In 2018, we supported the following charities: Demelza House, Shelter and Chestnut Tree House.
Alongside this, we happily send volunteers to the RSPCA to help them with a lot of their tasks, including, but not limited to, mucking out, collecting leaves and cuddling puppies.
We want to help as many people as we can and this is why we strongly encourage our members of staff to give back to the community. We do this by giving every staff member two extra paid days of leave every year to work for a charity or a local project of their choice. We also promise our staff to match employee sponsorship donations up to £750 per person, or sometimes more! Like we said, charity and helping everyone is important to us.
Here are a few things our staff get up to on their extra days of leave to help the community:
Name: Amy and Harnack
Event: Brighton Marathon
Charity: Abigail’s Footsteps
Raised: £2300 raised
We gave: £1500 Cabot contribution
Total donated: £3800
In 2010, Abigail’s Footsteps was founded to support grieving parents after stillbirth and neonatal death. Amy, a Call Performance Team Leader at Cabot, heard about them and wanted to help them raise funds.
“I heard of Abigail’s Footsteps in October 2017 after a friend had a miscarriage and they supported her through that traumatic time in hospital.”
Amy had recently started running and was determined to do something big to support the charity. So she signed up to run the Brighton Marathon with a colleague and between them they raised £2300 in sponsorship, with Cabot contributing an extra £1500 - enough to buy two cold cots for the charity to support grieving parents.
“Often with big charities, you don’t really understand the impact that your fundraising has had, but Abigail’s Footsteps is a really, really small charity and we can see the impact and help many more families.
Event: Firewalk Daredevils
We gave: £620
Total donated: £1240
James’s mother-in-law works for Spadework, a Kent charity that helps adults with learning difficulties and mental illness.
In May, James completed a sponsored firewalk to raise money for the organisation. He raised £620 in sponsorship, which we then matched to make a grand total of £1240.
“I had a couple of little blisters, but otherwise it was really good. Loads of people from Cabot turned up to watch and support, which was great.”