Giving back is important to us. We encourage all our people to get involved, to raise money and volunteer, positively impacting people and our local communities.
BIE has voted to support two main charities for 2021 – Drive Forward and Macmillan Cancer Support. We also support several other charities throughout the year, including Save the Children and Breast Cancer UK. Many of our team also partake in charity work outside of their working day. We are proud of our team and the difference we make.
Drive forward was to set up to support young adults leaving foster or residential care to achieve their full potential with exciting and sustainable employment opportunities. BIE supports the Drive Forward Lunch Club, a drop-in careers session for young care leavers, helping with online applications, CVs, cover letters and preparing young adults for upcoming interviews.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Particularly close to our heart, we support with a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year.