We have donated a total of £246,733.52 to our charity of the month partners for the financial year 2021/2022.
Our Giving Back Campaign allows us to give back so others can move forward. For the financial year 21/22, we have given back to 12 different charities by donating part 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.
We are so glad to support charities and the incredible work they do during such difficult times and extremely proud to be able to make donations each month that can make an impact and change lives.
For the first quarter, we have raised £7,860.08 for each of the charities, including Rainbow Trust, Mind and Fresh Visions.
April - Rainbow Trust
£7,860.08 will allow Rainbow Trust to pay for 302 hours of support to a family caring for a seriously ill child.
May - Mind
£7,860.08 can pay for 78 of Mind's Infoline or Legal Line advisors for a whole day. Thanks to this money, Mind can maintain its advisors, ready to answer calls for support and help.
June - Fresh Visions
£7,860.08 can fund projects for Fresh Visions to help adults who face extreme disadvantage as a result of poverty, domestic abuse, lack of education and social exclusion to gain control of their lives by developing the confidence, motivation and skills to achieve their potential and build brighter futures.
“Thank you so much – this is a fantastic amount and will definitely make a difference.” – Zoe Jackson, Head of Services
In the second quarter of 2021/2022, we raised £29,979.24 for our three monthly charity partners.
July - Samaritans
£9,993.08 can recruit and train Samaritans' volunteers who will answer around 12 calls for help on each shift they take ensuring there is always someone to listen when a person who’s struggling to cope finds the courage to call.
August - Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
£9,993.08 can pay for 999 genetic tests that will help Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity diagnose sick children to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential.
September - Guide Dogs
£9,993.08 this can provide 1249 leather training collars for a guide dog puppy-in-training as they learn basic walking skills. Guide Dogs' life-changing services make sure when someone loses their sight, they don't lose their freedom as well.
“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. This generous donation from Procurement Hub will go towards what it costs to train a guide dog before it starts its life-changing partnership. We want to say a huge thank you for your support!” - Lynne Whittaker - Community Fundraising Relationship Manager for Lancashire & Cumbria
In the third quarter of the year, we raised £11,555.05 to Cancer Research UK and Derian House as well as our corporate partner, BBC Children in Need with additional fundraising for their annual November appeal night.
October - Cancer Research UK
£11,555.05 covers the cost of 38 trial days to improve treatments for patients. For example, finding out if higher doses of radiotherapy can be used while minimizing side effects caused by damage to surrounding tissues.
November - BBC Children in Need
An incredible donation of £134,921.79 goes to our corporate charity partner, BBC Children in Need for the month of November and from further fundraising throughout the year. Each month part of our social value fund supports BBC Children in Need and the rest of the fund is donated to the charity of the month. This money can pay for 1 to 1 therapy for 1,349 children who have been sexually exploited, helping them express their feelings and rebuild their life.
December - Derian House Children's Hospice
£11,555.05 can pay their nurses who provide respite care to give families a much-needed break as well as bereavement counselling and support for parents, grandparents and siblings for as long as they need it.
For the final quarter of 2020-2021, we donated £35,142.15 to each of our charity partners our January, February and March.
January - Derian House Children's Hospice
£11,714.05 can help keep the hospice's services running. This includes a hydrotheraphy pool, sensory room, soft play, large inclusive playground suitable for wheelchair-users, and a sensory garden full of the sights, smells and textures of nature.
February - British Heart Foundation
£11,714.05 helps British Heart Foundation pay for around 450 hours of support from one of their specialist nurses.
March - Alzheimer's Society
£11,714.05 allows 1,171 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.
“Thanks to Procurement Hub’s generous donation, Alzheimer's Society can continue providing advice, information, and care to the increasing number of people affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.” – Grace Burke - Community Fundraiser