Every year, charities all over the world, help to save and improve people’s lives, protect children, fight disease, support animals, and give hope to many millions of people.
As the world celebrates International Day of Charity on Tuesday September 5, Bewley Homes, marks its unwavering support to charitable organisations for over 30 years, by donating a further £20,000 to Sebastian Action Trust, bringing the total raised for this local charity to over £48,000 during the summer alone.
Bewley has been supporting local and national charities, as well as organisations for over 30 years, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds in that time. Each year, Bewley Homes has consistently embraced its responsibility to give back and make a meaningful difference.
Among the charities that have benefited from Bewley Homes’ dedicated efforts are The Guide Dogs, Sebastian Action Trust, and The British Heart Foundation. Through financial donations and fundraising initiatives, Bewley Homes has also recently supported a number of additional charities including Help 4 Heroes where it donated and installed a new kitchen at its HQ. Over the last two years, Bewley has also provided a home for a Ukraine family who fled their country because of the war.
Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, commented: “Work of charities is vital as it reaches out to the wider parts of society, assisting those who need help the most. This is why the International Day of Charity is so important to mark each year.
“This is a day where we reflect on the importance of giving back to society and creating a positive impact on the lives of others. Our commitment to charitable endeavours is deeply ingrained in our ethos, and our endeavours go beyond monetary contributions.
“The company believes in being an active participant in the communities it operates in, engaging in hands-on activities and initiatives that foster connections and make a lasting impact. This commitment to community welfare resonates at the heart of Bewley Homes’ operations, reflecting the company’s broader mission of building not just houses, but homes that cultivate a sense of community.
Andrew added: “The Bewley Board and our entire team is very much aware of the many deserving causes which need funding and support every year.
“In terms of health-based charities, we work with Young Minds on mental health. We also provide a range of children’s cycling proficiency lessons free of charge, which form part of our health and safety provision in aiding young people. Heart health is another area of action for us, where defibrillators have been donated around our region to community centres and stadiums, ensuring that this life saving equipment will be there when needed.
“Our core charity for many years has been Sebastian’s Action Trust. Its team offers invaluable support to families of children who are terminally ill and need respite care. Fundraising from golf days and staff taking on the Three Peak Challenges have raised tens of thousands for the charity when it needed it most to continue its services post Covid.”
About International Day of Charity:
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of mobilising people all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”