Charity and Communities

The Wernick Group regularly provide donations and support to charities and organisations who help disadvantaged people.

We are always looking to promote community engagement amongst our workforce and our customers and suppliers.

Below are some of the charities and institutions supported by the Wernick Group and its staff:

Company Charity Initiatives

Treloars

Treloar’s is a School and Trust which provides education, care, therapies, medical support and independence for young people with complex physical disabilities. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Based in Hampshire, they work in three main areas, which are a non-maintained Nursery and School (from 2 to 19 years) and College (from 16 to 25 years). The School challenges young people to nurture their abilities to prepare them for the next stage in their lives. Aims for the College are to enable all learners to achieve their long-term goals of a more independent life and make a meaningful contribution to their community.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.treloar.org.uk.

London Youth

London Youth is a network of nearly 400 youth clubs and projects serving 75,000 young people across London every year. It supports the contribution of community-based youth clubs and youth workers, providing them with information, advice and a wide range of accredited training. It works directly with young people to create “eye-catching and innovative” new opportunities in partnership with youth clubs and at its outdoor activity and training centres.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.londonyouth.org.uk.

Demand

Demand is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. They transform the lives of people with disabilities – of all ages and with all types of disability. They modify, refurbish, design and manufacture equipment that makes the daily life of people with disabilities easier or helps them to enjoy sport and leisure activities.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.demand.org.uk.

Wheelwrights Charitable Fund – Charity work associated with the Wheelwrights

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights’ General Charitable Trust meets three times a year.

In principle the Trust makes donations to:

•    Enable mobility and access for disabled people

•    Charities which have limited funds and where our giving can make a real difference

•    Specific projects with which the Wheelwrights can be identified rather than general funding

The donations are spread across two main areas; the Affiliated Charities and the Wheelwrights’ own charity, the BattleBack Fund.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.wheelwrights.org.

British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA)

The British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) is a registered charity, formed in 1992 by a group of patients and their partners who were introduced to each other by ENT and Neurosurgeon Consultants from the Queen’s Medical Centre Hospital in Nottingham.

From the onset, mutual support was this small group’s primary aim, along with providing reliable information to sufferers and to promote research into acoustic neuromas and the effects of the condition.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.bana-uk.com.

Employees Charity Initiatives

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent cancer research charity. It aims to reduce the number of deaths from cancer, and conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.

Team members often participate in activities which support this charity. On September 26th 2015 The Wernick Hire Management team are rode 60 miles from London to Brighton to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.cancerresearchuk.org.

Jonathan Fallas Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust started in 1964 and dedicates itself to research, clinical care and provides practical support and advice to CF sufferers and their families. The trust is focused and driven to search for better and more effective treatments and improve the standard of care.  Anybody can donate, join an event, and take part in a campaign or get involved by being a volunteer.

Wernick Refurbished Buildings Sales Manager, Lynda Robinson, established the Jonathan Fallas Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of her son who sadly passed away in 2014. In July 2014 the MPBA (Modular Building Trade Association) held a golf day for this charity to raise funds for this charity. £1,500 was raised through a raffle and auction with prizes sponsored by members of the trade association.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.

Maggie’s

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in to one of their Centres at any time – you’re always welcome.

In September 2016, staff at Wernick Building’s Kenfig organised a 13 mile walk that raised in excess of £2000 for their local  Maggie’s Centre in Swansea.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.maggiescentres.org.

Amargur

Amargur is a non-profit making charity dedicated to transforming the lives of children in India and parts of Africa. They are passionate about helping families to transform their lives through education. The entire Amargur team donate their time and expertise on a voluntary basis, meaning 100% of donations reach those they are meant to help.

Amargur was created by Wernick Hire Depot Manager, Pam Dosajh, and her friend Margaret Hayden. Pam commented, “Amargur is something we feel very passionate about as we believe our work not only helps to educate these children but also to provide them with the confidence and skills to create a better life for themselves and their families”.

To find out more information about this charity or to make a donation visit www.amargur.org.