CHARITY AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We continue to support a variety of charities, principally through The Funding Network, whose aim is to achieve long-term social change.
The Funding Network enables individuals to join together to support social change projects. They are the UK’s first public open giving forum and have been described as the ‘Dragons’ Den’ for charities. They have raised over £10 million for over 1,400 diverse local, national and international projects.
For the year ended 31 March 2017 the Group made charitable donations totalling £9,000.
Our employees are encouraged to play a positive role in community activities and individual charitable fundraising is supported through the process of ‘matched giving’.
In July 2015 seven members of the Picton team cycled the 235 miles from Waterloo Station in London to the site of the battle in Belgium, raising funds for three very different charities: War Child, LandAid and The Funding Network.
Bede is a local community charity based in Southwark. Its aim is to support local people in creating better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.
In December two members of the Picton team spent a day helping at the Bede Christmas Fair.