We believe in the principle of supporting those in need, and are committed to giving back to the local communities in which we operate.
Over the years and through the Peter Jones Foundation we have run a large number of fundraising events and made much-needed donations to a series of charities, both locally and nationally, via Forgotten Children – which supports children in the UK who, for whatever reason, have been unable to gain support from other charitable organisations.
SUPPORTED CHARITIES INCLUDE
21&Co provide help and support to new parents from the moment they learn their child has Down syndrome and offer support, advice and encouragement. Their mission is to enhance the lives of children so they can reach their full potential and go on to lead independent lives.
In 2010 the Peter Jones Foundation pledged its support to a Comic Relief programme in Africa’s biggest slum, Kibera in Kenya. In November 2011 Peter travelled to the region to see for himself the work that had been done with the Foundation’s financial support.
Leukaemia Research is the only national research charity devoted exclusively to leukaemia, and its related blood disorders. They receive no government grants and depend entirely on voluntary donations.
The Jessie May Trust
Established by Chris and Philippa Purrington after the death of their baby daughter, Jessie May, the trust provides nursing care at home for children who have a terminal illness and are not expected to live beyond the age of 19.
The Purley Youth Project
This is a charity of huge benefit to its’ local community which organises an after-school children’s club in Purley, Surrey. For the majority of children who attend, the club provides vital respite from difficult home lives where trained volunteers pay attention to their problems and they can feel safe and relaxed.
Youth Adventure Trust
Established in 1992 by two record-breaking Arctic climbers Major Richard Mitchell and David Hempleman- Adams, this fantastic organisation allows 400 vulnerable children each year to take part in summer residential events. These events help to teach the children to work together, take on new challenges and develop a greater sense of self-worth and confidence.