Community & Charity work
Whilst our day-to-day work helps our clients prepare for the future, we also help charities build a better future for those in our community and beyond. The main charities we support provide encouragement, inspiration and education for young members of society. To find out how we help – and to make your own donation – click on the links below.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is among the top three centres in the world for the treatment of many complex orthopaedic conditions, including acute spinal injuries, bone cancer, and congenital limb deformities. As a national and international centre of excellence, it treats over 150,000 patients annually, from all over the world. More than 30% of the hospital’s work is for children, who undergo surgical procedures ranging from spinal correction to the lifesaving removal of cancerous tumours.
The RNOH Charity is a partner in the way the RNOH delivers care. Since its inception in 1997, it has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded numerous essential projects around the hospital, including: the expansion of the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre; the construction of a new Private Patient Ward; the enhancement of every single bed space in the hospital’s new ward block; and a number of pioneering research projects.
To find out more, visit http://www.rnohcharity.org/
SAUK - Scoliosis Association
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, in which the spinal column can also twist, pulling the ribcage out of position. Although many people have not heard of the condition it is surprisingly common, with three to four children per 1000 needing specialist supervision. Scoliosis is not a disease. It just means that in an otherwise healthy person the spine is curved or twisted.
Ailie Harrison and Stephanie Clark formed the Scoliosis Self-Help Group, the forerunner of the Scoliosis Association (UK), in 1981 to help people with scoliosis and their families. The group started out in a small way with about 200 members, all of whom were past or present patients of Dr Phillip Zorab at the Brompton Hospital, London. Dr Zorab was an eminent chest physician with an interest in scoliosis, and as his work grew a need for support for scoliosis patients was identified and the charity set up. SAUK remains the only national support group for children and adults with scoliosis in the UK.
To find out more, visit http://www.sauk.org.uk/
Essex Boys and Girls Clubs
Set up in 1939, Essex Boys and Girls Clubs is a registered UK charity working in Essex, Thurrock, Southend and East London. We work with independent youth groups and grassroots sports clubs by supporting their amazing Volunteers and Young Leaders to develop their own clubs to run sustainably.
We provide an extensive program of activities and events to create opportunities for young people aged 11-19 to build their character, develop their skills and build their own bright future.
To find out more, visit http://www.essexboysandgirlsclubs.org/