Community & Social Responsibility
Cunningtons encourage staff to take up roles within the local community as well as sponsoring a number of local causes and charities.
One of our Partners, Jason Bradshaw, is a volunteer trustee for his local community pre-school which is a registered charity, acting as its Treasurer and is heavily involved in the school’s fund raising activities, and our Practice Manager, Aaron Coombs, is currently a volunteer Chairman of a community rugby club which involves a range of activities from fundraising to liaising with the local round table to co ordinate the towns annual fireworks display. A number of our staff are actively involved with other charitable or community based projects in and around the towns where Cunningtons are based and Cunningtons are proud that it’s staff take an active roll in the local community.
The firm is also a patron of the Essex Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, the partners and staff at Cunningtons are proud to participate in various charity events from Red Nose Day to Jeans for Genes day throughout the course of the year.
For 2012 Cunningtons has elected the J’s Hospice in Chelmsford as it’s chosen charity and will be actively supporting the J’s throughout the course of the year.
What is the J’s Hospice?
The J’s Hospice is an emerging hospice, developed through the drive and vision of the local community to see enhanced support for young adults with life limiting conditions. The J’s aim is to offer all young adults aged 18 to 40 with a life limiting illness in Essex, the choice to receive the care and support that they need in the comfort and security of their own home. The J’s Hospice helps young adults with this condition through the transition from children’s to adult services and bridges the gap by providing age appropriate care and support.
The inspiration behind the J’s Hospice
The J’s was formed in memory of Jonathan Whiffin who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 3 years. Jonathan used children’s hospices from the age of 14 to the time he died. Jonathan was a fun-loving, outdoors typical teenager who enjoyed socialising with people of all ages. His greatest love was dolphins and the J’s logo represents this. During his teen years, his mum Denise realised there was a dire need for hospice and respite care once young adults outgrew children’s hospices. Whatever their circumstances, young adults have the right to expect equality of access to the physical environment and all other aspects.
To learn more about the J’s Hospice please visit their website www.thejshospice.org.uk or contact Dominique Brunning at the J’s on 01245 351 514.
You can also make a donation if you wish via the Just Giving page Cunningtons have set up to help support our chosen charity: