Charitable Giving

 “No one has ever become poor by giving.”
Anne Frank  

We like to support charities that are close to the hearts of our staff, suppliers, and customers and judge each request on its merits. We also have a policy of doubling all staff charitable donations.  

Unfortunately, we are unable to support personal appeals on behalf of individuals, including overseas trips.  

SureSet's latest fundraiser is… 

SureSet's Making up the Miles...

In March the SureSet staff went on a #charityjourney to raise money for Sports Relief "making up the miles". The challenge was for our staff to collectively make up the distance of 350 miles between two sports related SureSet projects - the famous Manchester City FC and the popular outdoor Jubilee swimming pool in Penzance. Well, we have smashed the 350 mile challenge by completing 421.15 Miles. By doing this we have raised a grand total of £336.65 for Sports Relief. Well Done Team. 

Our distances were made up of our employee's sports related hobbies such as swimming, cycling, walking, running and dancing.  

If you wish to support the SureSet #charityjourney in aid of #SportsRelief, please visit our just giving page.  

As the Bath Half Marathon was cancelled due to the weather #StormEmma, Hugh, Duncan, Georgia and Dan couldn’t complete the race. The money raised will still be going to their chosen charities, but they will all be doing something different…

Duncan will be taking part in a Triathlon in San Francesco in America at the end of May. He is also taking part in the Immortal Triple Crown at Stourhead all money raised will be going to Dorthey’s House.

Georgia has signed up for a Tough Mudder in August and the Race for Life 10K. All money raised will be going to CLIC Sargent.

Dan is looking to do the Frome Half Marthon with the money raised going to Prostate Cancer UK.

Hugh is doing quite a few races throughout the rest of the year which includes, Frome Half Marathon, Great North Run and the Yorkshire Half Marathon. All the money raised will be going to Dorthey’s House

Joni Withers will also be completing a 20km walk to raise money for a local friend Lisa Wells, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer just 13 weeks after giving birth to her 2nd child. You can read Lisas story here.

On 6 January 2018, we helped Dorothy House to raise funds by collecting Christmas trees!  Overall the collection was a tremendous success, with a total of £12,800 raised across the nine local postcode areas.

Our SureSet Super Cyclists raised nearly £500 for 2017 Children in Need. You can read the Blog here.

In July 2017, Hugh Haines took part in a charity fundraising boxing match last to raise funds for Dorothy House Hospice Care in memory of his father, Nicholas. Hugh not only ‘smashed’ his opponent, he also smashed his fundraising target of £750 and raised a whopping £1,256.00!

SureSet Superheroes – characters based on similarities they shared with that staff member started as a ‘Ned’ joke and ended up raising more than £200 for the MS Trust.

Our Office Administrator, Astra Coath has been friends with Lara Latchem since they were at Primary School. So, when Lara’s Son Henry needed a new wheelchair Astra couldn’t wait to help and immediately began organising a company ‘cake sale’ to raise funds to support Henry. The fundraising took place on March 6 and a total of £181.00 was raised by staff and small local businesses, SureSet matched this amount to make a whopping £362.00! Astra is sure the family will be thrilled! 

#LittleStar - Christmas 2015 we are supporting Alexander’s Appeal. Aged two, Alexander was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and needs to raise money to go to America for treatment.    

Headway and Breakthrough Breast Cancer - by either bravely volunteering for SureShave or to run the Virgin London Marathon, SureSet staff raised more than £1324.12.    

Text Santa - Christmas 2014 we produced 'Christmas Samples' and made a donation for each one we sent out.  

Hope and Homes for Children: we supported a fundraising screening of the double BAFTA award winning film Finding Family by Oggi Tomic.  

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal: our fabulous Installation Team hand created a number of limited edition SureSet poppies to raise funds for the 2014 Poppy Appeal.  

Greg White, Director of our Approved Installer GLW Building and Landscapes, to climb Mount Snowdon to raise funds for his step brother, who has spinal injuries.  

The South West Children’s Hospice in a Christmas poster appeal.  

Richard Wheeler from our local haulier, JF Pearce, on a London to Paris cycle ride to raise money for Kidney Research UK.  

Our Warehouse Manager, Matt Coath to run the Bath half marathon for Bath Cat and Dogs home.  

Jim Newton, Ben Shave and Matt Coath from SureSet ran a half marathon for LOROS, a care hospice in Leicester.  

Lisa Griggs from BALI to skydive 10,000ft in support of the NSPCC.  

Thespian staff member John Fletcher raised money for Prostate Cancer when he had to shave his head for the lead male role in a local production of Calendar Girls.  

Our Chairman Peter Watts sings sea shanties with the Wareham Whalers, raise money to support the Wareham and Purbeck Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

Children with Leukaemia. Worked with DIY SOS for Children in Need for Little Miracles, Peterborough.  

Sponsored the charity magazine, Foresters Fund.  

We also get (a little too!) enthusiastically involved in fundraising days including Movember, Wear it Pink, Race for Life, Comic Relief and Children in Need.