Athona is passionate about making a real difference in the wider community in which we live. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are committed to supporting charities and good causes.

Since 2013, as a company we have partnered with a number of charities, including Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice, The Guide Dogs, Saint Francis Hospice, Médecins Sans Frontières, Brentwood Mind, The Blue Cross and Alzheimer’s Society. In total we’ve raised over an incredible £46,000.

This year, our focus is on supporting three employee-chosen charities throughout 2019; Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering, Cancer Research UK and South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

About Our Three Charities

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering exists to improve and maintain the quality of life for older people living in the London boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham & Havering. They seek to achieve this aim by:

  • Ensuring that older people have dignity, respect, choice and that their voices are heard
  • Ensuring that services are provided in a sensitive and approachable manner
  • Being a focus of advice and help for older people

For more information about Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering, please visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/redbridgebarkinghavering

Cancer Research UK

As a research and awareness charity, Cancer Research UK is the largest independent cancer research charity that conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity’s own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.

For more information about Cancer Research UK, please visit: www.cancerresearchuk.org

South Essex Wildlife Hospital

South Essex Wildlife Hospital are dedicated to putting ‘life’ back into the ‘wild’. As a rescue, rehabilitation and public advice charity, they are experts in providing care and support to injured wildlife. The cost of food, equipment, fuel and vets bills is met solely by public donations, for which they are extremely grateful. Without this valuable support, SEWH would cease to exist, and they would therefore be unable to help hundreds of wild animals in urgent and desperate need each week.

For more information about South Essex Wildlife Hospital, please visit: https://southessexwildlife.org