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Applause IT & Acorns Children’s Hospice

Here at Applause IT, we pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting local good causes and helping those in need as part of our CSR policy.
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We’re proud to be a charity partner of Acorns Children’s Hospice, and regularly take part in fundraising events to support their vital work. We paid a visit to the Walsall Hospice to see their impact for ourselves, and most recently completed the Malvern Hills End-to-End Walk to raise a total £2,337!

For us, charity corporate partnerships should be causes that you’re truly passionate about - we chose to support Acorns Children’s Hospice because of the incredible work they do in the West Midlands. Not only do they provide round-the-clock palliative care to children, but they also offer vital support to families experiencing child illness and loss.

Of course, they couldn’t do this vital work without help; it costs £10 million a year to run the care services across the hospices and community.

This data collected from the Hospice’ 2023 Impact Report gives a further insight:

400+ - The number of family members the Family Services team have supported in the past year.

15,214 - Instances of emotional and practical support that the Acorns Family Services team have provided over the past year.

757 - The number of children and families that have been cared for in the past year by Acorns.

As part of our commitment to Acorns, we’re always looking for new ways to contribute to their amazing cause, and try to raise funds however we can. We give a 50% contribution every month from our Applause IT ‘Payday Lottery’, and we also donate a percentage of every single placement fee, so we’re constantly giving back.

In addition to this, on the 14th October 2023, the whole team had an exciting day out hiking 18 miles across the Malvern Hills. The weather was certainly on our side as we had clear blue skies the whole day, which is a rarity in October!

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Our directors taking a celebratory selfie at the peak of the Malverns and Mike taking future LinkedIn profile pictures!
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A couple of photos of the team from the Malvern Hills End to End walk - cresting the first big climb of the day the enthusiasm you can see at the start of the day hasn't abated!

We met bright and early at 8am and set off on our hike, guided by the wonderful Elite Adventures. It wasn’t always easy, but we’re extremely proud to have completed the hike and raised £2,337.

At Applause IT, we have a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who share ideas, cement our CSR policy, and help to organise our charity events. As well as discussing charity corporate partnerships, they’re also responsible for thinking of new ways to develop the company culture, through things like team incentives and mental health support.

Kate Jackson works as a Recruitment Consultant and became a member of the CSR Committee soon after joining Applause IT in November 2022. 

“I really enjoy being involved in the CSR Committee and having a lasting positive impact towards the charities that we work with. As a group, we collectively decided to support Acorns Hospice and regularly meet up to discuss new fundraising ideas and ways to get the whole team involved.

Having this contribution is not only fulfilling on a personal level but also enables me to give back and make a difference!”

Kate Jackson - CSR Team

What are we planning for the future?

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to support our charity partner and give back to the community.

Our financial goal for the future is to raise £10,000 by April 2024 for Acorns Children’s Hospice -marking one year since we became an official partner!

This December, we've got some fun festive fundraisers taking place, like Christmas Jumper Day and Secret Santa. We're actively fundraising and spreading the word about our charity partnership on our LinkedIn and Instagram pages, where we regularly share updates and new content.

Stay tuned to our social media pages, as well as our partnerships page, for the latest updates and more information about our charity corporate partnerships.

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