food and medical care. As the true extent of this disaster is uncovered in the coming weeks and months, The Red Cross will continue be there to help survivors rebuild their lives.
Please, act now and give what you can today to help people in desperate need. Click here to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/comparethepolicies
Martin House cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses, aiming to make every day count and provide support to their families. This support can take place in the Martin House purpose-built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby, or in the family home. Martin House care for more than 400 children and young people, and over 150 bereaved families, from across West, North and East Yorkshire every year.
Support Dogs is a national charity (Mainland UK) dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for children and adults affected by autism, epilepsy or physical disability. Support Dogs UK provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this. They provide help with everyday tasks for people with physical disabilities, give advance warning of seizures for people with epilepsy and provide safety and support for children with autism and their families.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They are a source of support, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Macmillan are also a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together for better cancer care.
Fuel for School is an exciting initiative created by The Real Junk Food Project. The programme has three key objectives: 1. Remove hunger as a barrier to learning, 2. Highlight the importance of nutrition and the associated benefits linked to learning 3. Highlight the vast amounts of wasted (yet perfectly edible) food across local and wider communities.
To further raise awareness of wasted food and the importance of healthy breakfast, Fuel for School offered to feed every primary aged child in Leeds. 10,000 children were eventually signed up to this event from schools in Leeds, Bradford, Sunderland and Doncaster. There are now plans to expand Fuel for School to as many schools as possible in the UK.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. They fly seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a vast landscape that not only includes major cities and motor ways, but also rural and isolated locations. The generosity they receive is the life blood of the charity and without this, they would not be able to provide the service that they are so proud of.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice cares for families who have a child with a life shortening condition. They support these families in many different ways to make their lives just a little bit easier. This could be by giving them a break as they take the role of carer both in the hospice and in their home, or by providing hydrotherapy or music therapy. They do everything they can to create special moments for those families that they care for, precious time that families can spend together and moments they will remember forever. The charity is currently caring for over 150 children and families across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Every day more families go to them for help.