Emsleys is committed to contributing to our communities, both as a firm and as individuals.
Our chosen charities this year are Leeds Mind, Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service and SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death & Injury) for which our employees raise money through regular charitable events, including monthly Dress Down Days. Head over to our blog for details of our recent activities.
We have a well-established connection with Business in the Community, for which we undertake a number of initiatives including:
- Right to Read – our team of volunteers reads each week with children at a local primary school, helping them to improve their literacy skills and build their confidence when communicating with adults outside their normal school setting.
- Christmas Toy Appeal – each year, staff, family and friends collect Christmas presents for children for St Vincent's Support Centre, providing support for families for whom Christmas is a particularly difficult time.
- Give and Gain – teams from across our business work together every year to create facilities for those in need, from creating a reading garden and building a science pond at local schools to refurbishing a resource centre to help the homeless get their lives back on track.
We work closely with OPAL (Older People's Action in the Locality) providing legal advice to their members and helping with community projects.
We support a number of local initiatives and sports clubs, including Sherburn in Bloom, Colton Cricket Club, Garforth Villa Football Team and Sherburn Craft and Food Festival.