Norbain's corporate responsibility

Norbain gives back

What we’re doing to support communities locally and nationally

At Norbain, we take our role in the community seriously. We want to give something back, to make a difference.

We support many national charity days across the year – International Women’s Day, MIND Mental Health Day, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Children in Need, and more.

But Norbain’s employees also want to support their local communities. That’s why each year, we choose two charities to volunteer and raise funds for.  

The criteria is simple; they must be local to one of our offices (Bracknell, Ashton-Under-Lyme, or Blackpool) and receive the highest number of votes in our annual staff charity survey!

Since January 2023, we’ve supported Sebastian’s Action Trust in Berkshire and The Streetlife Trust in Lancashire.

Sebastian's Action Trust

We’ve raised £X as of the end of Novemeber 2023.

Sebastian’s Action Trust provides emotional, social, and practical care for seriously ill children aged 0-19 years, along with their families. Founded in 2004, the charity’s vision is to ensure lives, however short, are lived to the full.

They offer family breaks at a flagship facility, The Bluebells, in Basingstoke, along with outreach and specialist support at a second centre, The Woodlands, in Crowthorne. Their holistic model of care provides family respite in addition to emotional, social, and practical support.

·        Respite breaks and day visits

·        Outreach support – visiting homes, hospitals and community

·        Outreach child support – one-to-ones, groups, or activity days for seriously ill children and their siblings.

What we’ve been up to with Sebastian’s Action Trust:

Selling merchandise at our Norbain Festival to raise money for both Sebastian’s Action Trust and Streetlife.

A team from Norbain gave a day painting, gardening, and learning more at The Woodlands. 

Jan always find the big toys!

Taking part in the Giving Tree initiative, where staff buy a gift for a SAT child to enjoy this Christmas.

The Streetlife Trust

We've raised a total of £X as of November 2023. 

Streetlife supports vulnerable and homeless young persons aged 16-25 in Blackpool and the surrounding area.

Set up in 1982, the charity aim to enable and empower vulnerable young people to make informed choices about issues affecting their lives. They also offer emergency accommodation for those who need it most.

·        Life skills (help with cooking, money management, wellbeing, creative and art therapy, DofE, CVs, property, work, training, awareness and inclusion)

·        Drop-in sessions

·        Emergency shelter

Raising funds and mucking in! This is how we've been supporting Streetlife:

Golf Day raising money for both Streetlife and Sebastian’s Action Trust.

Norbain’s warehouse to workplace sponsored steps fundraiser.

A team from Norbain helped put together a Harvest donation of cupboard essentials and then created food parcels.

Making pizzas for the Cook and Eat Drop-Ins Streetlife host every day to provide vulnerable people aged 16-25 with a freshly prepared meal.