The company has always been committed to supporting its local community through support of charities, local groups and environmental bodies.
In 2013 the company established its very own charity. The 'George Cox Foundation'. The charity is run by a board of volunteers (trustees and representatives) from the staff and operatives known as the 'Working Group'. The board meets on a bi-monthly basis and the function of the group is two-fold: -
A Charitable Trust
It is the company's representatives who are responsible for proposing community and charitable projects to support and assist by donations of money, time and resources. Monies are provided by a share of the company's profits and means of charitable donations through sponsored events.
Recent donations, schemes and events have included: -
- Cash for Kids Toy Appeal
- Dementia Care Centre, Stockport
- Norbreck Scouts, Blackpool
- Sponsored events including the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride, the 3 Peaks Challenge and most recently a Tandem Skydive
This year's chosen charity is Ethan's Gift. This charity was established to raise both funds and awareness of congenital heart defects in children and to enable those with the condition to be able to lead a fulfilling and normal life. For more information see www.ethansgift.co.uk
A Working Group
George Cox & Sons believe that it's the people in the company that are integral to its success. The working group gives the workforce a platform to voice their suggestions and opinions as a means to: -
- improve communication throughout the organisation by providing updates on company strategy and policy
- provide a forum to discuss improvements in working practices and procedures; helping the company be more efficient and improve quality
- organise and coordinate of Internal company activities and events (recent events have included Football Tournaments & Go-Karting)
Jamie Gledhill with Jonathan Billings of The Wellspring (Stockport) on 24th June 2015 donating the equipment for their new games room. This included a 47" Panasonic TV, XBOX 360, PS3, additional controllers and £450 in Argos Vouchers. The total donation from the George Cox Foundation was in the region of £1,500.00
11 employees from George Cox took part in the 60 mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool in July 2015 and in the process raised £1800 in aid of Christie's Hospital
The company took to the skies on Sunday 14 September 2014 to raise funds in aid of Ethan's Gift, the company's chosen charity for 2014.
Within 7 months of suffering a near fatal heart attack Kevin Holroyd (second from the left hand side) was leading a group of his colleagues at George Cox & Sons on the epic 3 Peaks Challenge in August 2013, raising over £2,300 for The British Heart Foundation in the process.
The trust recently donated £1000 to the Dementia Weekend Day Care Centre in Stockport, a centre which provides respite care.
If you are a local North-West based charity or group requiring support, whether that be by means of sponsorship or labour and resources please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.