Our 2021/ 2022 CSR policy has been formed by our Charity Project Team, made up of several employees across the business. The team listened to their colleagues to understand how we can give back and what is important to each of them. Our chosen charities are Sheffield Mind and Sheffield Young Carers, and our aim is to raise money, awareness and make a difference to people’s lives.

In support of our CSR policy, the Elevation board also released a brand- Volunteer Program that provides over 400 free business hours for our employees to use in community volunteering projects. Each month the team are presented with various volunteering opportunities to take part in and use their allocated hours. The business feels this commitment is vital in giving back to the Yorkshire Region after spending the last 12 years building such a loyal customer base in the area.

 

Our Charity Partners

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Sheffield Mind has been delivering mental health services in the city for over 40 years. Their vision is to ensure everyone experiencing mental health issues receive the support and care they need. Their mission is to de-stigmatise mental health conditions by working locally with partners to improve services and increase awareness and accessibility.

https://www.sheffieldmind.co.uk/

Sheffield Young Carers has been running since 1997 to offer support to children and young people aged 8-25 who live in Sheffield are carers. Being a young carer means providing physical, personal, financial and/or emotional care for one or more family members who have disabilities, long-term physical illnesses, and/or mental health difficulties. They also offer support to children and young people aged 8-25 who live in Sheffield and are affected by drug or alcohol issues in their family.

https://www.sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/

 

Upcoming Fundraising Events

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Bake Off Competition – Finishing December 2022

Each month, a handful of our team go head-to-head for the Star Baker prize. Each challenge has a themed week.

All bakes sold internally after each competition, with proceeds going to our charity partners.

Completed:

  • Tuesday 23rd August – Cake Week
  • Tuesday 13th September – Cupcake Week
  • Tuesday 11th October – Bread Week

Upcoming:

  • Tuesday 15th November – Pie Week
  • Tuesday 13th December – Christmas Showcase

Christmas present donation - Sheffield Children’s Hospital - December 2022

This year our team will be donating Christmas gifts to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for 0–18-year-old patients.

 

2021/2022 Completed Fundraising Events

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Sheffield 10km Corporate Race - Sunday 25th September 2022

9 members of the Elevation team took part in the race, finishing in 5th place in the head-to-head competition against other businesses.

They runners raised £425 for our charity partners.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjAH2PfsqeS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Three Peaks Challenge - Saturday 16th July 2022

12 of the Elevation team took on the Three Peaks Challenge, walking a total distance of 39.2km (24.5 miles).

The hike saw the team climb up Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, and Whernside.

They raised over £500 for our charity partners.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CguSK6Ds32a/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 5th September 2021

John Bohan, Senior Director and Jack Heffren, Divisional Manager took part in the Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon, a 400m pool swim, followed by a 23.4km bike route and then finished with a 5km. They raised £975 for our charity partners.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTpFXt8sECx/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Sheffield 10km Corporate Race - Sunday 26th September 2021

7 members of the Elevation team competed against other businesses in the corporate challenge, Elevation Recruitment Group finished in 2nd place in the team race.

They raised £821 for our charity partners.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUcng5bIFej/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Manchester Marathon - Sunday 10th October 2021 

Jack Heffren, Divisional Manager took part in the Manchester Marathon to raise money for our charity partners. This was a personal challenge that Jack dedicated extreme training to.

 

Supporting our Community – Completed Projects

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Gambling with Lives – Charity Football Match

On Sunday 21st August 2022, 7 of our team members took to the pitch for a charity tournament to raise money for Gambling with Lives & Sheffield Mind.

The cup was set up in memory of Sheffield born, Jack Ritchie, who sadly took his own life in 2017 aged just 24, as a result of a gambling addiction.

Take a look at the images here: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChmCcYOsiqc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The Suit Works – Clothing Drive

Elevation teamed up with The Suit Works charity in South Yorkshire, to hold a workwear clothing drive at our Rotherham office on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

We collected over 300 items of male and female donations, including suits, coats, shirts, trousers, dresses, skirts, ties, shoes, and handbags.

The clothing drive was an opportunity to collect as many workwear items as possible to support The Suit Works in their aim to help unemployed people of all ages, who want to work, but do not have the funds or means to purchase appropriate clothing for interviews.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTkKjFMs5yK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Roundabout – Sleep Out

In November 2021, Elevation was headline sponsors of the sleepout event in conjunction with Roundabout. A great youth charity that provides shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Our team braved the cold night by swapping warm beds for a sleeping bag and a hard floor. It gave our team a small insight into the challenges faced by vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness.

We raised £2,170 for Roundabout.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWdImSSDUda/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Sheffield Young Carers – Christmas present donations

Throughout the beginning of December, the Elevation team donated an incredible amount of Christmas presents to our charity partner, Sheffield Young Carers. These were delivered on 16th December 2021.
These gifts were given to the inspiring young people in our community, who provide care for their loved ones all year round.

Take a look at the photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXi618Lq6lA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Other Completed Volunteering Events:

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  • St Luke’s Crookes Donation Centre
  • Roundabouts chocolate festival
  • Roundabouts Night at The Musical
  • Thornberry Animal Sanctuary
  • Holly Hagg Alpaca Farm

Our Business Services Director and CEO, share their thoughts on Elevation’s CSR plan and why it is vital to the business and our community, read more here.

For more information on our plans, please contact Sarah-Lee Neesam on 07967 644005.