Our focus here is on making a positive impact on the community, which includes charitable support.
Every year our staff choose a charity which they would like to support for the year ahead and regular fundraising events are arranged by our Fundraising Committee. Events have included coffee mornings and book sales, raffles and ‘Big lunches’ and taking part in sporting events. Last year, despite very challenging circumstances, we managed to raise a record breaking £6,186.60 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which is testament to the generosity and team spirit of our staff. One of the fundraising highlights was a team of 12 staff taking part in a virtual marathon which raised over £1,300 alone!
This year we are excited to be supporting The Alzheimer’s Society and we have a team entering the Belfast marathon relay race later on this year. Along with staff fundraising, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy the organisation matches funds raised up to a maximum of £2,000.
The Annual Barnardo’s Christmas Gift Appeal
Every year the staff from Co-Ownership donate presents to the Barnardos Gift Appeal, Michelle from Barnardos says, ” Christmas is a very emotional time for a lot of us particularly for those who are coping with the sudden death of a loved one. By giving your gifts you have supported families who otherwise would’ve had little”.