Charity and Community
As a business we think it’s really important to play an active role in our local community and give something back. We are committed to making a positive impact in the area around us, and are proud to have supported a number of local groups and charitable organisations, as detailed below.
Charity of the Year
As a business we strongly believe in supporting the community and fundraising for local causes, and as such we are pleased to announce our Charity of the Year programme. Our chosen charity for 2017/18 is Jessie May, and not only will we be making a cash donation to the cause every month, but we are also looking at other ways that we can support them such as volunteering and fundraising.
Jessie May provide NHS nurses to provide hospice at home care and support for terminally ill children and young people who are not expected to live beyond the age of 19, as well as their families. Supporting those in Bristol and the surrounding area, Jessie May was established in September 1994 by Chris and Philippa Purrington, following the death of their baby daughter Jessica May at only 4½ months old from a genetic condition known as severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Since then, over 300 children and their families have received the care and assistance of Jessie May Care Team personnel, who are employed through University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBristol), and fully funded by Jessie May.
If your place of work would like to get involved and support Jessie May, then please contact Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer, by calling 0117 958 2174 or emailing email@example.com
Festival of Youth Dance
ACC are pleased to have been able to support budding young dancers from St Michaels Primary School in Winterbourne with the cost of their costumes for the Festival of Youth Dance. The festival took place at Abbeywood School in February 2017 and sees a number of local schools coming together to perform as part of a dance show.
Winterbourne United football team
We have sponsored Winterbourne United’s under 9s, a local football team in South Gloucestershire.
The squad are part of the Hanham Minor League and the sponsorship helped towards the cost of training equipment and kits for the team.
2016 and 2017
NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre
For the last few years we have decided not to send Christmas cards to our customers, but make a donation to the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre at Southmead Hospital in Bristol instead.
2016 and 2017