At Gatehouse Bank, we are committed to giving back. We do this through corporate giving, volunteering and staff fundraising.
Our activities in the community are focused on making a positive difference to some of the UK’s most pressing social and environmental needs, including inequality and climate change.
We are pleased to have selected Rainbow Trust as Gatehouse Bank’s Charity of the Year for 2023 and its vital work in supporting families who have a child under the age of 18 with a life-threatening or terminal illness.
Rainbow Trust provides practical and emotional support for these families, supporting the entire family through measures such as listening to their fears, keeping a child company during hospital stays, and organising activities for sick children and their siblings.
We are proud to have supported food redistribution charity, FareShare, as the Bank’s Charity of the Year for 2022 and the brilliant work this charity does to address food waste and hunger.
In the UK, 8.4 million people are struggling to afford to eat and at the same time, enough good food for 1.3 billion meals goes to waste each year, contributing to climate change. FareShare’s innovative approach takes surplus food and gets it to people who need it.
Throughout the year, the Bank’s staff engaged in numerous fundraising efforts, managing to raise over £10,000 in aid of FareShare.
Our colleagues selected Centrepoint as Gatehouse Bank’s 2021 Charity of the Year because of the fantastic work this leading charity does to support social mobility and access to housing in the UK. From housing and health to learning and engagement, Centrepoint helps vulnerable young people move on from homelessness and build a future they can believe in.
Chiltern Hills Challenge
Pizza making challenge
Marching out in March
Gatehouse says “thank you”
Our community approach throughout the difficulties of 2020 aimed to be local and responsive. We are proud to be part of a responsible banking community responding to the needs of society during Covid-19, providing flexible support for any customers facing financial hardship and supporting our local NHS trusts with donations during the crisis and time off for colleagues to donate blood.
Our Charity of the Year for 2019/20 was Macmillan Cancer Support. Our committed colleagues ran marathons, hosted bake sales, participate in quizzes — and more — to raise vital funds to support Macmillan’s work providing specialist health care and advice for those suffering from cancer.