Corporate Social Responsibility
As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility we like to spend time raising money for good causes. You can read more about these in our Media Centre.
We hold quarterly charity events at the office and our employee-driven charitable activities outside of work keep us busy. So much so that employee contributions to various charities were £22,854* since 2013 (as of June 2019).
Employees were responsible for raising £3,035 last year for charity including donations from outside the business. In 2018 we held our most successful internal charity day, a Summer Fete with a Mexican twist, hosted by the General Healthcare and Business Support teams for the Rowan’s Hospice raising an impressive £1262!
Highlights from 2018 include the first ever Compass Associates “Big Gig” where we took over a local venue for the evening and enjoyed the musical talents of some of our employees whilst raising over £700 for Community Christmas. Our team in Manchester took part in a static bike ride covering the distance from Manchester city centre to Blackpool raising £510 for Manchester Mind.
No year at Compass Associates is complete without an entry into the Great South Run business challenge and 2018 was no exception, with our team of 10 runners taking on the 10 mile course around Portsmouth and Southsea raising over £1000 for local children’s hospice, Naomi House and Jacksplace.
In tandem with our fundraising efforts, we have also continued to support Care Home Open Day since it’s inception 2013. Compass Associates employees have volunteered at numerous Care Homes helping serve food and drink, spend time with residents and their families and even treating them to a song or two!
We are excited to also offer our employees the opportunity to donate their time to worthy causes. In March, a team from our Portsmouth office gave up their Saturday morning to help with the Beachwatch initiative; part of the UK’s biggest beach clean up.
Moving forward we will continue to support charities that are close to our hearts in the markets we serve. Watch our media centre for more information.