James Hopkins Trust was a clear favourite for the charity of the year in 2023 after winning the Hazlewoods staff vote with an overwhelming 62% of votes.
James Hopkins Trust, founded in 1989, provides nursing respite care for life limited and life threatened babies and children, as well as support for their families.
The charity was set up in memory of the founders’ son, James, who sadly passed away from an x-linked genetic disorder that year. During the last 34 years over 600 children and their families have benefited from the free service James Hopkins Trust provide. Support is available in the family home or in the multi-sensory respite centre and gardens at Kites Corner.
“Everyone at James Hopkins Trust is thrilled to be chosen as Hazlewoods charity of the year, partnerships like this truly change the world for charities like us and we couldn’t do what we do without the practical and financial support of local companies, community groups and individuals.
“James Hopkins Trust helps families in Gloucestershire who have a young child who is life limited, life threatened or severely disabled by offering nursing respite care night or day either within the family home or at our purpose-built centre. We look forward to getting to know Hazlewoods over the next 12 months and welcoming you to Kites Corner – home of JHT.” Sarah James, Trust Director.
To find out more about our previous charities of the year, please click here.
Congratulations to James Hopkins Trust whose summer fete raised just over £4,500!
The day was a huge success and thank you to our staff who baked and volunteered throughout the day, Dhanalakshmi Dhanakkodi, Sophie Haines and Natasha Ireland.
Children and their families helped
Respite hours provided a month
Funding needed each year
James Hopkins Trust nurses
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Every year we give all employees half a day away from the office to take some time to support a local good cause, either through volunteering and/or fundraising.
Although James Hopkins Trust is our chosen charity of the year, employees can choose other causes to volunteer their time to. If you have any volunteering opportunities that you would like us to encourage employees to take part in, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Thursday 11 May 2023
Following our annual vote, Hazlewoods staff voted James Hopkins Trust as our new charity of the year for 2023/24.
Thursday 27 April 2023
Our Pharmacy, Veterinary and Dental team Partners and Directors were on the receiving end of some wet sponges and ice buckets in aid of our Charity of the Year, Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.
Monday 24 April 2023
After a three-year hiatus, the annual Hazlewoods charity quiz night made its long awaited return in support of our current charity of the year, Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.
Wednesday 29 June 2022
The new accounting year for 2022/23 saw Hazlewoods employees take a new vote to decide on the next charity of the year. Among the four charities voted on was Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) which received the highest number of votes.
Thursday 19 May 2022
2021 saw our continued support for charity of the year, Severn Freewheelers, bringing our current total to a fantastic £20,000! For the lifesaving charity, this means they have enough funds to purchase a brand new motorbike for the Gloucester team. Since 2007 the fleet has grown from 20 members and three bikes, to over 150 members, ten bikes and two cars!
Friday 9 July 2021
On 14 June 2021, Hazlewoods challenged employees to beat a Severn Freewheelers motorbike and the kilometres it travelled in 21 days, in our Beat the Bike Challenge.
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Following their yearly employee poll, Hazlewoods has named Severn Freewheelers as their charity of the year for 2020/21, receiving an outstanding 52% of the vote.
Friday 13 September 2019
On Saturday 7 September 2019, Hazlewoods employees along with their family and friends took on the Hazlewoods Run1000 challenge at Gloucester Athletics Club, raising money for Maggie’s.
Friday 5 July 2019
On Wednesday 3 July, the Hazlewoods Vet and Pharmacy Team embarked on their charity walk in aid of Maggie’s and we could not have asked for more perfect weather for them!
Wednesday 19 June 2019
As part of Hazlewoods centenary celebrations, the Farms and Estates and Personal Tax teams have set the target of visiting 100 Farms and Estates clients located across Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.
Friday 10 May 2019
Hazlewoods Farms and Estates team welcomed guests for drinks and canapés at Maggie’s in Cheltenham on Thursday 9 May.
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