Making a Difference

Commitment to Our Community and Social Responsibilities

We are proud to play our part in supporting and making a difference to local businesses, charities and organisations.

  • Our Charity Partners

    Contributing towards the success of not-for-profits

  • Fundraising Activities

    Spreading awareness in our local community

Making a Difference

Commitment to Our Community and Social Responsibilities

We are proud to play our part in supporting and making a difference to local businesses, charities and organisations.

  • Our Charity Partners

    Contributing towards the success of not-for-profits

  • Fundraising Activities

    Spreading awareness in our local community

Welcomm Support our Local Community

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.


An Important Part of our Company Culture

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.

Recent Activities

Welcomm Recognised at Harborough District Business Awards – Community Award Finalists

Welcomm Host Harborough Business Briefing with East Midlands Chamber

Welcomm Headline Sponsor TEDx Leicester 2020

Welcomm Volunteer to Sort Donations at LOROS Hospice Charity Shops

Welcomm Sponsor LOROS Hospice Christmas Campaign

Welcomm Pack Bags to Raise Funds for LOROS Hospice in Local Morrisons Store

Our Charity Partners


LOROS Hospice

LOROS deliver free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers across Leicestershire.

LOROS have been our main charity partner since 2019 – we just love working with them! 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. Our staff are so engaged with our CSR work that one of our employees donated their overtime pay to the charity, a fundraising effort that was matched by the Company.


The Bonkers Bake Off

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

Rocket Round Leicester is a spectacular public art trail due to ‘land’ in Leicester City Centre for 10 weeks in summer 2021. The event aims to support local businesses by safely encouraging people back to the city centre to view beautifully designed rocket sculptures, as well as raise vital funds for LOROS Hospice.  

Each sculpture is sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist from the local area or further afield, and Welcomm are proud to be sponsoring a rocket of our very own. Launching on Monday 19th July, we can’t wait to see you there!


Combat Stress

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.

Click here to view and share the Mental Health Q&A.


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

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.


MacMillan Cancer Support

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’!


The Air Ambulance Service

The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

In 2018, Welcomm held a charity auction evening where our our employees offered services such as babysitting, car washing and a wine tasting evening, hosted by Welcomm’s CEO himself! This event raised a whopping £5,000 for the Air Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation.  


The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation funds over £100 million of life-saving research each year into heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. 

In 2018, Welcomm staff donated a range of services to our charity auction that helped raise a total of £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation and the Air Ambulance Service. A full auction brochure was produced which included home bakes, lawn cutting services, a canal cruise and even a chance to pie a Welcomm Director in the face with whipped cream!


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK fund scientists, doctors and nurses to achieve their mission of helping beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public.

In support of the ‘Race For Life’ event, as well as the members of our team who have been directly impacted by this incredible charity’s work, in 2019 the business dressed up in bright pink and baked pink cakes to help raise vital funds. Our IT Manager donned his finest pink tutu for the occasion, and our Operations Director took video calls in bunny ears!

Supporting Customer and Partner CSR Efforts

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. 

SPONSORSHIP

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.

EVENT ATTENDANCE

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.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

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.

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