AAG, the Alfred Ashley Group of companies support a number of charities as part of our responsibility to the community. Each of the charities selected has a personal connection to the business or our employees.
Pilgrims’ Friend Society have been enabling older people to flourish for more than 200 years, since a group of Christians concerned about “the aged and infirm Christian poor” established Pilgrim’s Friend Society in 1807. They carry out great work to help people in the later part of their lives to continue to contribute, grow and enjoy fulfilling lives. Pilgrim Homes are their retirement homes which offer a comfortable and secure environment where the older person can thrive, whatever physical, emotional or mental challenges they may be facing. Starting with affordable retirement homes to rent they cater for older people as their care requirements change. Pilgrims Friend also offer training to encourage people and churches to care for older people at home or in the community. At their conferences they share their expertise and insight learned from their own ministry with communities across the country.
CICS, cochlear implanted children’s support group is a UK based charity which brings together families of deaf children that have received or are considering cochlear implantation. The group stops the isolation and allows the families and children to support each other and to share relevant experiences covering major issues that affect them such as cause of deafness,
additional needs, method of communication and educational provision. CICS arrange social events where the families can meet, liaise with other organisations helping deaf children, work with equipment manufacturers, provide information days, take part in campaigns and research and raise awareness of cochlear implants. Technology is fantastic and Cochlear implants are developing all of the time but the networking of the families helps the cochlear implanted children derive the best possible benefits from their cochlear implants.
Make-A-Wish® UK create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
The children Make-A-Wish supports are often enduring things most of us could never imagine. They’re going through gruelling treatment, endless medical appointments and spending time in hospital away from their home, friends and family.
When a child turns to Make-A-Wish, they’re taking on a careful crafted journey. Granting their One True Wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. You can find out more about Make-A-Wish and how you can support them here.
Please click on the charities logo’s above to visit their websites and see the valuable work that they are doing.