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Charity

Charity is a huge part of our business model at ITVET. We encourage our team to get involved in local and national charity initiatives and make it part of their everyday life. As a company, we invest heavily in our local community and build strong relationships with our charity partners.

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Charity

Charity is a huge part of our business model at ITVET. We encourage our team to get involved in local and national charity initiatives and make it part of their everyday life. As a company, we invest heavily in our local community and build strong relationships with our charity partners.

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Stortford Heroes

ITVET have created a charity, Stortford Heroes, to give back to those in our community who support us all, and often go unnoticed. The charity’s goal is to benefit our local community by organising fundraising and community initiatives.

Community fridge project

Stortford Heroes next initiative is to set up a community fridge project within the town of Bishop’s Stortford. Community fridge projects reduce food waste and empower local communities to embrace the circular economy. To do this, we’ll work closely with local shops and supermarkets to rescue leftover food and prevent it from going to landfill.

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Examples Of ITVET's CSR Work

We’re extremely proud to have set up Stortford Heroes charity to help support our local community. We already have some great community initiatives in the pipeline that we’re really excited about. As a company, we strongly believe that it’s important to give back to our community.

Richard Fountain
CEO of ITVET

12 Days of Giving initiative

We hosted our ‘12 Days of Giving’ community initiative during the Christmas period of 2021. Our team kindly donated resources to 12 local causes. We helped our local food bank, dropped off chocolate gifts to local pharmacists, donated pet food to an animal shelter, and many more.

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12 local causes that we supported

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St Clare Hospice logo
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We had a lovely time at our Christmas meal at the Coach & Horses. We couldn’t have held the event without the kind sponsorship of ITVET who provided our transport with Anita’s Coaches!

Annabelle Caley
Centre Manager at The New Apton Centre, Age Concern
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Free music festival

Saturday 16th July 2022

We hosted Stortford Heroes Party in the Park to celebrate our local community heroes such as key workers, NHS staff, teachers and carers. We invited our community and treated our heroes to a day of free music, food, drink, and activities.

The lineup

The Brand New Heavies • The Hoosiers • BBC Introducing • Kelli-Leigh • Kyra Vidal • Scarlet Thomas • Maystones • Simon Brodkin

Free family activities

Food and Drink • Kid Characters • Kids Crafts • Splash Area • Face Painting • Kids Disco • Mini-Steam • Railway • 14 Charity Stalls

The Festival Crowd At Stortford Heroes Party In The Park

All proceeds from this event went to our four headline charities:

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Community fundraising and local initiatives

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Provides food to help people overcome a crisis

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MENCAP supports people with learning difficulties

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Holiday Centre for people with special needs

Our charity and community projects

ITVET litter pick team

Community litter pick

Our team went out litter picking in Bishop’s Stortford along the river and within the town centre.

Three paid voluntary days per year

Our team receives three paid voluntary days each year to support a charity of their choice.

A Defibrillator Outside ITVET's Head Office

Community defibrillator

We installed a defibrillator outside our office for community use.

JLL's Christmas Website

Christmas charity website

We were delighted to support and help our client JLL to raise money for homeless and children’s charities.

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Our 2021 Charity of the Year: Wiggly Willow

Our 2021 charity of the year was Wiggly Willow. They run an affordably priced café in Bishop’s Stortford that focuses on supporting adults with special educational needs and delivering low-cost training in the community.

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  • Two Wiggly Willow Members Cooking
  • The Wiggly Willow Team Stretching
  • Four Members Of Wiggly Willow Team With Hands In The Air

To support Wiggly Willow we have

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Completed a team fundraising walking challenge

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Delivered digital skills training and provided technical support

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Raised money during the Christmas period

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Re-created their logo in high-definition

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Donated two refurbished PCs

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Created their brand new website

Our CSR team meets regularly to drive our community efforts:

  • Coordinates our Laptops for Schools initiative
  • Organises community events like Stortford Heroes, Party in the Park
  • Gets involved with litter picking
  • Coordinates charity initiatives like the 12 Days of Giving
  • Responds to charity and community requests in the business such as the local homeless night shelter renovation
  • Comes up with creative CSR ideas
  • Works closely with our local community partners

Charity has been a central component of my time at ITVET. There are always opportunities to get involved with the wider team to make a real difference to our local community. Since starting, I have litter picked, helped plan the Party in the Park event, and got involved with the Christmas initiative “12 Days of Giving”. This is encouraged by the culture of ITVET and makes my job much more rewarding.

Emily Rafferty
ITVET Marketing Team
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Charity has been a central component of my time at ITVET. There are always opportunities to get involved with the wider team to make a real difference to our local community. Since starting, I have litter picked, helped plan the Party in the Park event, and got involved with the Christmas initiative “12 Days of Giving”. This is encouraged by the culture of ITVET and makes my job much more rewarding.

Emily Rafferty
ITVET Marketing Team

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