The Charities & Community group encourages and coordinates fundraising and volunteering within the firm. Every two years, the group asks for nominations and we then focus our efforts on making a real difference for the chosen charities during their two year term.
We don't just do this because we know it is the right thing to do. It's also because we know that we are in a position, both individually and a firm, to make a real difference within our local community.
From 2022-24 we will be supporting the following charities:
PAPYRUS is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK. Papryus believes that suicide is preventable. We are supporting Papyrus in memory of our colleague and friend Christopher Boughton, and you can find more details about its vital work here.
CARAS is a community outreach charity based in Tooting. We support people of refugee and asylum-seeking background who live in South-West London.
CARAS provides a range of group activities that support people of all ages to develop their English skills, access services and opportunities, build supportive social networks and to feel welcomed. It works with individuals to make sure that people get the specific support that matches their situation no matter how complex.
CARAS was nominated by our Associate Rosie Gibson, who has volunteered there once a week for the past 5 years. To find out more, visit their website here.
so far In 2022 we have also assisted a number of other great causes
- We have helped build a garden and safe space for children at St Peter and St Paul Primary School in Clerkenwell
- With the help of KN volunteers, transformed the garden of a young girl with health challenges to enhance her quality of life
- Become the sponsors of Eton Manor Rugby Club Women's team
- Donated funds for Ukrainian refugees through a variety of employee initiatives
- Held our annual quiz night in aid of our two company charities
- Together with our D&I network, organised a comedy night to mark International Women's Day, raising money for Housing for Women and The Maya Centre
Our previous charity partners
Based in Finsbury Park, The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre provides support and alleviates the suffering of those in suicidal crisis.
DOTS is dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the UK’s homeless community.
The Islingon based charity was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness and to help reduce the stigma surrounding it.
Noah's Ark provides 'Hospice at Home' services for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
WellChild's vision is for all seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation or location.
Groundswell exists to enable homeless and vulnerable people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influence on services and to play a full role in our community.
ReachOut is a charity that changes the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities in London and Manchester through one-to-one mentoring.
The Boxing Academy offers an alternative education pathway for students between the ages of thirteen and sixteen who are at risk of educational exclusion.
Demand transforms the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of bespoke equipment.