We are passionate about helping our local communities.
We are delighted to announce that the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be our charity of the year.
Make-A-Wish exists to give a child the chance to choose a wish that's unique to them. In doing so, a wish creates hope, happiness, and memories for the whole family to cherish. It helps to restore some of the childhood that they missed out on because treatment for their condition interrupted school or typical family activities.
In March we donated a total of £2,000 towards the humanitarian appeal for support in Ukraine, purchasing £325 worth of items for the Wall Heath Community Centre and donating the remaining funds to UNICEF, who are working hard to protect children and families in Ukraine.
We recently supported the NHS Dudley Group Charity’s very first Glitter Ball at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill.
The event celebrated the hard work of NHS staff during the pandemic, along with raising funds for their Better Brighter Future Appeal, which supports NHS staff in making a positive difference to all who use the Trust’s services.
We contributed over £1,000 to the event which was a huge success and raised over £10,000 in total.
In October 2021 we wore it pink in support of the charity, Breast Cancer Now, for the second year running.
Our branch teams held a raffle for both our members and employees, who had the chance to win hampers filled with all things pink. Together we raised an amazing £978 to help make life saving research and care happen for those affected by breast cancer.
Thank you to everyone who donated to this important cause.
In September 2020, we donated £10,267.09 to Mary Stevens Hospice on behalf of our members. This was the final amount accrued from our Save and Sponsor account, where members saw a proportion of the interest gained go to the hospice.
In addition to this, we sponsored Mary Stevens Hospice’s Tree of Light services in 2020 and 2021, where they hold a service to help people remember their loved ones.
During the pandemic, we have focused on our community outreach activity, donating to key workers in a time of need.
The Society is passionate about ensuring people of all ages have the financial literacy to make good financial decisions for their own wellbeing. Our goal is to focus on creating materials and sessions that will help young people to understand the benefits of saving and help with their financial futures.