Here at Agility we strongly believe in our core values integrity, flexibility and enthusiasm. We endeavour to take pride in our commitment to our corporate social responsibility plan and feel proud in our success stories over the years.
Agility has always had a desire to support charities locally, nationally and internationally. With individuals’ challenges or team activities we always have the enthusiasm and support from all members of staff and their family.
All the charities we support have a special personal connection with someone associated with the company. We don’t just focus on raising funds but understand how valuable volunteering our time is to some of the charities we support.Enquire now
To further support our corporate social responsibility plan in 2019 we embarked on an ambitious ISO application process. This was for three separate standards in Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental. As a business we achieved triple ISO accreditation in October 2019 for all three standards. This wouldn’t have happened without the hard work, dedication and commitment of all the staff.
“This is a fantastic achievement and another milestone in the development of the company. It will ensure that we continue to improve the way we do things in the future.” Keith Townsend, Managing Director
Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
How Agility helped? We are able to raise money by recycling postage stamps. Whether they’re British or overseas, new or used, we send them to the charity for them to turn your old postage stamps into funds to support breast cancer research.
The British Heart Foundation provide lifesaving research and offer support to heart patients.
How Agility helped? We arranged sweet treats and cakes for staff to celebrate Valentines day and what do you love about working at Agility. Our donation was given to the British Heart Foundation.
Maggs was founded in 1984 after a homeless man died after years of sleeping rough on the streets. His death prompted members of several local churches to come together and form an action group. This group formed a day centre based in the former St Albans church for helping the homeless people of Worcester.
How Agility helped? With our dress down money we purchased breakfast items. Members of staff took it in turns each Thursday morning during January and February at 7am to cook breakfast. This meant that with supplying the food the homeless people of Worcester were able to have a free of charge breakfast.
With our connections with St Johns CE Academy School, Bromsgrove we asked the students if they had any old ruck sacks or sleeping bags which were no longer needed to also donate to the day centre.
“Thank you so for all your support and please pass on our thanks to your colleagues. I hope that it gave everyone an insight to the work we do and increased their knowledge about homelessness.
Offering people the opportunity of volunteering is an effective way of raising our profile.” Val Turner, Volunteer Coordinator
The Trussell Trust run the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. The B30 Foodbank is based at The Cotteridge Church in Birmingham.
How Agility helped? Working with Vicarage Court we made a large donation of 60.95kg of food items.
In over 100 countries including the UK, we help children stay safe, healthy and learning. We lead the way on tackling big problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while ensuring each child’s unique needs are cared for.
Christmas Jumper Day.
How Agility helped? like last year all the staff at Agility took part in save the children’s Christmas jumper day. All staff took part in the festive fun and fundraising by wearing a festive jumper or outfit on Friday 13 December 2020 and donating money raised to the charity.
We all love and get excited for Christmas. But for millions of children in Worcestershire, Christmas is a difficult time of year. The festive pinch sees struggling families unable to afford the cost of Christmas, and for the 1 in 3 children living in poverty in the UK, presents are a luxury their parents can’t afford.
How Agility helped? Instead of organising secret Santa in the office for staff. We decided to instead purchase a Christmas present for a child. We collected over 70 gifts for the local children and help support Mission Christmas.
“Thanks you so much! Amazing effort” Tom Reeves, Charity Fundraising Executive
How Agility helped? We collected during the year our empty crisp packs. The used packets were recycled and turned into life-saving funds for the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.
“Thank you for your email and for kindly supporting us by recycling crisp packets!” Nick Turrell, Head of Community Fundraising
Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter is a charity that provides a home for stray dogs and cats as well as an adoption and rehoming service based in Malvern, Worcestershire.
How Agility helped? On 26 October 2019 a group of staff and their family members volunteered at the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Centre. Along with our dress down money each week in October we purchased paint and plants to be able to spend a Saturday painting and constructing an exercise run for the dogs at the shelter. We also took donations from staff of blankets and treats for the cats and dogs at the centre.
