We have a long and proud history of supporting charities
Royds Withy King is committed to supporting the communities in which we, our clients and staff. work and live.
Each of our region’s nominates a local charity to support for two years. During the two-year period we strive to build strong relationships with our charities and raise as much as possible for them.
Staff are also permitted to take off two days a year to help a local charity or community organisation of their choice.
Our London Charity – Crisis
In 21st century Britain no one should have to face the traumatic experience of homelessness, yet an estimated 236,000 people are currently living some form of homelessness.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people: through 50 years of pioneering research and working side-by-side with thousands of homeless people, we know what it will take to make sure everybody in Britain has a place to call home.
Each year, Crisis supports over 10,000 people at 11 Skylight centres across England, Scotland and Wales. At each Skylight, they help members find and sustain housing and employment, gain new qualifications and rebuild their confidence and mental wellbeing.
In 2017-18, Crisis was able to support 784 members into work and help 832 members find stable and secure accommodation. 1,432 certificates and qualifications were awarded to members over the year, and over 4,100 guests attended our annual Christmas centres, receiving food, vital healthcare services, advice and companionship.
Our Bath Charity – Julian House
At its foundation, Julian House was set up to offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless.
Initially this was limited to offering food and shelter. Over time other projects and services have been developed which not only address the symptoms of homelessness, but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets.
These include targeted support for those experiencing mental health issues, addiction, criminal justice, the long term unemployed and those suffering from Domestic Abuse. Projects such as our social enterprises are targeted at preventing people becoming homeless by engaging them in meaningful activities, training and preparation for employment. Not just changing lives, often saving lives.
Cathy Adcock, Fundraising Manager is thrilled that Royds Withy King have chosen to support Julian House for the next two years;
“ The monies raised will have a huge impact on the work we do supporting excluded and marginalised individuals. From £100 providing a bed in a safe environment to £20,000 which would pay for the salary for one year for a professional outreach worker.”
Cathy Adcock, Fundraising Manager
Our Oxford charity – Emmaus
Emmaus helps homeless people in a different way. Emmaus offers them somewhere safe to live and as much support as they need to rebuild their lives. In return they ask the homeless ‘Companions’ they support to volunteer in our social enterprise store.
Through work they help homeless people to get a sense of purpose and routine. They offer employability training and help people to increase their skills and confidence. When they’re ready, Emmaus help Companions to find employment and their own place to live. Their social enterprise store in Cowley, Oxford takes donations of all sorts of household goods – with free collection for bigger items – and is a great place to shop for a bargain.
They put their latest volunteering opportunities on the website – so please do take a look and see how you could get involved.
“We’re absolutely over the moon about being chosen as one of your charity partners. It really means a lot to us as a small charity”.
Hannah Hutchings, Fundraiser at Emmaus
Our Bristol charity – Milestone Trust
We’re pleased to announce that we will be supporting Milestones Trust, based in Bristol. Milestones Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a 33-year-history of offering safe, person-centred support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.
The Trust was formed in 1986 following the closure of long stay hospitals to move people into local communities, and now runs services throughout Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
Milestones Trust supports more than 550 people in residential, nursing and supported living services and through community projects, respite services, day care and day opportunities groups.
We kick-started our partnership with a donation of £1,000 which was presented to the Warmley Wheelers to provide much-needed benches at their premises. The scheme gives everyone the chance to get into cycling and provides specially adapted bicycles to ride around a safe area in Warmley Forest Park near Bristol.
“The support and funding that Royds Withy King bring with this partnership will be hugely beneficial to the people we support in so many ways, and on behalf of them and all of us at the charity I would like to thank them for choosing us.”
John Hoskinson, Milestones Trust CEO
Our Swindon charity – Melanoma UK
Melanoma UK is a leading melanoma patient organisation, set up following the death of Jon Herron, a young man from Larne, Northern Ireland.
Our work is very patient focussed. We provide patient support to families who have been affected by a diagnosis of melanoma. The support Melanoma UK provides can vary from family to family, depending on their needs. It might simply mean a telephone call with a newly diagnosed patient to chat through concerns, but it could also be giving support to a family who have a relative who is approaching the end of life – it is very varied indeed. We are also actively involved in supporting research projects, having supporting many studies that are taking place throughout the UK.
What will the support of Royds Withy King mean to Melanoma UK? A lot. Melanoma UK does not receive any public funding and we rely on the generosity of others. Your support will enable us to continue to offer the support to families who are going through the devastation of this disease. We will make sure that we keep in close contact with you, share your successes and support all your activities. We will make this a positive relationship and work with you to get the best from our partnership.