Corporate Social Responsibility
At Champions (UK) plc, giving back to the community is hugely important to us. Our company takes corporate social responsibility very seriously and actively raise funds for a vast array of charities.
Here at Champions Music and Entertainment, we aim to provide fun and entertainment not only for our clients but also for the community. We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously and actively take steps to create a better workplace and community.
With access to such a wide variety of incredible talent, we take pride in hosting regular events to raise money for great causes. From our annual Rainbows Charity Ball at the Dorchester to charity cricket matches and the notorious National Tribute Music Awards, we always find an excuse to give back to those who need it most.
Over the course of 10 years, we have raised over £2.5 million pounds for fantastic charities across the country. Some of these have included Giving Africa, LOROS, Great Ormond Street, The Lord’s Taverners, Brainwave, PCA Benevolent Fund, Cure Leukaemia and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. But one charity that holds a very special place in Champions’ heart is Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
Since 1994, the charity has helped to bring happiness into the lives of life-limited children and their families. The incredible team continues to provide services and care that relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and support families through difficult times.
To date, we are proud to have raised over £1,445,925 for such a wonderful cause. We continue to find new ways to raise awareness and vital funds, including hosting national events and fun activities here at Champions HQ. We are also proud to regularly involve a number of our keynote and after dinner speakers, who are also patrons of the hospice, in a wide range of events.
“Champions (UK) plc have been the largest, and longest standing, supporters of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People for well over a decade. In this time, they have raised more than £1.5m to fund our work and in the process [have put] on countless events, securing hundreds of media and press articles to promote the hospice and introducing us to many more supporters. Champions (UK) plc are a family business, in every sense possible.
Founded by dad and CEO John, the Hayes family are the most talented and hard-working group of people you could hope to meet. Their ethos of doing business the right way can go some way to explain why they’ve dedicated themselves to raising money for Rainbows. However, it’s the thought of supporting other families, families who are faced with the unbelievable prospect of losing a child to a terminal illness that spurs them on. John himself has suffered the pain of losing his sister Jane to a life-limiting illness and he experienced the strain this put on his parents and their relationship with him and others in the family. By supporting Rainbows, John knows that he is directly helping other families faced with a similar situation. Each year, Champions (UK) plc create a programme of high profile events that are either in aid of Rainbows or that include some fundraising elements on behalf of the charity. In recent years these have included an annual gala ball at the Dorchester, cricket and rugby dinners, countless awards evenings and numerous golf events.
In 2017, Champions (UK) plc surpassed their previous fundraising targets and raised over £230,000 in a single calendar year. I have worked for charities for over 18 years and in that time I’ve managed some of the biggest partnerships – including the Tesco Charity of the Year, Morrisons and Microsoft to name a few. However, none of these bigger organisations are able to touch Champions in terms of the commitment the entire business makes to raising money in support of Rainbows or the other charities that benefit from their help. I’m sure it’s a cliché to say Champions by name, champions by nature – but this really is the case for the Hayes family, their colleagues, friends and associates."
Andrew Ball - Director of Supporter Relations Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
Alongside charity balls, we also organise and host an array of events that all raise awareness and vital funds for different charities. From corporate golf tournaments to silent auctions, we are always finding new ways to support a great cause.
Some of our most recent and popular events include:
- Farmfoods British Par 3
- Annual Cricket Dinner
- The Tony Jacklin CBE Belfry Charity Invitational
- Champions Charity Auction
- Leicester Mercury Business Awards
- Toast of Surrey Business Awards
If you would like to help us in supporting these great causes, contact our team to find out more about our upcoming events and exciting sponsorship opportunities.