Cunningtons LLP: Community & Social Responsibility

Charity Work

At Cunningtons LLP we are proud to participate in the local community and help raise funds for a number of charities and causes. Most recently, we held a Halloween dress-up in support of ReThink, a charity centred around improving the lives of those affected by mental illnesses.

Our staff regularly volunteer to help out with events, such as marshalling marathons and bike races and doing a Christmas tree collection at the end of the year.

Some of the big fundraisers we’ve been involved with this year include the Wooden Spoon VetsFest rugby tournament, which was set up to raise money for disadvantaged kids in the Essex area. We also sponsored and attended a charity golf day, to help fund lifesaving equipment and services for local vulnerable children.

Cunningtons have a dress down day at the end of each month for MIND and Farleigh Hospice, and we are always looking to raise awareness and donate to other causes like World Dementia Day, Comic Relief and many more.

The ‘Keep Safe’ scheme

The ‘Keep Safe’ Scheme is an initiative set up by Braintree District Council and Essex Police, to support vulnerable people across the district.

In 2019, our branch at 2 Tofts Walk, Braintree, in Essex, registered with the scheme to become a ‘Safe Venue’, along with other venues in the local area. This means that if somebody is in a situation where they are feeling distressed (i.e. if they have misplaced their wallet/purse/bus pass of if they feel unsafe) they will then be aware that they can approach our branch as a safe venue and ask for help.  

Members of the public, who are signed up to the Keep Safe scheme, will carry a card and a keyring, which will contain details of someone they would like contacted if they are distressed. So, if someone should come in and show an official ‘Keep safe’ card or keyring, we need to ask them if they would like us to make a call for them and then telephone the number on the keyring/card and explain that the person who has come in needs their assistance.

More than 2,000 members of the public throughout Braintree, Halstead and Witham were signed up to the Scheme when our branch first joined as a safe venue in 2019.

This is a fantastic initiative and a brilliant way of supporting vulnerable and elderly people locally and we are very proud to be a part of it!  

More On Community & Social Responsibility

This September, two teams of golfers from Cunningtons took part in Daniel Robinson & Sons charity golf day to raise money to help pay for private physiotherapy and equipment for some local children. Along with other businesses in the Braintree area, we managed to raise a brilliant £47,836 through sponsors, charity auctions and the tombola.

The Wooden Spoon VetsFest 2022 was a massive rugby tournament made up of around 700 players from all corners of the country, competing to raise money for local disadvantaged kids. Aaron Coombs joined the Essex region team to seek donations- and they did just that. Essex ended up contributing an amazing 10% of the entire donations, with the total being over £85,000.

It’s not just sports that we get involved with to help out, we also support Will Aid and regularly complete pro bono work through Farleigh Hospice. Providing people with the ability to write a Will who may not be able to afford to is very rewarding, and Cunningtons are always happy to help those in need.

We don’t just to big events, our themed days in the office prove to be quite popular amongst the staff. Whether it’s “best dressed” or “quiz champion” we love to help charity and have fun doing it.