At HBP Systems, we consider the charity and fundraising work we do as a serious responsibility. Our people decide upon the chosen charities for the year, which means the organisations we fundraise for our always close to our hearts so we’re dedicated to raising as much as possible.
The Social and Charity Committee
The Social and Charity Committee at HBP is internally managed by employees and runs independently from the company management, but everyone is welcome to join. The committee is responsible for planning all of our fundraising and social events throughout the year, so they’re kept very busy.
Our first major fundraising event this year was a 48-Hour charity Gameathon organised by our Operations Director, Tony Pearson. The target was to raise £500 towards the £3000 target for the whole year. Whether it was gaming for two days or raising awareness, the entire company got involved in this event. We are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted that this event raised a total of £2,738.76, which is 91% of the entire year’s target.
At our annual customer Golf Day in May we reaised £1300.
In August, we completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – the most intense physical and mental endurance that many of our team have ever experienced. 29 miles in under 13-hours, in non-stop torrential rain, hail and relentless 30mph winds, which their experienced guides described as the worst conditions they have ever seen anyone attempt the Three Peaks. They battled on and raised a fantastic £3770 for our chosen charities.
We sincerely thank everyone for their support and incredibly generous donations.
“We wanted to empower our employees to make a difference in the communities in which we operate, and we thought there was no better way than to let them control our charity giving!”
“Sands is extremely grateful to all the employees at HBP Systems Ltd who have been fundraising for Sands. Their fantastic efforts will ensure we can continue to fund our important work and support anyone affected by the death of a baby”.
– Kerry Sloanne, Community Fundraising Officer – Sands UK
“We would like to thank all the staff members at HBP Systems for your amazing support throughout 2017. Your efforts will help to ensure that we can continue to be at the forefront of end of life care for the next 25 years and beyond”.
– Jethro Shearring, Fundraising Coordinator – Dove House Hospice