As an organisation that has both social and environmental sustainability at its core, supporting charitable organisations is extremely important to all of us.

In order to make sure the work we do has a real difference, we get our staff to vote on two supported charities for the year – one local and one national.

 

 

Our Supported Charities for 2016

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Katharine House Hospice

Katharine House provides free hospice care services in Mid Staffordshire for people faced with an illness that can’t be cured, including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, end stage renal failure and cancer.

 

Visit the Katharine House Hospice Website

The Donna Louise Children's Hospice

 

The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice

Registered in 1999, Donna Louise Hospice is a children’s charity caring for and supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Cheshire and Staffordshire. Their mission is to provide quality Pediatric Palliative Care and achieve the best quality of life for children and young people by relieving suffering and controlling pain and symptoms.

Visit The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice website

 

 

By concentrating our support on two specific causes we feel that our fundraising efforts can have a greater impact to the communities our customers and staff live and work in. If you would like either your cause or one of your own supported causes to be considered in 2017, please email marketing@stonegroup.co.uk with your details.

Supporting IT programmes at home and abroad with our recycling facility

IT Schools Africa

Our on-site recycling facility provides us with an abundance of perfectly serviceable computers that no longer meet the specification requirements of markets in Europe. We therefore had a desire to find an outlet that would ensure the best possible usage for them. We’re proud to be the premier sponsor of an outstanding UK charity called IT Schools Africa. Our sponsorship includes a long-term commitment to donating substantial quantities of used computer systems for the charity to distribute to various projects they run in African countries including Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

 

Through working with IT Schools Africa, we ensure that this recycled or recovered equipment is used to develop IT skills in the Third World. By recycling your redundant IT hardware through us you too are supporting this exceptionally deserving charity which is making a real difference for underprivileged children in Africa. To reflect this we can issue Certificates of Appreciation and you can display these with pride as recognition of the role you’ve played in the project.

 

For more information on the charity and its work visit: http://www.itschoolsafrica.org.

Get Online @ Home

We’re proud to be part of two leading UK initiatives  aiming to help bridge the digital divide and get the 9 milllion UK residents that don’t currently have access to the internet connected: BT’s Connected Housing project and Microsoft’s Get Online at Home programme.

 

These programmes deliver a vital public service, and as they are focused primarily on refurbished IT hardware they represent the most socially responsible reuse channels currently available in the UK.

 

We’re the exclusive hardware provider to the BT Connected Housing project, and one of four providers supplying hardware to Microsoft’s Get Online @ Home scheme. Through these initiatives we’re able to help the digitally-excluded members of the community and provide low cost refurbished devices to support the Doteveryone scheme. For more information on this scheme visit https://doteveryone.org.uk/.