Every year we pledge to support a new charitable cause. It’s a commitment that’s important to us as a business – and to each member of the Open GI team. Read about our fundraising and donations by clicking each charity’s logo.
Acorns Children's Hospice Trust
2018 has seen Acorns Children’s Hospice chosen as our new charity partner. We will keep you posted on the charity fundraising events to take place throughout the year on our Facebook page.
In 2017, our employees voted to support New Hope, a specialist organisation that works with families of children with disabilities and complex healthcare needs. The organisation runs a school holiday club and Saturday club throughout the year.
New Hope was established by the inspirational Jean Wilson in 2010 and she continues to work tirelessly with the organisation, providing much-needed care to families and children.
In 2016 we partnered with St. Richard’s Hospice, an independent charity which provides free care for over 2,600 patients and their loved ones who are living with life-limiting illnesses.
We are incredibly proud of our staff who gave up their time volunteering and raising funds for the cause, taking part in rainbow runs, races, skydives, bake sales, raffles, dress-up days and so much more.
In 2015 we exceeded our fundraising target for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign, our corporate charity partner for the year. Our team members took part in many fun and memorable events to raise funds and awareness for the cause including: Worcester 10K, Mud Run, summer fete, Dragon boat racing, cake sales and regular dress down days.
We do enjoy supporting the local community as well as regional causes and in 2014 we exceeded our forecast target for Libby Mae’s Little Angels, a charity supporting 19 neo-natal units in the Midlands. A number of fundraising events were held throughout the year including a summer fete, charity car washes, sporting events, cake sales and regular dress down days.
In 2013, we supported the fantastic Midlands Air Ambulance Charity with a variety of activities that also saw employees taking part in the London Marathon, Tour de Midlands cycle ride and the Stratford-upon-Avon Marathon. We were extremely proud that we almost trebled the previous year’s £6k target.