At Hazlewoods we are proud to support the community in which we live and work. Each year we select a shortlist of charities for our employees to vote on and decide who they would like to raise money for that year. 

We then spend the year taking part in various fundraising activities to raise as much money as possible to support our chosen charity. In 2021, our 'Charity of the Year' is Severn Freewheelers

Hazlewoods current charity of the year


Severn Freewheelers was a clear favourite for the charity of the year in 2020, with 52% of Hazlewoods staff vote.

The charity provides a free out-of-hours courier service for hospitals across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, North Wiltshire, and Herefordshire, carrying blood, pathology samples, patient scans/x-rays, human milk and other medical essentials.

The experienced volunteer motorcycle riders all hold an advanced riding qualification and work from 7pm to 7am during the week and all day at weekends and public holidays.

Severn Freewheelers require approximately £70,000 per annum to run their service and they estimate that this saves the NHS in excess of £450,000, so any support they receive really is helping to save lives.

To find out more about our previous charities of the year, please click here.  

We value your support

If you would like to support Hazlewoods in our fundraising, please visit our page.  


Fundraising and volunteering

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 Severn Freewheelers 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

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