IT'S ALL ABOUT GIVING. . .WE SUPPORT TWO NATIONAL CHARITIES EVERY YEAR
Our employees are the heart of everything we do, we want to help support causes that are special to them ... so we figured it would only be right that they play a key role in the Pavers Foundation by nominating two charities every year to receive our support.
Every six months we nominate four major charities which are put to a popular vote amongst our colleagues at Pavers Shoes, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes, the causes are chosen based on our core values, healthcare, education and community.
The cause which receives the most votes is selected as one of our two Charities of the Year.
We’re thrilled to announce Mind as our latest Charity of the Year!
Mind have received a donation of £65,000 from the Pavers Foundation.
Employees across Pavers Shoes, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes united to vote for our next Charity of the Year, and had the tough task of choosing between four incredible charities; Antibiotic Research UK, Dogs for Good, Mind and Parkinson’s UK.
Mind offers specialist support and advice to anyone with a mental health problem. Mind provide essential information, so people can make informed choices and access the treatment and support that is right for them.
Our donation to Mind could help to expand their vital Peer Support work and reach nearly 600 people in a community.
The donation of £65,000 will help Mind continue to provide support to anyone who needs it through projects like Elefriends, their online peer support network, and local peer support projects like Side by Side. Supported by national Mind, each Side by Side Hub equips people running local peer support groups with coaching, 1:1 support, toolkits and resources, so they can deliver quality peer support and make a real difference to people who are struggling to cope.
“We are so grateful to all the employees at Pavers, Jones Bootmaker and Herring, for choosing Mind as their Charity of the Year. This generous donation will help us fund projects such as the Infoline, which provides support and advice to those of us with mental health problems, ensuring none of us experience them alone. It also helps us campaign to ensure that everyone with a mental health problem gets support and respect. On behalf of everyone at Mind, thank you.”
Emma Ihsan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind
“I voted for Mind as they do such valuable work. As a mental health first aider within the business I recognise that many people can suffer poor mental health from time to time – whether it be, the stress and pressure of the workplace or school, anxiety, phobias and disorders, periodically people need someone they can talk to or confide in. Mind is a place of confidence and comfort for those people.”
Marie Samuels, Area Manager at Pavers and Pavers Foundation Committee Member
Our Charities of the Year so far...
In May, we announced Dementia UK as our second Charity of the Year. They received a donation of £65,000 from the Pavers Foundation!
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families with the help of their Admiral Nurse service.
The donation has funded a full-time Helpline Admiral Nurse, Helen Green, who has worked in dementia care for the past 17 years in hospitals, care homes and community settings.
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
The Pavers Foundation's first-ever Charity of the Year was announced back in December! Macmillan Cancer Support was nominated by the employees of Pavers, Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes!
In December 2018, Pavers Foundation donated an astonishing £62,500 to Macmillan Cancer Support. We were overjoyed to hear that this donation will fund a local Macmillan nurse for one year, or around 2,232 Macmillan nursing hours, helping people just like Kate.