At Procurement Hub charitable causes are very close to our heart. We are entering our second year of being a Corporate Partner of BBC Children in Need which we are really proud of.
For the past 2 years we have allowed our members to use the social value fund to support those charities closest to them and closest to us. By giving back 10% of the surplus from our solutions, a social value contribution is donated to different charities each month. Part of the fund will go towards supporting BBC Children in Need through our corporate partnership and the rest of the available fund is donated to a selected charity of the month.
This is now our third year of working alongside the selected charities along with our members and supply chain, we aim to make a significant contribution every year.
April - The Oxygen Works
Provides oxygen therapy and support to people living in the Scottish Highlands and Islands with a wide range of health conditions to improve their health and wellbeing. Their range of therapies and services ensure that those who access support are seen for the individual they are and not the illness they present with. This support comes after a challenging year where the charity was hit with a devastating flood which closed their centre for over 9 months.
May - Samaritans
Samaritans make sure to be there for anyone who needs someone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans have over 20,000 volunteers and 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland who provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for people to talk through whatever is troubling them.
Samaritans is a critical service, needed now more than ever when such times of uncertainty can be very unsettling for some. Every 10 seconds someone contacts Samaritans who is desperately struggling to cope.
June - Rainbow Trust
Enables families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of time together. They provide expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it, for as long as they need it.
July - Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs' ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Today, Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to their dedicated staff, volunteers and the public's vital donations, they have now helped over 36,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.
August - Derian House
Derian House provides respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West. Their ethos is to make sure that every child and young person who comes to Derian is able to make the very most of the time they have.
September - Lucy Air Ambulance for Children
A national charity that ensures babies and critically ill children can access specialist treatment and care, wherever they are in the UK. Often the only way these children can access this care is to travel between hospitals by aeroplane and they are the only air ambulance charity that provides this unique service. Their transfers provide lifechanging outcomes for the children we fly and their families. The NHS has no budget for air transfers and so relies on Lucy AAC to provide the essential service at no cost.
October - Cancer Research UK
Fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner as well as providing cancer information to the public. Their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. With no government funding for their research, it’s only thanks to people's generosity that they've helped double cancer survival rates in just 40 years.
November - BBC Children in Need
From coast to coast, in towns and cities right across the UK, BBC Children in Need is out there making a difference. The amazing projects we support help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all over the country.
December - Social Bite
Social Bite is a social business on a mission to end homelessness. They are a major employer of people experiencing homelessness and extreme barriers to employment, as well as the largest provider of free freshly made free food in the UK to those in need.
January - GOSHC
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, 619 children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity supports the hospital and its patients by funding four key areas. These include rebuilding and refurbishment, support for families, research and life-saving medical equipment.
February - British Heart Foundation
The BHF funds research into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. This research helps prevent these conditions from developing to help those with existing conditions have better, longer lives. Their vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases, so we can beat heartbreak forever.
March - Fresh Visions
Working in the community and domestic violence refuges across Kent, Thrive Counselling provides emotional support to men, women and children fleeing abusive homes.
Highly trained professional counsellors assist in the recovery of traumatic domestic events to build self-esteem and enable a fresh start for those affected. Our counselling is based on the premise that the people who use our services are the experts on their own lives and experiences.