Welcome to our CSR-A Community and Philanthropy Partners page
Investors in the Community
Today it is widely accepted that organisations have a relationship with the communities in which they operate. This relationship should be based on community involvement to promote and contribute to community development. The common good is our collective good and helps to strengthen civil society.
This movement seeks to connect all of those in our society, organisations, and individuals, with charities, community groups and not for profit organisations.
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic skin conditions that cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.
Those born with EB have skin so fragile they are called 'butterfly children' – their skin is quite simply as fragile as the wing of a butterfly. Painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged – in some cases, internal linings and organs are also affected. Complications as a result of secondary infection and extensive scarring are factors that people living with EB often have to face.
Tragically, certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. We estimate that more than 5,000 people are living with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide.
EB may be inherited in either a dominant or recessive form. In dominant EB, one parent usually carries the gene and is affected by the condition themselves, while the birth of a child suffering from the recessive form is usually totally unexpected since both parents can carry the EB gene without displaying the condition themselves. In dominant EB, there is a 50% chance of passing the disorder to children: in recessive EB the chance is 25%.
EB can also arise through a new spontaneous mutation – neither parent carries EB but the gene mutates spontaneously in either the sperm or the egg before conception.
Buddy Bag Foundation
48,000 children require emergency accommodation in the UK each year. Children fleeing violent situations often have to leave home quickly without the chance to collect basic items. These children arrive in emergency accommodation with just the clothes they are wearing.
Buddy Bag Foundation restores a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time is one of the first steps to recovery. Buddy Bags are something a child can call their own, no matter where they go. Tailored across a wide age range from new born babies to teenagers, they contain all the essential items a child needs straight away, such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items, such as a book, and a teddy bear.
We also host Team Building Buddy Bag Brigades where we bring together a group of Volunteers to help pack 180 Buddy Bags which are delivered to children in Women’s Refuge.
Luke eventually retired from football in his late twenties and again descended into a deep depression. To escape this he turned to ultra endurance sports and found that this gave him direction and purpose. He has completed many staggering feats of athleticism and endurance documented on his website https://luketyburski.com/
Luke is well known for his challenges and has teamed with LEJOGLE for the Speak Up Tour in aid of The Mental health Foundation.
The LEJOGLE Speak Up Tour is creating a platform to create the conversations that are desperately needed, in order to address the state of the UK’s mental health. A month-long mental health conversation up and down the UK, following Luke as he takes on a never before attempted physical challenge, cycling and then running Land’s End to John o’ Groats back to back, in just 31 days.
The Hope Revolution CIC
Alpha Vesta CIC
Alpha Vesta deliver on their mission in a number of different ways:-
Alpha Vesta have trained over 2000 people across a variety of different workplaces and communities on both the complexity and impact of domestic abuse and how, through this work, we can reach people sooner before their lives often spiral into crisis.
The Clare Foundation
The Clare Foundation is a charity that brings together key stakeholders, partners, businesses and charitable organisations to facilitate and create positive change across society in Buckinghamshire.They work collaboratively with other local not-for-profits (supporting more than just charities but Local authorities, CICs, etc) to assist them to become more efficient and effective. This is achieved by providing multi-stakeholder project management, social investment loans, leadership development, business and strategy assistance and hold many events and workshops throughout the year. Through many of their projects and programmes their aim is to increase individuals’ self-esteem, well-being, confidence and general happiness.
The Getaway Foundation
The Getaway Foundation helps create positive childhood memories through family-based holidays for those who can’t afford it, whilst also providing relief from poverty in economic crises. We support families in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and on the Isle of Wight. Charity Number 1187336
Bucks New University
Bucks New University is a new breed of university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic. Young in outlook, but well established in the fields we specialise in, we offer high quality, professionally-driven university courses, in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation.
Being a responsible corporate citizen is important to us at Bucks New University.
In 2019, we became the first UK University to achieve a Gold award in a scheme which recognises sustainable and ethical organisations for their excellence in corporate social responsibility. The University’s activities were rigorously assessed across four areas: environment; philanthropy; community and workplace.