At HBP Systems, we consider the charity and fundraising work we do to be an important responsibility for the business and our employees. The Charity Committee at HBP Group decide on our 2 charities to support each year from nominations put forward by the staff, which means the ones we choose to support and raise money for are always close to our hearts so we’re dedicated to raising as much as possible.
We are pleased to announce that 2020’s chosen charities are Bliss and Wishh (Working Independently to Support Hull Hospitals)
These two remarkable organisations have helped many of us within the HBP Family and we’re proud to be supporting them this year.
Bliss exists to give every baby born prematurely or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life. They support over 200 hospitals in the UK, providing emotional, financial and practical support to parents whose child may be in a neonatal unit in their first days, weeks, months of their lives.
They also put their funds into campaigning for change and also life-changing research programmes.
Wishh (Working Independently to support Hull Hospitals) is an independent charity raising money locally to make hospitals a better place and to create a real difference to patients, their families and visitors.
Their ambition is to enhance facilities, equipment and services at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital over and above what the NHS can achieve alone.
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
(House Charity 2019)
“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”.