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VWV Announces Its Support for Four New Charities

on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

We are excited to announce that Off the Record, Samaritans, Birmingham Mind and Electric Umbrella have been chosen as charities to support by each office with a firm-wide theme of mental health.

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The support will span two years and involve a variety of fundraising activities, as well as donations from the VWV Charitable Trust.

Director of Human Resources at VWV, Sarah Cook said:

"It’s important as a firm we involve ourselves in philanthropic and CSR initiatives.

By committing to two-year relationships, we can enhance our support and contribute further to each charity's long-term goals. Our colleagues are key in selecting the charities; ones that they feel passionately about and/or have a personal connection to."

We previously chose The Prince's Trust as our charity including supporting the annual Prince's Trust 'Future Steps' challenge. We raised over £35,000 just in relation to Future Steps in the last four years including £5,400 being raised this year.

Bristol - Off the Record

Off the Record is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset and has been running since 1965.

London - Samaritans

Samaritans provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout Great Britain and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.

Birmingham - Birmingham Mind

Birmingham Mind works with individuals with mental health needs, assisting them to build upon their own strengths so that they are in control of their own lives.

Watford - Electric Umbrella

Electric Umbrella create amazing, live interactive music experiences delivered by disabled people.