We carefully review suggestions from staff, and research charities that we believe a contribution would make a significant contribution to people’s lives.
We select charities from a number of different areas and often these charities have touched the lives of our staff or friends.
Army Air Corps Pre-School
SB Joinery raised £335 for the Army Air Corps Pre-School, a military, charity funded, preschool for service personnel and their families based at Middle Wallop.
Our donation helped with their dream of providing a sensory garden and various interactive areas to enable the children to grow and enjoy their surroundings whilst learning through play.
Pleased to support a local charity who are striving hard to improve their children’s education.
British Heart Foundation
SB joinery took part in the British Heart Foundation Red Day, where we all wore red and donated £2 to help fight heart disease!! In total we raised £260!
Thanks to all our team who wore red to show support.
We raised a massive £400 through Purple Day in March, and through the dedication of some staff who took part in a charity weight loss programme. We feel proud to have helped in some small way, improve the lives of those affected by Epilepsy.
Supporting Help for Heroes
SB Joinery have just raised £1327.87 for Help for Heroes with staff taking part in Tough Mudder, a Raffle and a sweet competition to raise such a fantastic amount. We really enjoy raising money for such worthwhile causes and continue to support charities throughout the UK and our local area.
A massive thank you to the team here at SB Joinery for showing your support for Help for Heroes!
Help for Heroes
Seven of SBJoinery's employee's have just completed the Tough Mudder Challenge for Help for Heroes, overcoming 10 - 12 miles of 20+ World Class Obstacles, 500,000 litres of Grade-A Mud and 40 tons of ice to successfully complete the course. This event continues to show SB Joinery's commitment to supporting charities in 2016.
Hampshire Air Ambulance
On the 24th of June, SBJoinery took part in a charity balloon race for Hampshire Air Ambulance. In total we raised £600.00, which was loyally supported by our staff. Darrell Brown, Director said ‘It was a pleasure to support such an important charity, with some of our own employees having benefitted within their families. We would like to thank our employees, who dutifully supported this fundraiser, and made sure the event was a resounding success. With the company employing some 80 staff, we felt it was important to give something back to the community, as well as increasing our commitment to support local charities.’
SB Joinery have just donated £365.90 to Winchester Nightshelter following staff fundraising and a raffle. Winchester Churches Nightshelter is an excellent charity that is open 365 days a year offering an essential lifeline and first port of call for those in crisis. It has provided a vital lifeline to the homeless since 1988 and remains the only Nightshelter offering direct access emergency accommodation in Hampshire.
Four of SB Joinery’s employees, Justin Henderson, Luke Tournier, Dean Smith and Joe Smith are running the New Forest Half Marathon on the 13th September 2015 supporting the charity 'Turning Point'. Turning Point is a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.
In June 2015, we were busy collecting food and raising money for the Andover Foodbank. Over 80 kilos of food was collected and £200 was raised following a charity lunch for the Foodbank. Director, Darrell Brown commented, ‘This is an excellent charity with so many selfless volunteers working so hard for people in need, often for people put into situations outside of control of themselves. We now employ over 60 staff and we recognize the importance of putting something back into the community and supporting local charities such as the Andover Foodbank. We would also like to thank all our staff at SB Joinery who contributed to this charity by way of food donations.
SB Joinery has contiually supported 'The Grace Trust' over the past number of years. This charity supports children’s education where taught under a Christian ethos, relief of poverty, helping the preaching of the Gospel throughout the world, aiding the ill, elderly and infirm and giving financial support to those providing vital aid at the scenes of natural disasters.
SB Joinery were pleased to contribute a timber wall plaque for a new wheelchair path taking disabled residents of Enham Alamein into Andover Town Centre. The Enham Trust is a leading disability charity supporting both disabled and disadvantaged people in every aspect of their lives. This charity helps disabled clients to successfully transition from fully supported care to a life of choice, control and independence.
SB Joinery made a significant donation to the 'Rapid Relief Team' in June 2015. The Rapid Relief Team is a volunteer, not-for-profiT organisation, and set up to support local communities in times of need; We do this by serving food and drinks to emergency services personnel, helping out at homeless missions and support work for other charities. The core service of RRT is to provide quality catering and refreshments efficiently. This benevolent relief is offered to persons in need with compassion and care by our teams of willing volunteers. Our volunteers are dedicated to providing compassionate, friendly and effective help.
GETTING BETH BETTER
SB Joinery employees have been supporting one its employees Andy Foster whose niece has been suffering from an extremely acute rear inner ear condition. Andy Foster committed himself to carry out a 30 mile sponsored walk to raise money for her. Beth has been suffering from an extremely rare inner ear condition for the past two years. Now she spends most of her time in bed - unable to lead a normal life.