Charitable Fund 2023
In 2013 we established a charitable fund as part of our employee ownership model. Our ethos is for company profits to be split between inward investment, employee reward and charitable purposes. As many of us continue to tackle rising energy costs and face hardship in these uncertain times we have as a collective agreed unanimously that monies from our charitable fund should be donated to two charities working on the frontline to support vulnerable communities locally.
If you are able, please consider supporting the work that they do.
The Simon Community Scotland are one of the closest neighbours to our Glasgow office. They offer frontline services to the homeless community in Glasgow. The Winter period is always a challenging time, but this year is likely to be a record for deaths on the street, as their vulnerable clients are facing a perfect storm of rising energy prices, cold weather and huge inflation on basic food items. The organisation is seeing an increasing number of people to support with numbers up by 33% to 8,000 people. This is a situation that their CEO Lorraine McGrath has called “a crisis, … an emergency, on an overwhelmingly different scale to any I have experienced throughout my career in the social care sector.” Lorraine has welcomed Page\Park’s charitable donation of £2,000 towards their Winter Crisis Appeal that seeks to provide increased support, food and shelter to meet this demand.
Calum’s Cabins supports families of children and young people facing cancer.
They have two strands to their work.
The charity offers respite holiday accommodation to enable families to enjoy quality time away in a different setting. One of these holiday homes is our own Quien West project on the Isle of Bute for Mount Stuart Trust which has enabled families to enjoy precious time together through times of immense challenge.
They also provide accommodation close to cancer treating centres in Glasgow for those who live in outlying rural and island communities. This accommodation is often a lifeline for families who must pivot their lives around quickly and often find themselves facing months of relocation. Having a base and somewhere to deal with the day to day is immensely useful and grounding.
Nominated by a colleague who has friends being supported by this charity, we are delighted to reinforce the work of Calum’s Cabins through our donation of £2000.
Find out more about Calums Cabins