Since 2014, Burgoynes has supported a nominated charity. Nominations and votes for charities are open to all members of personnel, with the only criteria being that the charity should be smaller in size and ‘non-mainstream’. The selected charity is supported for a period of two years.
Burgoynes also maintains a matched-sponsorship fund, which is available to members of personnel who are undertaking sponsored events in their own time. By operating such a scheme, Burgoynes had supported many other charities through the endeavours of our staff who have walked, run, cycled and swum in various events. These events are reported on our news pages.
Our current charity for 2019-2021 is Taylor-Made Dreams.
Taylor-Made Dreams operates in the south-east of England and enables children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses to achieve their dreams. The charity was founded in 2014 by Suzi Mitchell in memory of her son, Taylor. After suffering from an incurable illness for four years and then receiving a terminal prognosis, Taylor wrote a ‘bucket list’ and Suzi set about fundraising to allow Taylor to achieve many of his wishes during the last two years of his life. Whilst fulfilling Taylor’s list, Suzi decided that she would one day set up a charity to do the same for other children with life-limiting illnesses.
Taylor-Made Dreams helps the children write their own ‘bucket list’ and then aims to make their wishes come true. This includes arranging exclusive experiences, meetings with celebrities and purchasing special gifts. Taylor-Made Dreams also arranges and financially supports holistic therapy and counselling for the child and their families.
Burgoynes hopes that our donation to Taylor-Made Dreams helps to provide many more great experiences for the children that they support. For more information about the charity, please visit their website at www.taylormadedreams.net
The charities that previously have received our support are:
Shelterbox, which provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.
St Francis Hospice, a community based hospice that provides ‘hospice at home’ services, day care and in-patient care to people resident in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and south-west Essex who are suffering from a life-limiting illness.
BRACE, a research-based charity for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.