There are many charities and local organisations which strike a chord with our business, which Clarkes support throughout the year. However, during this challenging time for all, we as a company felt the need to help our local community by creating a way of funding two important charities. We have called this initiative Clarkes Cause. We have therefore decided to donate 1% of all our turnover to First Step children’s charity and St Francis Hospice, which will be divided equally between both.
First Step is a local Hornchurch charity which supports young children with disabilities and special needs. The charity formed in October 1988, following a plea from a group of parents with children with additional needs and disabilities. Since that time, First Step has evolved to offer a range of support services and sessions, aiming to assist with the wellbeing of the whole family. The charity currently works with over 100 pre-school children and their families, providing education services, support, information and encouragement.
First Step’s mission is to provide the best possible environment to support each family and to enable their very young children with special needs and/or disabilities to maximise their individual potential.
St Francis Hospice
St Francis Hospice is an independent charity serving the people of Havering, Brentwood, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex. St Francis Hospice’s incredible team of specialist consultants, doctors and nurses work alongside an experienced range of other health and social care professionals. The team provide care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carers and family members, completely free of charge.
Saint Francis Hospice is committed to helping anyone in their communities affected by life-limiting illness, and to ensuring they receive excellent person-centred care when they need it, ideally in a place of their choosing. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the Hospice and their team of nurses on the frontline. They need your support, now more than ever.
How Can You Help?
Our hope is that like-minded companies will also join Clarkes Cause and contribute towards allowing these wonderful charities to survive this difficult period, and be there for future generations to benefit from. If you would like to learn more about the charities we support, or discuss opportunities to work in partnership in the future, please get in touch.