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 – Centrepoint
It is Centrepoint’s mission to end youth homelessness in the UK. Last year alone, over 120,000 young people, aged 16-25, approached their local council because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Many have suffered violence, abuse, and neglect in their lives and have never been given the opportunity to thrive.
Centrepoint wants to change that. Their first objective has always been to provide a safe and secure place for vulnerable young people to call home, away from the dangers of rough sleeping and unsafe environments, and they provide bed spaces where young people can stay for up to 2 years.
But Centrepoint’s support extends far beyond providing a bed. Their in-house team of health professionals help young people take control of their well-being and break the cycle they find themselves in; providing much needed, specialist mental and physical health support. Then, once ready, young people are also encouraged to access Centrepoint’s education and employment programmes; helping them to plan their futures. They also provide a legal clinic for those in need, offering support in matters such as family law and immigration status. It is this long term and tailored model of support for each individual that makes Centrepoint unique.
In addition to supporting those in need of support now, Centrepoint also works hard to prevent more young people becoming homeless in the future. Their helpline offers expert advice, whilst their Policy team work to campaign for long term change.
Our Bath Charity – Trauma Breakthrough
Trauma and abuse has been experienced by 1 in every 5 adults in the UK. Trauma Breakthrough are a Bath-based charity, operating across the south-west of England, who provide mental health services and support for adult survivors of abuse and trauma – anything from childhood abuse or neglect, sexual assault, domestic violent, a serious accident, a sudden bereavement or being involved in a natural disaster. Trauma Breakthrough offer help in the form of counselling and psychotherapy.
Giles Lascelle, Chief Executive and Clinical Director at Trauma Breakthrough, says: “We are so excited about becoming new charity partners with Royds Withy King. Their If you would like any more information about Trauma Breakthrough, how you can get involved with the Charities Committee a firm that is committed to raising awareness and helping those who are struggling with trauma-related mental health issues.”
“ I’m really looking forward to the next 2 years supporting this small, but incredibly important charity. They have not long moved to the support centre which gives their users a safe space to relax, attend therapy and participate in group sessions. Their big dream is to buy a respite house for trauma survivors – a facility that is not currently available in our area. It would be great if we can help them achieve that through our fundraising efforts over 2021-23!”
Sophie Webb, Charity Committee rep
Our Oxford Charity – Sobell House
Sobell House is a hospice based on the Churchill Hospital site and is part of the Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It is jointly funded by the NHS and Sobell House Hospice Charity.
Sobell House offer specialised palliative care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement in Oxfordshire. This encompasses physical, psychological, social and spiritual care and includes supporting their families and those close to them. The hospice cares for around 3,000 patients and their families every year.
“It is our mission to enrich the lives of our patients and those who love and care for them. We aim to make sure that excellent palliative and end of life care is available to everybody in our community who needs it. Having the support of you all at RWK is such a boost to what I am doing here at Sobell.”
Tim Wraith, Corporate and Community Partnership Manager at Sobell House
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 – Swindon Food Collective
Swindon Food Collective are an independent charity that aims to help people in Swindon, or the surrounding area who are suffering from financial hardship and finding it difficult to provide food for themselves, their family or dependants.
They receive donations of non-perishable, tinned or dried food and toiletries from churches, schools, local companies, community groups, supermarkets and individuals.
From these donations, food boxes are prepared for individuals, couples and families. Swindon Food Collective have 7 distribution centres around Swindon and surrounding areas where food can be collected.
“We are thrilled to have Royds Withy King supporting us, it’s always very flattering when people have thought about us and chosen to support!”
Helen Gerrish, Trustee