Since 2014, Burgoynes has supported a nominated charity. Nominations and votes for charities are open to all members of personnel, with the only criteria being that the charity should be smaller in size and ‘non-mainstream’. The selected charity is supported for a period of two years.
Burgoynes also maintains a matched-sponsorship fund, which is available to members of personnel who are undertaking sponsored events in their own time. By operating such a scheme, Burgoynes had supported many other charities through the endeavours of our staff who have walked, run, cycled and swam in various events. These events are reported on our news pages.
Burgoynes current charity for 2022-2024 is Tiny Toes.
Tiny Toes is a charitable appeal - run by the East Kent Hospitals Charity - that supports the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
Tiny Toes helps to provide state of the art equipment and additional equipment not available through NHS funding. In addition, the charity helps to provide extra support to parents and babies. In particular, Tiny Toes strives to make the NICU feel less hospital-like and more welcoming for families, with on-site parent accommodation and facilities, which makes a huge difference when parents are faced with a stressful and worrying situation, particularly for those with very sick children.
Burgoynes hopes that our donation to Tiny Toes will help to fund more projects, with plans to improve the family accommodation and to provide additional equipment. For more information about the charity, please visit their website at www.ekhcharity.org.uk/about-us/tiny-toes
The charities that previously have received our support are:
Taylor-Made Dreams, a charity that operates in the south-east of England and enables children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses to achieve their dreams.
Shelterbox, which provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.
St Francis Hospice, a community based hospice that provides ‘hospice at home’ services, day care and in-patient care to people resident in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and south-west Essex who are suffering from a life-limiting illness.
BRACE, a research-based charity for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.