Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but we also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, employees to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything we do, and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our employees, our customers and grow our business.
Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting one of their clients, who is taking part in a fundraising cycle ride to raise money for charity.
Jerry Lane is security manager at Kingdom’s client BCA (British Car Auctions). He is going to be cycling from London to Paris in September – a cycle ride of over 230 miles in 3 days – along with other colleagues from BCA in order to raise money for the charity Action for A-T.
A-T stands for Ataxia Telangiectasia, which is a rare neurodegenerative inherited disease that affects many parts of the body and causes severe disability. It is progressive and affects the cerebellum (the body’s motor control centre) and in about 70% of cases also weakens the immune system leading to respiratory disorders. The condition first shows itself in early childhood, i.e. the toddler stage. The symptoms are lack of balance, slurred speech and perhaps a more than normal number of infections. All children at this age take a little while to develop good walking skills, coherent speech and an effective immune system so it may be some years before A-T is properly diagnosed. On top of the severe physical disabilities children with A-T must face, 1 in 4 children with A-T will develop cancer or severe lung disease and more than half will die before they are out of their teens.
Congratulations to John Roberts (pictured on the right), one of Kingdom’s training officers in the Environmental Protection Division, who has recently run a half marathon in order to raise money for charity.
John ran the Southend half marathon on Sunday 9th July along with his two brothers, James and Robert, in order to raise money for Havens Hospices.
Fair Havens Hospice is in Westcliff on Sea in Essex, and Little Havens Hospice is in Benfleet in Essex. Havens Hospices are there to help families that have been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, and that all that can be done is make their life comfortable.
Kingdom is very proud to have made a charitable donation in order to support Newton Boys and Girls Club. Located near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows, the Newton Boys and Girls Club is a youth club open to all children and young people between the ages of 8-18 in the area.
Newton Boys and Girls Club is a registered charity founded in 1962. It offers a range of fun activities, along with support and education in a safe environment with an aim to help its members become caring and responsible citizens.
The premises have been need of refurbishment for some time now but thanks to a major grant £250,000 from The Hamilton Davies Trust, as well as support from Kingdom and other local companies, the building will soon undergo a series of exciting changes to transform it into a modern state of the art youth club.
Kingdom has been very pleased to sponsor the daughter of one of their colleagues who has been raising money for charity.
16 year old Sophie Fairhurst is the daughter of Anne Fairhurst, a Management Accountant at Kingdom.
Sophie took part in a 13 mile walk on Monday 17th July wearing fancy dress in order to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
15 Kingdom colleagues are to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
on Saturday 1st July to raise money for charity, and Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting this huge team effort.
The team will be wearing t-shirts on the day with the Kingdom logo saying “Kingdom Conquers the Three Peaks”.
Explaining why they are undertaking this challenge, Emma England, Security Admin Assistant at Drax, said:
Kingdom is pleased to be supporting Paul Walsh, who is taking part in the The National Three Peaks Challenge
along with two friends and his brother-in-law in order to raise money for The Christie Hospital
Paul is the son of Patrick Walsh (pictured right), who was a manager at Kingdom from 2004 and played a crucial role within the business. Patrick was an incredibly popular colleague at Kingdom who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and sadly passed away in 2014 aged 62 after a short battle with the illness.
Paul briefly represented Kingdom and has attended many social gatherings with colleagues. As well as losing his beloved father, who was his best friend and who died holding his hand, Paul also lost his mother and his sister to cancer all within the relatively short time period of 15 years.