TFT votes to support local causes
In January, we were happy to ring in the New Year by giving everybody at TFT an extra day of leave to help a charity of their choice. Now, we are deepening our commitment to the local communities of each office around the country, with each office voting on local charities close to their homes and hearts, to support beyond the day job.
Each of our 7 offices in the UK (Bristol, Cardiff, Guildford, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh) have chosen their two local charities in hope to give back to the communities they value the most. Typically, local charities are often in need of extra feet on the ground, so we hope this will also encourage more volunteering opportunities for each office.
While local charities benefit from personal involvement of local people, our teams will also see the impact of their contributions first hand.
We want to be part of the bigger picture, helping to improve local environments and economies. Not only do local charities employ locally, encouraging personal interactions, but they also contribute to the growth and improvement of the direct community around us. As this community around us grows, we see significant and visible results enhancing overall wellbeing (Guardian, 2014).
Chris Keates-Lewis, Head of HR, said:
“This is an exciting direction for us, bringing our offices together in a TFT global effort to improve the lives of those closest to us, and the environment in which we enjoy our lives.”
The chosen charities include:
London: Bankside Open Spaces and Coram’s Fields
Guildford: Challengers and Macmillan Surrey
Bristol: St Peter’s Hospice and The West of England MS Therapy Centre
Cardiff: The Wallich and Ty Hafan
Birmingham: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Zoe’s Place
Manchester: Wood Street Mission and 42nd Street
Edinburgh: The Cystic Fibrosis trust and Staffie Smiles.
TFT will also continue to support LionHeart and LandAid as their chosen national charities.