“Thanks for all the work. It’s still an ongoing project, but it’s slowly getting there” Claire, Centre Manager
This is your day to wear pink, raise money and help make life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing care happen.
How Agility helped? We encouraged staff to wear pink to work on the 18 October 2019 and with our dress down Friday money and additional donations were raised for the charity.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.
How Agility helped? Staff baked items to sell and raise money for Macmillan Coffee Morning, we raised in total £112.67.
A children’s charity that helps community-based projects build capacity where funding, guidance, training and resources are needed to promote and embed family and community-based care.
How Agility helped? We decided that the boxes of charity sweets that we did have in the office didn’t raise any awareness or much money for the charities, so we set up our own tuck shop in the office. We sell cans of drinks, packets of crisps and sweets, for 50p per item. Profits from both the tuck shop and dress down Friday money we made a half year donation of £250.
FORTIS Living, are one of Worcestershire’s largest social housing providers, and are always encouraging volunteers to come forward to help keep a community garden in top condition. Droitwich residents get involved in the Winslow Avenue garden space. The garden in Droitwich, which opened in the summer of 2014, is currently cared for by volunteers.
How Agility helped? Members of staff volunteered to help in the garden in Droitwich Spa. This involved digging out an old pond, weeding and general maintenance in the garden space.
“Just a quick one to say thank you so much for your help yesterday. Your guys went well above and beyond with what they did for us!
The volunteers can now get on with getting the pond ready for the RHS inspection.” Chris Colley, Community Officer, Fortis Living
We joined forces with Hewitt Recruitment to help purchase Easter Eggs for the disadvantaged children and young people across Worcestershire. All the Easter egg donations were given to the YSS or Worcester Community Trust to be shared amongst young people who may otherwise missed out.
How Agility helped? Following a cake sale at the office and at Vicarage court we were able to purchase 168 Easter eggs to be given out.
“Absolutely incredible! Our whole team is so overwhelmed by the amount, there’s going to be lots of very happy children! Thanks again for your brilliant efforts” Verity Hudson, Social Medial & Marketing Executive, Hewett Recruitment.
Primrose Hospice is an independent charity, offering support and advice to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families in the North Worcestershire area.
How Agility helped? Victec, a customer of Agility hosted a quiz night and raffle. Agility sold a number of raffle tickets and entered two teams into the quiz. The evening was a great success and raised £2531 for the charity.
Red Nose Day 2019 was a fundraising event organised by Comic Relief during March.
How Agility helped? Staff made cakes and savory treats for a sale in the office, we raised £108 for the charity.
A small local charity that help young people who are homeless or have problems living at home in Bromsgrove. The Basement is a safe, secure environment and offers some stability to young people. The aim of the charity is to help people find a home, keep it and to live independently, whilst considering their future.
How Agility helped? The Basement Project provide a food bank to people who are homeless or struggling financially. Staff all added a few extra food items and toiletries to their weekly shop, and we made a donation to the food bank.
“We want to say a big Thank You for the food parcels and toiletries you donated recently. All the support we receive means we are able to make sure our clients have all the essentials they may need. We are grateful to all our supporters, like yourself, for allowing us to make this possible.” The Basement Staff
Headway is a charity that supports individuals and families for those who are connected with brain injury, whether it be a direct individual or a family member, friend.
How Agility helped?
Headway is a charity close to our hearts here at Agility following a staff member who was supported by the charity following a sudden and unexpected illness back in January 2017. They provided support throughout their surgery and during recovery to the entire family.
During 2017 we raised over £1,412 for Headway Coventry & Warwickshire by having weekly Dress Down days and other fund-raising events throughout the year.
The Rees Foundation is a charity that supports young people and adults who’ve had foster care or residential care experience. They are there to make sure that anyone with care experience can get the support they need to help them achieve their maximum potential.
How Agility helped?
Agility took part in a 24hour kart race at the ‘Circuit du Alain Prost’ which was a real test of endurance, and covered around 1,000 miles. The equivalent of driving from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back to Glasgow again. Agility Fleet raised £8,000 for the Rees Foundation with help from sponsors, generous customers and friends.
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