Corporate Social Responsibility
Our responsibility towards the community
Life is busy for everyone and it is far too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day without giving a thought for others. While there are many people in need in the world, at Brickendon we are currently supporting two particular charities: the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK and Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from all our locations around the world, in a bid to try and give something back to society.
In 2017, we were delighted to be one of the headline sponsors of Doctors Adrift, who raised £100,000 for MSF/Doctors Without Borders by rowing across the Indian Ocean in a record-breaking 56 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes..Christopher Burke
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. It provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through publications, the National Dementia Helpline, a website, and almost 3,000 local services. The charity campaigns for a better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia. They also fund an innovative programme of medical and social research into the cause, cure and prevention of dementia and the care people receive.
Doctors without Borders, also known as Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic disease. Its aim is to provide emergency medical assistance to people caught in crisis around the world, and publicly highlight their plight. In 2015, the charity provided more than 8.6 million medical consultations for people in 69 countries.
CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. Their fight is funded with money raised by big hearted business and community leaders who pledge to sleep outdoors for one night to raise awareness and sponsorship from their business contacts and friends. The money raised is put to work fighting homelessness and poverty in cities across the UK. Brickendon’s CEO Christopher Burke took part in 2017 and will be joining other business leaders again in 2018 at lords Cricket Ground in London.