As one of the largest employers in Bournemouth, we’re dedicated to investing back into our local community as well as supporting charities, through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Over the last four years, we’ve donated more than £40,000 to our nominated charities which are chosen by our staff each year. From volunteering our time to holding various fundraising activities throughout the year, we're proud of the impact our efforts are making on both a local and national scale.
Our work within the community is very close to our hearts here at Health-on-Line which is why we have a charity panel made up of our staff dedicated to ensuring that various fundraising and volunteering activities take place throughout the year.
The aim of Health-on-Line and our Charity Panel is to raise money, both internally and externally, through creative fundraising ideas. We realise the benefit of not only supporting our chosen charities and community as a company, but also the value of charities that are important to our employees. That’s why we also have a fund available to support our employees fundraising efforts outside of work, such as Tough Mudder and Bournemouth Bay Run.
Our Chosen Charities in 2018
This year, our staff have pledged their support to two charities, focusing on those affected by both mental health and by terminal illness. With events like the Valentine’s Day raffle and the infamous Health-on-Line Charity Football Tournament; we’re hopeful that we will be able to support both of these charities very generously throughout 2018.
For over 70 years, Dorset Mind has provided support and guidance to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Although an affiliate of national Mind, the charity generates all of their own income and receives no direct funding from the national organisation or Mind shops. Their main objectives are to raise awareness and empower those affected as well as focus on improving services within general and specific communities. Dorset Mind is currently running two major campaigns. 'Dorset Mind Your Head' is a programme of youth services that will support young people's mental health in the county while 'Dorset Mind Works' aims to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace. More information about their work can be found on the Dorset Mind website.
Macmillan Caring Locally
Macmillan Caring Locally (formerly The Macmillan Cancer Trust) supports a palliative care unit at Christchurch Hospital in Dorset. The charity aims to support those who are suffering from cancer and other terminal diseases, as well as their families. In recent years, the trust has helped services which provide early diagnosis of cancers, enabling early treatment as well as recovery. They also provide funds for nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort. It now also operates The Grove Hotel in Bournemouth, specifically for cancer patients and carers, supporting a variety of services for cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Visit the Macmillan Caring Locally website to find out more about the support they provide.
If you would like to find out more information on our CSR programme please email: firstname.lastname@example.org