The Punch Community Promise was established by Punch in August 2007 and is based on donating time and money to local causes which benefit our community. During our last financial year, we donated over £16,000 to 36 charities and good causes.
Beneficiaries range greatly; a young person suffering from cancer received a compassionate care break, elderly residents from the Carden Bank care home enjoyed a free carvery lunch at the Blacksmith’s Arms in Burton, young budding swimmers from Sherwood Seals swimming club had a fantastic day out at Splash Landings, and the students from Silverhill Primary in Mickleover now have a great outdoor play area to enjoy.
Donations also include contributions to national campaigns such as the British Red Cross for victims of the Manchester bombing and support for the Grenfell Tower victims and their families. Punch Publicans, running pubs close to where both incidents took place, also provided direct support to victims.
Support for larger national charities has included £2,000 to Children in Need, £1,000 for Comic Relief and £1,000 for the Team Margot Foundation, which encourages people to register as potential stem cell and bone marrow donors.
To qualify, charities or causes must be located within a 15-mile radius of our offices in Burton-on-Trent. We will also give priority to requests from our employees who have caused close to their hearts. To qualify for support from the Punch Community Promise, projects or proposals must be:
- Local (national causes with a local focus may be considered)
- Not third-party fundraising
- For capital costs, not running costs
- Not individual sponsorship