Partnerships round-up: children's charity in Bullring alliance

Plus: British Polio Fellowship nets Fish Insurance partnership; BAE Systems raises £50k for ex-servicemen's charity; and GOSH Children's Charity link-up proves fruitful

Bullring Centre
Bullring Centre

The Children’s Society has launched a two-year partnership with the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham.

The partnership will provide opportunities for the centre’s management team and staff to take part in fundraising events and volunteering initiatives, including volunteering at local mental health or refugee support projects run by the Children’s Society.

The charity will also offer staff specialist training to identify and support vulnerable young people who visit the centre.

The British Polio Fellowship has partnered with Fish Insurance, which provides disability and independent living insurance.

BPF will be able to earn commission on policies sold through the partnership and will plough the money into its research or funding-specific projects to support people suffering from the late affects of polio or post-polio syndrome.

Kripen Dhrona, marketing and campaigns manager at the BPF, said the charity chose to partner with Fish because it was an "ethically responsible brand that promotes the same independent living values that we and most charities subscribe to".

The partnership between the engineering company BAE Systems and the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home has raised £50,000 for the charity over the past six years.

The company recently donated £10,000 to the Worthing-based military charity, which cares for physically disabled ex-servicemen and women, and the money went towards the charity’s rehabilitation services.

The photography equipment company Calumet has raised nearly £4,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by holding a series of open days.

The open days gave its customers a chance to meet experts from leading camera brands, test out some equipment and have their cameras cleaned in return for donations. The open day raised £3,806 for the London-based children’s hospital.

The facilities service ABM UK has begun a four-year partnership with the youth charity the Prince’s Trust.

ABM UK’s 5,500 staff will have the chance to volunteer at the charity, directly supporting disadvantaged young people to get access to education and employment opportunities.

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