corporate social responsibility
charity of the year
Every year at Join the Dots, we select a charity to support, whose values and culture complement our own. We change our focus each year so that we can help as many people in need as possible, and so that we can react to the changing world around us. Over the years, we have supported numerous charities including Mind, Dr Kershaws, Macmillan and Cancer Research. Last year we raised over £7000 for The Mustard Tree, a charity committed to providing life support for the homeless and marginalised.
This year we are supporting JDRF, a charity that funds research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. They provide information for children, adults and parents living with the condition, at all stages from diagnosis and beyond. They give a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and campaign for increased focus on, and funding for, research to find the cure. Our Charity Co-ordinator, Bri, will lead us in our fundraising activities for JDRF this year.
We offer everyone who works for us the chance to take a day out of the business each year to volunteer for a chosen charity. This can be a personal endeavour, or can be a group effort to support a local charity. As our video ‘Giving Back’ shows, we’ve recently spent time with the Mustard Tree, Dr Kershaws and MacMillan doing things like packing food parcels, sorting clothes and gardening. We’ve learnt a lot from these days out and are happy that we can support these amazing organisations.
Many of our team actively raise money for their personal charities, including Sands, Alzheimers, and St Ann’s Hospice, often by taking part in fitness events like the Manchester 10k and local half marathons.