Corporate Social Responsibility

SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Great Annual Savings, our Corporate Social Responsibility mission is clear: To make a significant difference to the local community. Our aim to make a positive impact to people by delivering economic and social benefits wherever we can.​

As part of our CSR initiative, we support four local charities, as well as a number of secondary charities who we fundraise for on an ad-hoc basis. Staff not only donate money to each cause, they also receive a paid day out of work to volunteer time to one of our chosen partners.

Our Chosen Charities

Heel & Toe Children's Charity

Heel & Toe

Heel & Toe Children’s charity was established in June 2008. The ‘Not for Profit’ organisation was granted charity status on the 4th September 2008, offering FREE Conductive Education Therapy for any child with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities.

Animal Krackers

Animal Krackers

Animal Krackers is an animal rescue and re-homing charity for cats, dogs and other animals. Established in 2002, they have a small team of unpaid volunteers who help to find loving homes for animals in the area, relying solely on charitable donations from the public.

County Durham Foodbank

County Durham Food Bank

Founded in late 2011, the foodbank has grown rapidly both in its coverage of the County and the numbers fed. Feeding 3,209 people in their first year, the charity now supports well over 16,000 a year, aided by a team of over 400 volunteers.

Wag & Co

Wag & Co.

Wag & Company is a registered charity enabling visiting dog teams to build meaningful new friendships with older dog lovers across the North East. They enable professionally assessed volunteers and their dogs to visit older dog lovers in their own homes or in care.

Meet the team

Our team of Charity Champions have a wealth of experience fundraising for various charities across the UK. Each team member has been involved in organising events ranging from golf tournaments, charity balls, endurance events and adrenaline challenges for charities close to their hearts.

Ricky Mingle
Ricky
Pamela Hamilton
Pam
Aidan Angus
Aidan
Kerry Thorpe
Kerry

Examples of our work

Zip Slide Heel and Toe GAS Staff raise over £3,000 for local charities in October - At Great Annual Savings, our staff are committed to making a significant difference to our community and support small charities in the local area who are most in need. During the month of October, generous members of staff came together to raise £3,171.50 through various fundraising activities. Alongside numerous internal activities such as our first Read More
GAS Boosts Local Foodbank Thanks to Generous Staff - The Group led a two-week appeal to support the vital local service, which is based at St Hild and St Helen Christian Fellowship , Dawdon, just a couple of miles from Great Annual Savings' HQ on Spectrum Business Park. In total, more than £600 worth of food was donated to the Foodbank, which gave out more than 400 Read More
Comic Releif GAS Staff Contribute to Comic Relief - Last week saw the return of the Group’s ‘Feel Fab Friday’ initiative to raise money for UK charity Comic Relief. Our GAS staff came together to raise money on Red Nose Day, contributing £2 to wear red casual clothes. Staff managed to raise £153 through staff donations, including money raised from slices of delicious homemade Read More
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