As a business, Sellick Partnership are committed to supporting the communities in which we work, and over the years have supported numerous causes close to our people’s hearts. This year is no different. Each of our offices have chosen causes that they are going to support in the coming twelve months, and we are delighted to formally announce them here. Derby – Treetops Hospice Care & me&dee Our team in Derby have chosen to support two causes this year. The first being Treetops Hospice Care. Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Laura McWha from the Corporate Partnerships team at Treetops Hospice Care said: “By choosing Treetops as your charity of the year, Sellick Partnership are choosing to support the free care that we provide to over 2,000 terminally ill patients, and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Being so local to Treetops, it is more than likely that at least one of your colleagues or clients has already had some sort of connection with the hospice, whether it is a family member or friend having used our services, or by attending one of our many events. For those members of staff and clients who might not have heard of Treetops, this will be a fantastic opportunity to tell people what we do and how, by supporting us, they can help to secure the future of their local free hospice.” You can find out more about Treetops Hospice Care here. The second charity our Derby team will be supporting in 2019 is me&dee. This Derby based charity provides holidays for adults and children facing life threatening and life shortening conditions and also supports military members with serious psychological and physical injuries in two holiday homes based in Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire. We have been supporting me&dee for a number of years now, with proceeds of our annual Midlands Charity Football Tournament being donated to the charity. Find out more about me&dee on their website. Leeds – Leeds Children’s Charity In Leeds, our team have decided to continue supporting their 2018 charity, Leeds Children’s Charity. This Leeds based charity works alongside Lineham Farm Children’s Centre to ensure that young people in need are supported. Leeds Children’s Charity creates happy childhood memories for families, with fun-filled, week long breaks. Find out more about Leeds Children’s Charity by visiting their website. Liverpool – Alder Hey Children’s Charity After some careful consideration, our Liverpool team have decided to support Alder Hey Children’s Charity in 2019. Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 275,000 patients and families they care for every year. The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure their surgeons and clinical staff have the most up-to-date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in patients. They also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as ward musicians, onsite magician and play specialists they have on every ward. Their ground-breaking ward-based chef programme ensures they deliver healthy and nutritionally balanced food to all patients when they need it most. Elinor Freestone, Corporate Fundraising Officer said: “We can only provide programmes like this which make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital truly unique with help from organisations such as yourselves. So thank you for helping us to add the magic to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.” You can find out more about Alder Hey Children’s Charity here. Manchester – Once Upon a Smile Over the next 12 months our Manchester office will be supporting Once Upon a Smile. Once Upon a Smile was founded in 2011, by Daniel Jillings and Danny Miller to provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families after it became apparent that there was a lack of support for families after the death of a loved one. Angela Griffiths, Fundraiser at the charity said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as Sellick Partnership's Manchester charity of the year for 2019/20, so far they have come across as a committed group already showing interest in events and fundraisers that we have planned this year. Employees from Sellick Partnership seem excited and motivated to not only raise funds, but volunteer for Once Upon a Smile. Funds raised and volunteer hours given during this partnership will enable Once Upon a Smile to continue to support bereaved families at their time of need” To find out more about the work Once Upon a Smile do, head over to their website. Newcastle – Anxious Minds and The Great North Children's Hospital Finally, our Newcastle office will be supporting two worthwhile causes in 2019, Anxious Minds and The Great North Children’s Hospital. Anxious Minds was founded in 2015 to help improve the mental well-being of people living in the North East. Their mission is to provide first-class support and education to individuals to help them manage and recover from mental health issues, specialising in anxiety and depression. To find out more about Anxious Minds, head over to their website. The Great North Children's Hospital was opened in 2010, bringing together paediatric services from across Newcastle. It is a referral centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The hospital is managed by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a teaching hospital for the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is one of only 14 such children's hospitals of its kind in the United Kingdom. “Being in hospital can be a daunting and worrying experience for children, young people and their families but the GNCH is designed to be as different from a traditional hospital as possible. With your generosity we can deliver world-class facilities to match the world-class expertise already provided at the GNCH.” You can find out more about The Great North Children's Hospital here. If you would like to find out more about the charities we supporting, or our additional CSR efforts that we are planning throughout 2019, please visit our website, or contact our CSR Committee directly. Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with our fundraising efforts on our LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages or the Insights page of our website.
The Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2018 are upon us, and the ceremony itself is fast approaching. The finalists have recently been announced and anticipation is growing for the reveal on Wednesday 13 June 2018 where this year’s winners will be declared. The Derby Telegraph Business Awards aim to celebrate success and recognise achievement of people and companies within Derbyshire who are making a real difference to the local community. Not only does winning an award mean recognition for the company and the important work they do, but it also boosts morale for the workforce too. Sellick Partnership sponsor the Derby Telegraph Business Not-for-Profit Organisation Award, and have done so for the past four years. Sponsoring the award is hugely important to us because we firmly believe that each winner’s achievements and contributions to Derbyshire need to be recognised and rewarded. Nikki Kinsey, Associate Director at Sellick Partnership is truly committed to working with not-for-profit organisations and believes that events like this are vital to recognise the work that these organisations do across the region. Awards like this are essential and allow us to build lasting relationships within Derby and the Midlands’ business community. We decided to take a look back at last year’s winner of the Derby Telegraph Not-for-Profit Organisation Award, Women’s Work, and find out why winning was important to them, and how achieving the award has impacted their organisation in a positive way. Women’s Work is a charity whose aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. Their work within the community is vitally important and they support over 750 women every year. We contacted Women’s Work and asked them what winning the award in 2017 meant to them, and how achieving the Not-for-Profit Organisation Award helped them to continue their life-changing work in the community. Diane Whitehead, Development Manager at Women’s Work said; “Women’s Work was delighted to receive the Derby Telegraph Business Not-for-Profit Organisation Award in 2017 as it represents public recognition of our successes and raises the profile of the charity with a broader audience. The coverage of the award in the Derby Telegraph recognised the professional approach of the charity in delivering support to disadvantaged and vulnerable women in Derbyshire, helping them make positive lifestyle choices to improve their overall health and wellbeing. “The acknowledgment of our success, both on our website and as part of our email footer, has a positive impact both with recipients and with staff who are proud to display evidence of our achievements. Peer recognition from other not-for-profit organisations reassures staff that their work is not taken for granted and is instrumental in fostering motivation and loyalty. Opportunities for celebration are limited in the environment in which we work and as such are very powerful when they occur. Success stories generate feelings of well-being and give incentive to staff who are often faced with difficult and negative scenarios. “The not-for-profit sector carries out amazing work but it is largely unrecognised. The Derby Business Telegraph Awards bring the silent heroes out of the shadows and into the limelight.” The awards final will take place on Wednesday 13 June 2018 at the Derby College Roundhouse, Derby. Good luck to all finalists for this year! To find out more about how Sellick Partnership supports the community click below. Related pages Careers advice Candidate resources Register your CV Browse roles