BIE has voted to support two main charities for 2022 – Drive Forward and the Alzheimer's Society. We also support several other charities throughout the year, including Macmillan Cancer Support 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.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. It campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Particularly close to our heart, we support with a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the year.