Corporate Social Responsibility

We have learnt that being a people-focused company is it’s own reward. We believe in giving something back, whether it’s to our staff, our customers or our community and are proud to be able to support and be involved with a number of important charities

In addition to our direct financial support, we often donate and volunteer our time to good causes. Whether it’s donating our VIP suite at London’s O2 arena as a prize, or taking part in fundraising events as a team, we like to be connected with and directly contributing to the good causes that are important to us.

Give and Gain day is a global celebration of the power of employer supported volunteering. We work closely with our local charity, We are Beams in Hextable. We help maintain their garden twice a year by; weeding, planting, painting, cleaning and general gardening duties.

We are Beams is a local charity that supports disabled children, young people and their families. The disabled children and young people who access their services will typically have one or more learning difficulty, complex health needs, physical or sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, Autism or severe ADHD.

Karen thank you for co-ordinating the Give and Gain day, can you please thank all the staff for their hard work. We were delighted with your generous donation of plants and all the hard work to make the garden look so beautiful. It was such a big space to tidy, plant, paint and clear.

Caroline Brinkman
Fundraising and Marketing Manager

 

Best Companies Day challenges organisations to really shout about their accreditation in fun and meaningful ways. It’s a day for national celebration of the brilliant people behind Britains best place to work.
Each division chose a theme, dressed up in fancy dress and decorated their department. It was a fun filled day celebrating our amazing achievements with games and great food.

We had a fun filled day celebrating our amazing achievements with games, great food and each department made such an effort in dressing up in their chosen theme.

Karen Hearn
Marketing and Events Executive

 

Magpie dance was chosen as Natwest’s charity for their annual bowling fundraising event. We were invited to get a team together and participate in bowling. The fun evening included lovely food, drink, networking and most importantly raising money for Magpie Dance. Approximately £2000 was raised through the help of FLR Spectron and other local companies.
Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities.  They believe that a learning disability should not be a barrier to personal and artistic success. Through dance, their participants gain life, social and communication skills with added health and well-being benefits.

I wanted to send a thank you to your team for joining such a fun night out last night at bowling, it was lovely to see so many people having fun after work supporting children with heart disease.

The event raised £1,786, which will make such a massive difference in supporting children with heart conditions and their families.

Samantha Johnson
Chief Executive ECHO

 

Michelle Williams, Sue Colquitt, Kelly Rice, Tracey Gills, Katharyn Gladwell, Nicole Sutherland and Karen Hearn all participated in the Breast Cancer Charity Night Walk, they either Walked the Full Moon Marathon 26.2 miles or the Half Moon 13.1 in decorated bra’s whilst raising money and Breast Cancer Awareness. We raised £1538

It was such an inspirational challenge and experience, some parts were hard, but I kept thinking why I was doing it and what a great cause it was, I would definitely do it again.

Karen Hearn
Events & Marketing Executive

 

The Variety Club Golf Society was founded in 1965 and raises money to purchase Sunshine Coaches for schools and care centres looking after disabled and disadvantaged children.

FLR Spectron is a terrific supporter of ours and we are delighted that they have enabled us to provide a coach to Kingswood School.

Peter Stovold
Executive Director

 

Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity, able to make a difference to the lives of children all across the UK. They provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. We take part in Children in Need every year, we dress up, play games, host raffles and each bring in a dish for our buffet lunch.

Children in Need was a fantastic day with amazing prizes donated by customers and suppliers for our raffle, worst dressed competition and our colleague and colleague quiz. It was great fun to arrange and the terrible fancy dress was worth it as we raised £1000 for Children in Need.

Gemma Ramsden
Mobile Team Manager

 

We are proud sponsors of Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club. Two of the players required new power chairs for their next season. Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club had paid for one and they needed help raising funds for the other, which was for Abigail, She had already raised £3500 and needed another £2000.

Steve Bestwick who is an ex-employee of FLR Spectron and has a son who plays for Sevenoaks Power Chair Football approached FLR Spectron to see if we could help in any way.

FLR Spectron staff members participated in a 24hr table tennis-a-thon, each staff member that took part donated £100. It started at 6pm on the Thursday night and went through to 6pm on the Friday, there were food and refreshments throughout the night to help them keep going.

