Charity of the Year
Charterhouse Accountants announce St Luke’s Hospice as Charity of the Year for 2023-2024
As a business, over the past five years, we have established a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) framework in the business that ensures that we focus on people, our staff, our clients and the community around us. Included in the last of these is our support for local charities and over the past few years we have adopted a charity each year as our “Charity of the Year”. Over the past two years MIND in Harrow has been our chosen charity and this year the team voted to change charity and have chosen St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow, to support.
Several members of our team have long been supporters of the charity, meaning the decision was a relatively easy one. As a charity, their values closely match ours and the partnership will provide us with an opportunity to not just support them with financial help, but to provide volunteer support as well. This comes at a time when charities across the country are increasingly struggling to find volunteers to help them support the service they provide.
Hospices provide an invaluable service and St Luke’s describe their service as “helping people in Brent and Harrow to have the best possible quality of life despite living with serious illnesses, which are no longer curable.”
You may have an advanced cancer, or a long-term condition like heart or lung failure, a progressive neurological disorder, or another end-stage illness. Whatever your illness, their team aim to make life better for the patient and their family.
They have a range of specialist health and social care professionals who will work with the patient and their family to find out how they would like to be cared for. They will give information and will discuss the patient’s preferences and plans, ensuring they maximise the quality of the last phase of their life.
Their range of services are provided 365 days a year and can be provided in your own home, as an outpatient or within their 12-bedded inpatient unit. Their services are free at the point of contact.
Joint Managing Directors, Raj Jiwani and David White summed it up, “Sadly, we will all either have had experience of the service a hospice provides or will do at some point in our lives so for us to support such an amazing local charity was an easy choice. Our people come first and this has been a cause many of them have been behind for a while so we were happy to be able to support them as well as the charity. The charity’s values are very close to ours, especially being dependable. They are always there when you need them the most and we want to do our bit to help ensure that this remains the case.”
Lindsey Bennister – CEO St Luke’s Hospice “St Luke’s Hospice is delighted to have been chosen as Charterhouse’s Charity of the Year and we are looking forward to building a strong partnership over the next 12 months which will benefit our community. Charterhouse play a huge role in supporting good causes in Harrow and the surrounding areas and we are honored that they have chosen to help us in supporting people in Harrow and Brent with life limiting conditions this year.”
To find out more about our work with St Luke’s and other charities please contact us.
Mind in Harrow is affiliated to the national charity Mind; but as an independent charity raises all their own funds to deliver services specifically for the Harrow area. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues. Every year, they help over 5000 local people through 10 community-based services.
To find out more about our work with them contact us.
Kids Can Achieve
In order to deliver more sustained support to local groups, we have supported Kids can Achieve (KCA). KCA work with children with special educational needs who might not have the opportunities to be the best they can and give them the opportunity that they might not otherwise have.
Kinja Football Club
We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring local football club Kinja FC. In particular we are sponsoring the U9 and U16 girls’ teams.
As a company one of our core values is “Diverse” and as a business we have a great mix of people working with us so it seems fitting that we support a team that not only gives equal opportunities to women but also to ethnic groups as well.
Kinja is a Football Club where everyone is taught to seek excellence and success, develop technically, tactically and enjoying the game of football. They are part of the FA girl’s initiative that encourages and supports girls to play football. In addition, they are also linked to Coerver Coaching, an organisation that works with clubs of all sizes across the country and abroad. These associations mean that the Kinja teams get access to some of the best coaches as well as having opportunities to play at clubs in the UK and Europe.
The approach of Kinja as a club mirrors our approach to business, working with our staff to give them opportunities to continually develop and enabling our clients to continuously evolve by delivering excellence in the work we do. This made the decision easy and we hope that our support can help the club and specifically the two teams achieve their goals this season.
Wycombe Homeless Connection
Wycombe Homeless Connection believes that every homeless individual in High Wycombe has worth and should have the chance of a fresh start, no matter what their situation. This mission very much mirrors our objective of putting people at the heart of everything we do and with David White’s work through his business group, we are able to add our support to the charity.
Lindengate Mental Health Charity
As part of our strategy to support community health and wellbeing we have supported Lindengate Mental Health Charity in various activities from sponsored bike rides to volunteer days.
Lindengate is located at a stunning 6 acre site in Buckinghamshire, where nature breathes new life into anyone looking for support with their wellbeing through nature. Through the provision of nature based activities, they empower everyone to nurture their wellbeing, connect to the healing power of nature and respect the environment.
The natural beauty and richness of the site help to restore and heal, whilst specialised gardening, conservation, construction, cooking, and nature based art and crafts activities provide focus and purpose.
020 8863 4566
St Luke’s Hospice is delighted to have been chosen as Charterhouse’s Charity of the Year and we are looking forward to building a strong partnership over the next 12 months which will benefit our community. Charterhouse play a huge role in supporting good causes in Harrow and the surrounding areas and we are honored that they have chosen to help us in supporting people in Harrow and Brent with life limiting conditions this year.
Lindsey Bennister – CEO
St Luke’s Hospice