We are proud to support a range of charitable causes that we’re passionate about, raising thousands of pounds over the years.
Every year, our colleagues choose a different charity of choice, to which we dedicate our fundraising efforts.
2023 – The Sick Children’s Trust
Our current charity of choice for 2023 is The Sick Children’s Trust. SCT are celebrating their 40th year and give families with poorly children one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.
2022 – Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust
Established in 2015, Team Solan help improve the quality of life of children and adults who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or cancer bereavement. Our final total raised in 2022 was a whopping £14,169.
2020/21 – Motor Neurone Disease Association
Our 2020/21 charity of choice was Motor Neurone Disease Association. Even through a Global pandemic, we raised over £12,000, absolutely smashing our original target.
2019 – Look Good Feel Better
In 2019 we raised a whopping £6,363 for Look Good Feel Better, the only cancer support charity helping boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people undergoing cancer treatment.
Here are just a few of the charity events that have taken place recently…
Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis
Our colleagues raised an amazing £1,470 through JustGiving for the DEC Ukraine appeal. Waterman Aspen matched every pound our colleagues donated, taking the total amount raised to £2,940.
Many people also donated clothes, food and toys to their own local donation centres all over the UK which provide desperately-needed supplies to the displaced people of Ukraine.
Thank you for your support.
Tough Mudder for Team Solan
Our team of 29 colleagues completed their Tough Mudder challenge raising over £2,200 for Team Solan in the process. It was such a fun and team building experience that we’re already discussing when we can do it again!
Well done to everyone who played their part and thank you to anyone who has sponsored our team.
Here is a highlights video for anyone interested to see what it’s like. You never know, you might find yourself wanting to sign up for next year!
Mount Snowdon climb for Team Solan
10 colleagues from the West Midlands and our Head Office team took on Mount Snowdon for a sponsored hike to raise money for our charity of the year, Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust. Congratulations to all who took part for reaching the summit and for raising over £1,300!
Mission 5,000 Challenge for MNDA
Over a five-week period, Waterman Aspen colleagues took part in the Mission 5,000 Challenge set by Motor Neurone Disease Association – to cover 5,000 miles in five weeks. That’s a mile for every person living with MND in the UK today.
We set ourselves a target to raise £2,000 and absolutely smashed it! Everybody taking part raised an amazing £2,783 through the generosity of the people who donated, and the hard work and dedication of everyone completing their miles. And Waterman Aspen as a company topped up the fundraising to make it £3,000 in total.
Thank you so much to all our staff and their friends and family who participated.
Rough Runner for Look Good Feel Better
Our team took part in Rough Runner at Arley Hall in Cheshire raising money for Look Good Feel Better.
The team made it round the 5k obstacle course in the pouring rain and thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst raising £1,783 for a fabulous cause
Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity providing free, practical support for people struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment. They run confidence boosting workshops across the UK and provide extensive online support for women, men and young adults.
Australian Bushfire Appeal
We were proud to donate £1,254 to the World Wildlife Fund in response to the harrowing Australian Bushfires.
Our staff generously raised £627 and this amount was matched by Waterman Aspen to allow us to donate £1,254 and receive this certificate to show that we are now a WWF “Koala Protector”.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise this fantastic amount and we hope the money will provide support for Koalas affected by the Australian bushfires, as well as supporting WWF’s long-term work to tackle the climate and nature crisis.