Michelle and Peter completed a skydive, at Go Sky Dive in Salisbury on 29th June which also went towards raising funds.

Sevenoaks Powerchair Football Club provide social and footballing opportunities for people with physical disabilities and their families, with playing members ranging from 7 to 27 years old. As a charity we fundraise in order to be sustainable and this is where FLR Spectron stepped in to assist us. The sponsorship we’ve received from them has been incredible. Their willingness to help has enabled us to provide equipment and activity for our players and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

FLR Spectron have regularly kept in touch and staff have even visited us at our training sessions to see for themselves just how much their sponsorship has helped us. They truly are a family orientated company and we are extremely grateful for their continued support. Our players are proud to wear the FLR Spectron logo on their shirts when representing the club in competition.

Adam McEvoy
National Development Manager

 

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief’s appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with its sister project Sport Relief. The last couple of years we have dressed up in red, played games, baked cakes and sold them to staff, neighbours and customers.

 

Beams arranged the Colour Dash event which we sponsored in 2016 and 2017 at Jeskyns community Woodland, Gravesend. FLR Spectron staff members, family and friends participated in the family 5k, you could run, skip or walk around the park, where coloured powder was thrown at you at every 1km marker. This was enjoyed by everyone involved.

Thank you very much for sponsoring and taking park in the Colour Dash event at Jeskyn’s Community Woodland. We are grateful for your support. It was a great day with over 550 participants raising £12,000 towards disabled children’s holiday play schemes this summer. This will mean a great deal of difference to the children that would otherwise not have anything to look forward to during the school break. We could have not achieved this without the army of volunteers that turned up on the day.

Caroline Brinkman
Fundraising and Marketing Manager 

 


A Cupcake day was organised at FLR Spectron’s Head office in June 2017, where staff members baked cakes and sold them to staff, customers and neighbours, we raised £1020 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Alzheimer’s Society is a Charity very close to my heart, and It was wonderful that our team took the time and effort to get together for the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake day, everyone participated by baking, purchasing cakes and participating in a numerous amount of competitions we put together, including a Hula Hoop Competition! I am looking forward to arranging the next one!

Kelly Rice 
Finance Adim Officer 

 

The Caribbean Social Forum started in January 2015 for anyone over the age of fifty to go along and meet new friends for a social afternoon. They vary their programme each week to include speakers, demonstrations, games and much more. We donated a printer for their administration work and a bingo machine for the members to play.

I appreciate your kindness towards us and may the good lord bless you always.

Pamela Franklin

 

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Natasha and Stuart took on the challenge of doing a Tandem Sky dive on 27th April in aid of We are Beams, raising over £2,190 in sponsorship.

It was always something Natasha and myself wanted to do so when we heard that Beams were offering dives, we thought what better opportunity to do it, by raising funds for such a great cause. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit anxious in the build up to it, and when you are going up in the plane, every feeling turns to enjoyment and without doubt was one of the most amazing experiences. We would both 110% do one again and recommend it to anyone!

Stuart Eddicott
Telecoms Sales Executive

 

Matt Bull and Mark Cornford, two of our Telecoms engineers took part in the Cardiff to Colchester bike ride along with 60 other riders. Cardiff to Bath, Bath to London & London to Colchester, 260 miles covered in 3 days. Over £70,000 was raised for Magic Moments. Magic moments charity support children and their families who are connected to one of the 12 hospices they support.

Going into this challenge was a bit daunting as the total and per day mileage was a lot, but everyone really rallied together to help each other get to the end and raise loads of funds for a very worthy cause. It was an amazing feeling and experience once completed.

Matthew Bull
Telecoms Engineer

 

For the last few years we have been proud sponsors of the Largs Colts football team in Scotland where we sponsored their football kit.

FLR Spectron has been instrumental in keeping this group, of now young men, together and learning the positive benefits of teamwork, commitment, hard work and respect as they have developed through their high school years. We have been very fortunate to have enjoyed the support of FLR Spectron over the last few years and there will be a legacy of benefit as we pass down our used FLR Spectron kits to younger upcoming groups/teams.

Steve Huthwaite
Largs Colts – Largs Thistle