At Champions (UK) plc, we are fiercely committed to reinvesting back in the local community and providing a better life for those in need – we take corporate social responsibility very seriously and actively raise funds for a vast array of charities.
The main charity that we work with is Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The purpose-built children’s hospice, based in Loughborough, opened its doors in 1994, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of the children and young people from across the East Midlands who come to the hospice with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Rainbows have given children care and happiness time and time again, and are the only children’s hospice that specifically helps to relieve symptoms, improve life quality and support families during times of bereavement whilst caring for their young ones until the very end.
Since Champions’ establishment in 2003, we have strived to raise as much money as they can for these incredibly brave young boys and girls, and to this day we have contributed close to a million pounds for Rainbows.
Raising £300,000 in 2014 alone, Champions are proud to support Rainbows in every manner possible, with several of our speakers also acting as patrons for the charity, allowing them to utilise our roster of personalities at charitable fundraising events.
In addition we support many other organisations and have raised more than £600,000 for the likes of Giving Africa, LOROS, Great Ormond Street, Brainwave, Cure Leukaemia, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, PCA Benevolent Fund and Lord’s Taverners.
At a more local level, Champions have also donated new equipment to the Costock Primary School, as well as regularly offering work experience placements and apprenticeships to young people.
Charity and goodwill are such simple things to do, yet they can change lives and make the world a better place. We at Champions simply want to do our bit and hope that we can set an example for others to follow, both within our walls and in the public eye.