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Our Giving Back Campaign allows us to give back so others can move forward. For the financial year 20/21, we have been giving back to 12 different charities by donating half of our social value fund each month to our chosen charity of the month. The remainder goes to our corporate charity partner BBC Children in Need 

During the uncertain times over the past year, charitable donations have been vital. At the beginning of the pandemic, Karl Wilding, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) said the charitable sector could expect to see losses during the crisis in the region of £4 billion; a figure based on survey data and analysis of charity's accounts. 

We are so glad to support charities and the incredible work they do during such difficult times and extremely proud to announce that we've donated a total of £124,703.89 to charity across the financial year 2020/2021.

For the first quarter, we raised £1,286.12 for each of the charity which includes Alzheimer’s Society, Samaritans and St John Ambulance. 

April - Alzheimer's Society

£1,286.12 allows 128 calls from one of Alzheimer’s Society's trained dementia advisors, offering guidance and support to a carer or person with dementia when they need it most. 

May - Samaritans

£1,286.12 could help Samaritans keep their helpline open for 385 minutes for someone in need of help and struggling to cope. 

Samaritans services are available day and night, 365 days a year for anyone struggling to cope thanks to the generous support of our donors. The wonderful donation from Procurement Hub means we can answer over 250 more calls for help that could each save a life.” 

June - St John Ambulance

£1,286.12 could pay for 10 St John Ambulance first aid trainers to teach first aid to school children. 

For the second quarter of the year, we raised £3,666.66 for each of our charity of the month partners, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, Guide Dogs and British heart foundation.

July - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

£3,666.66 supports Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity pay for 366 genetic tests that will help diagnose sick children. In addition to this, we also donated a Nintendo Switch and games to the play team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for their console library.

We are very grateful for the incredible support Procurement Hub has given to GOSH Charity. Your donation will support seriously ill children from across the UK by funding life-saving treatments, helping to fund the world’s top researchers achieve medical breakthroughs and helping provide a kinder hospital environment, created with the children and their families in mind. 

On behalf of the young patients, their families and staff at the hospital and charity, thank you.” - Chris Carter, Head of Partnership Development at GOSH Charity 

August - Guide Dogs

£3,666.66 helps Guide Dogs pay for 26 Starter Kits for a new guide dog owner containing everything they need to start a life with their new guide dog.

September - British Heart Foundation

£3,666.66 helps British Heart Foundation pay for around 141 hours of support from one of their specialist nurses.

In the third quarter of the year, we raised £4,897.86 for each of our monthly charity partners, Mind and Cancer Research UK as well as our corporate partner, BBC Children in Need with additional fundraising for their annual November appeal night.

October - Mind

£4,897.86 can cover the cost of an advisor at Mind for 48 days allowing them to answer calls for support and help those in need feel less alone.

November - BBC Children in Need

An incredible donation of £77,300.88 was given to our corporate charitable partner, BBC Children in Need for the month of November and from further fundraising throughout the year. This pays for one to one therapy for 773 children who have been sexually exploited, helping them express their feelings and rebuild their life.

December - Cancer Research UK

£4,897.86 for Cancer Research UK can help thousands of people through a very difficult time by giving them someone to talk to by covering the cost of running their online chat forum for 48 days.

For the final quarter of 2020-2021, we donated £5,950.37 to each of our charity partners our January, February and March.

January - Family Fund

£5,950.37 for Family Fund, provides 595 sets of clean bedding or clothes to a child with incontinence.

February - Family Action

£5,950.37 for Family Actionfunds a support session for 238 mums with postnatal depression.

March - Derian House

£5,950.37 for Derian Houseallows 23 families to spend a day making memories so they are able to make the very most of the time they have with their child whose life is too short.

Any surplus we make from fees is reinvested back into social housing, social value and charitable projects. You can find out more about how we give back here and our fee transparency campaign here.

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