Corporate Social Responsibility
Carrick Read supports a number of charitable causes throughout the year.
The Leeds Big Sleep 2019
We are taking part in the Leeds Big Sleep on 28th November 2019! We are raising money for St. Gemma's Hospice, St. George's Crypt and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation to help the most vulnerable communities in Leeds. Hannah, Ali, Helen and Elspeth will be braving the cold at Headingly Stadium and sleeping outside for the evening. We would be grateful for any donations and if you would like to donate please visit our fundraising page https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CarrickRead.
Carrick Read is particularly proud to support The Pendsey Trust, a small charity which aims to provide educational and vocational opportunities for young people living with Type 1 diabetes in desperate poverty in India. In many places worldwide an affordable supply of life-saving insulin is not readily available to those in need and many face an uncertain future.
The Pendsey Trust funds scholarships for such individuals to attend school or vocational training so that they can look forward to future employment and the chance to afford the costs of this incurable condition. The charity also offers the opportunity to sponsor the medical costs of a child until they are able to sustain these themselves, and Carrick Read is delighted to be able to do this for 13 year old Nandhini, who is thriving physically and educationally, and hopes to become a nurse. Carrick Read have recently donated a bike to a child sponsored by The Pendsey Trust which enables the child to attend school and also particularly for girls to make their journey to school safely.
The Pendsey Trust is run by unpaid volunteers ensuring that all donations received reach those in need and are proud to have capped their sponsorship scheme at 100 children allowing them to focus on the educational grants which will enable the children to ultimately become self-supporting adults.
To find out more about the activities of The Pendsey Trust, please visit www.thependseytrust.org or alternatively you can view the most recent updates on the Pendsey Trust YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAW_7JA4jmM8uFz5Ogf4DTQ