At Stone, we’re committed to making a difference and improving the quality of life of people throughout the UK through technology. Our passion for social and environmental responsibility extends beyond the workplace and into the wider community, in order to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Since 2008, we’ve been in partnership with the largest independent grant-giving charity, Family Fund to support families of disabled and seriously ill children through technology.
Our causes don’t just help those within the UK. We also work alongside IT Schools Africa, helping them transform IT education in third world countries, by donating substantial quantities of used computer systems that no longer meet the specification requirements of markets within the EU, for the charity to distribute to various projects and programmes running in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Supporting charitable organisations is something that’s extremely important to us, which is why every year, we nominate and vote on one national and one local charity we’d like to support. This year, we’ll be backing:
Contact the Elderly
In the UK, one in every five elderly people who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to. Contact the Elderly is an award winning national charity, solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people.
Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who live alone. Offering that vital friendship link every month.
Poppy Fields Appeal
Poppy Fields Appeal is a local charity, who fundraise for much needed neurosurgical equipment, and to support research into childhood brain tumours for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, taking them closer to achieving their vision of providing the best possible facilities and environment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for seriously ill children.
If you have any fundraising ideas you’d like us to consider, or would like a cause of your own to be considered for 2019, you can contact our team with your details.