Each year Hillier Hopkins supports a local charity by organising fundraising activities and events. In the past we have supported Watford Workshop, Herts Young Homeless, Waverley Driving Group, a local group of the Riding for the disabled Association (RDA), Ali’s Dream and The Oli Mills Foundation and raised a total of £72,250 for these very important charities.
For 2020 we chose to support The Pepper Foundation, a charity which aims to alleviate the suffering of children diagnosed with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. We were due to hold a charity luncheon in The View at Watford Football club on Friday 15th May 2020, however due to the unforeseen situation of the pandemic we had to make the decision to cancel the event. We will continue to support The Pepper Foundation throughout 2021 and raise money for them in other ways. Watch this space!
Ruth Proudfoot, speaking on behalf of The Pepper Foundation said:
“Our specialist nurses provide paediatric care for children living with serious illnesses in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Care is provided free of charge in patients’ own homes and the nurses are unique to the area in that they are available 24 hours a day, all year round. Our aim is to ensure that children with complex health needs can enjoy the best quality of life possible, however short that life may be. The help we receive from organisations such as Hillier Hopkins makes a huge difference to our ability to fund much-needed care, respite, stability and most importantly hope, for families at a time when they need it most.”
Alex Bottom, Managing Principal at Hillier Hopkins:
“We are delighted to support The Pepper Foundation and are looking forward to working with them for the next year. We are hoping to raise much needed funds and awareness about their valuable work. As anyone with a family can imagine, having a seriously ill child must be horrendous, so being able to have hospice care at home helps to reduce the strain on the whole family at this awful time.”
If anyone would like to donate to this cause please use the following link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/hillierhopkins
Dress down days and active fundraising events also happen throughout the year for the various charities that we support including Macmillan Coffee Morning, Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day, Jeans for Genes, Comic Relief, Children in Need, The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund and more.
We support a number of local events and sports teams including Tabard Rugby Club Juniors.
For the past four years we have been the main sponsors of the Lord’s Taverners Christmas Lunch Unfortunately due to the pandemic the lunch did not go ahead in 2020.
We are silver level members of the Corporate Partner Network for the Hospice of St Francis.
We are also member of the Willen Hospice Business Club.
For the fourth year Hillier Hopkins are a headline sponsors of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards, organised by the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce. The Awards, now in their tenth year, showcase the best of Hertfordshire businesses over a number of awards categories. The 2020 Awards have been postponed to September 2021 and we look forward to the Gala dinner which has moved to the new and exciting venue of Warner Bros Studios.
In 2017 members of staff in our Milton Keynes office were involved in the Community Action: MK Employee Volunteering Programme, with team members helping with planting and weeding on the Urb Farm, painting a school playground and sorting and packing up books to be sent to Africa. The team received an award for their efforts.
In February 2020 members of staff in our Milton Keynes office and Marketing volunteered to help YMCA Milton Keynes move into their new premises by moving the new furniture into the 199 new rooms. They received a certificate for their efforts.