We are proud to play our part in supporting and making a difference to local businesses, charities and organisations.
As a team of local people, at Welcomm we take our corporate social responsibilities seriously. We are very active in our community, proudly supplying communication solutions to many local businesses, fundraising for our charity partners, as well as sponsoring and volunteering at local events.
CSR initiatives are driven by our highly involved Board of Directors. Participation in charitable events and volunteering opportunities are popular with our employees. Speaking of our latest fundraising efforts, Welcomm’s Operations Director Rachel Williamson shares:
“It’s really humbling to witness the reality of each charity’s work first-hand and we’re so pleased to contribute, even if it is only a small part, towards the continued success of the not-for-profit organisations we support each year.”
We are proud to have had our charitable efforts recognised by being awarded ‘Community Finalist’ in the Market Harborough District Business Awards.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations have shifted to delivering their services remotely. Whilst this may work for most, for those without access to the internet (or a suitable device), such technological barriers have created a digital divide; meaning those ‘without’ cannot easily access information or readily connect with others, causing isolation and limiting access to knowledge.
That is why in response to COVID, Combat Stress: The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, have begun trialling a new initiative that provides tablets and data connectivity to the veterans they support.
In support of the new digital Veteran Support Programme, Combat Stress’s veteran-owned technology partner Welcomm Communications, together with industry innovator Nokia Mobile, have teamed up to donate brand new Nokia T20 tablets to the programme – to equip more veterans with the technology they need this winter.
With charities relying on public funding taking a massive hit during the pandemic, in March 2021 we teamed up with long time Welcomm customer and fellow Leicestershire business Trucklink EU, to make a massive difference to LOROS Hospice by hosting a live-streamed Bonkers Bake Off and Charity Auction.
Thanks to the incredible support shown by the business community, our celebrity bakers (including sports stars, business leaders and charity trustees), as well as all those who attended the live-streamed event, together we raised a total of over £12K for the patients and staff at LOROS Hospice.
Rocket Round Leicester was a spectacular public art trail that ‘landed’ across Leicester City Centre for 10 weeks in summer 2021. The event supported local businesses by safely encouraging people back to the city centre to view beautifully designed rocket sculptures, whilst also raising vital funds for LOROS Hospice.
Each of the giant rocket sculptures was sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist from the local area or further afield, and Welcomm were proud to sponsor our very own rocket: The Rocket King.
Combat Stress offers treatment to former members of the British Armed Forces who are suffering from a range of mental health conditions.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, we teamed up with the national charity to deliver a live streamed mental wellbeing session hosted by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Naomi Wilson.
LOROS deliver free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers across Leicestershire.
Over the last few years, we have raised over £30k for the charity by organising a karaoke evening, virtual events, a static bike ride, a London-Paris bike ride, and more.
With many of our people directly connected to the charity, we regularly sponsor LOROS initiatives throughout the year.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when they are in need.
In 2020, two of our team took part in a sponsored head shave #BuzzForTheBrave. Due to lock down restrictions, this was carried out live over Facebook so that we could all watch from the safety of our homes. The event raised £765 for the charity.
Founded in 1911, Macmillan Cancer Support provides physical, financial and emotional support for people with cancer.
Each year, Team Welcomm take part in the Macmillan coffee morning. Our staff bake, buy and eat lots of cake to support this amazing charity.
In 2019, over the course of just one morning we raised over £200 for Macmillan, awarding prizes to the best home baker and ‘fake bake’!
Because of the great partnerships we build with our customers and partners, we welcome everyone to get involved with our CSR activities throughout the year. That is why we believe it is important for us to support the charitable efforts of others too.
This year we were thrilled to support our customer Bournville Catering Equipment Limited, for the third year running, by sponsoring their Glamour and Goodness Charity Ball. The event helped raise funds for Cure Leukaemia and Brain Tumour Research.
In 2020 we also sponsored marathon runner Jade Haines, Director at Route 1 Express Couriers Limited, as she raised vital funds for Autism East Midlands.
Over our 30 years in business, we have attended a vast number of customer charity events to help raise money for a variety of causes.
In 2016 we attended a charity ball in support of The Miscarriage Foundation to show our support for a charity that helped a very good customer of ours through an incredibly difficult time in life. We also regularly attend LOROS Hospice functions, including their virtual program of events.
Through our partnership with Gamma, we have ran, drove and cycled miles to raise money for a selection of not-for-profit organisations, including SpecialEffect and Action Through Enterprise.
In 2018, we won Gamma’s Charity Football Championship and since it’s creation, we have attended Gamma’s annual charity bike ride. Learn more about our participation in Gamma sporting events here.