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The Health-on-Line CSR Programme

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 our Charity Panel at Health-on-Line is to raise money, both internally and externally, through creative fundraising ideas. We realise the value of not only supporting our chosen charities and community as a company, but also the importance that charities are to our employees. That’s why we also have a fund available to support our employees own fundraising efforts outside of work, such as Tough Mudder and Bournemouth Bay Run.

Our Chosen Charities in 2019

This year our staff have chosen to pledge their support to both Dorset Children’s Foundation and, for the second year running, Dorset Mind. 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 2019 and beat last year’s target.

Dorset Mind

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.

Read our Q&A with the charity's Income Generation and Marketing Manager. 

Dorset Children's Foundation

The Dorset Children’s Foundation was set up in 2013 to support local sick and disabled children by funding medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by the NHS. They not only raise vital funds but offer a support network to families, connecting parents in similar situations.

The charity seeks to improve the quality of life for children so that they can gain better movement, overcome isolation, improve their self-esteem and play a larger part in the society around them, be that family or school.

If you would like to find out more information on our CSR programme please email: charities@health-on-line.co.uk 

7th May

Coffee Morning

We're encouraging staff to put their baking skills to the test for our coffee morning and cake sale, with all proceeds going towards our two chosen charities.

September

Scavenger Hunt

We're challenging our staff with a scavenger hunt across Bournemouth.

10th October

Quiz Night

For Mental Health Day we're hosting a quiz night for our staff, with all money raised going towards Dorset Mind and Dorset Children's Foundation.