Each year we give at least 5% of our profits in cash or time to a number of charities.
We have three priorities:
We support our client and journalist communities by sponsoring their own charity fundraising activities. We also support our community in Nottingham, where most of the Bulletin team are based. This year we delivered a significant amount of pro-bono work producing marketing and PR support for the commemoration of the Chilwell shell-filling factory disaster. The factory was responsible for producing more than half the shells fired on the Western Front – 19 million of them. On July 1st 1918 eight tons of explosives detonated at the site, killing 130 people. This year hundreds came to pay their respects to the dead at a series of events organised by St Mary’s Church in Attenborough, where most of the victims are buried. We persuaded Imperial War Museums to show recently preserved film footage of the factory at the church. Shot over 100 years ago, this was the first time it had ever been shown to the public.
This Christmas we have given cash donations to local charities Emmanuel House, Framework and The Friary, which support homeless and vulnerable people in Nottingham. Staff have also donated food and clothing to Emmanuel House.
- Literacy and literature
We have sponsored the conservation of historic books at Bromley House Library in Nottingham.
- Financial education
A huge amount of our day to day activity is working with clients and journalists to educate and inform people around personal finance and investing. We are open to invitations to support financial literacy projects.