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 £10,000 to 28 charities and good causes.
Beneficiaries range greatly; a young person suffering from cancer received a compassionate respite break with their family and through the Happy Day Children’s charity, a group of local children and their carers got to go on a special day trip to enjoy “Christmas at Chatsworth House”. Elderly residents from a local care home will also soon have a Dementia Friendly garden space to enjoy.
The Punch Community Promise supports charities or causes within a 15-mile radius of our offices in Burton-on-Trent. We will also give priority to requests from our employees who have causes 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
We also support the Royal Marines Charity who aid wounded and injured Royal Marines and seek to improve the quality of life for each and every Royal Marine. The Royal Marines charity continue this support long after people have severed their formal links to the Corps and actively seek to build lasting relationships with leading UK companies so that Royal Marines leaving the Corps can go on to find meaningful second careers.
Our sponsorship of Meet, Eat, Drink and Learn (MEDaL) has helped equip 16 students from Paget High School, Branston, with vital life skills by providing a series of innovative employability skills workshops, designed to arm school leavers with the key skills needed to be successful as they enter the world of work. The weekly sessions take place at The Blacksmiths Arms in Branston and include: communication and presentation; team building and leadership; and managing projects and events, as well as offering support with constructing a personal statement and CV, and interviewing for success.
Other donations include contributions to national campaigns too, such as the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain and their anti-bullying project reaching children all across the UK.
Support for larger national charities has included £500 to Children in Need, £500 for Sport Relief and over £3,000 for Stand Up to Cancer.