We are dedicated to corporate social responsibility, focused on giving back to our local community of Harrogate.
We are ambassadors within our community and our staff are active in supporting local initiatives and charities including a Harrogate-based charity, nominated annually by our staff. Our fundraising includes participating in community events and activities throughout the year.
We also recognise the need to look at our environmental footprint with the aim of finding ways to minimise our impact on the local community. By reducing our impact on the environment we encourage and support sustainability. We have recently introduced our Sustainability and Carbon Reduction plan at Raworths which aims to achieve a positive impact on the environment, our people and business.
We are enthusiastic and care about what we do.
Our Charity of the Year (2022) is Vision Support Harrogate District, chosen by our people.
Vision Support Harrogate District exists to support visually impaired people in Harrogate, Ripon and the surrounding district. The charity seeks to enable visually impaired local people to live independently and provide opportunities to meet and interact with other visually impaired people.
For more information visit: www.vshd.org.uk
Friday 26 November 2021 was the inaugural Green Jumper Day. The aim of the charity behind the initiative is to raise awareness about the steps we can all take, big and small, to help mitigate climate change. Read more about our involvement – please click here
We are delighted to be a principal business partner to Ripon Cathedral. Read more about our business partnership by clicking here.
The alliance means that we are playing a vital part in supporting the preservation and development of the Cathedral which is an iconic landmark and one of the oldest cathedrals in England.
For more information visit: www.riponcathedral.org.uk
Dementia Friends is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society. A Dementia Friend learns about what it is like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. A dementia friendly action could be as simple as never again using the terms ‘dementia sufferer’ but instead using ‘person living with dementia’, getting involved with Dementia Research or visiting someone who is living with dementia.
Katie Watts, one of our Solicitors and a Dementia Champion, runs regular Dementia Friends sessions for our teams. Those who have attended become Dementia Friends and increase their awareness of dementia.
For more information visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk
We have been a member of Saint Michael’s Business 500 Club for many years. It is a community of businesses helping families living with terminal illness and bereavement now and in the future.
By being a member of the Business 500 Club, we are supporting St Michael’s Hospice strategy of service improvement and expansion that aims to offer more care to more people.
For more information visit: saintmichaelshospice.org/fundraising/corporate-giving/business-500-club