At Southerns, we place a high value on our ties to local communities and look to support a variety of local charities and organisations, as well as national organisations.
We work with local hospices and assist in their fundraising activities in addition to making regular donations. We have close links with the Pendleside Hospice and members of the Southerns’ team carry out a number of sponsored activities throughout the year, including the Midnight Walk, to help raise funds. We have also recently supported the Trinity Hospice which includes the Brian House Children’s Hospice in Blackpool, as well as supporting The Blackpool Boys and Girl club in a Trustee role.
We support the SAMS charity in Blackburn, by collecting Christmas gifts and Easter Eggs for distribution to local children each year.
We sponsor local and youth teams including under 16s football team Fulledge Colts and Nelson Cricket Club.
We support the Burnley Branch of national homeless charity Emmaus which offers homeless people a home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment.
Our staff members take part in the annual Race for Life to help raise funds for breast cancer research.
Our staff members have also acted as mentors for:-
- The National Enterprise Assistance Scheme run by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce;
- Community and Business Partners and
- The Guardian Angels Entrepreneurs’ Network Scheme.
We are also committed to undertaking an amount of pro bono legal work as well as offering our services via The Citizens Advice Bureau on a rota basis.