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Corporate Responsibilty

Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is core to all aspects of our operations, from the way we conduct our business to the ways in which we contribute to the Devon community.

Each year the firm supports a variety of charities across Devon and encourages staff to get involved with fundraising and volunteering activities.

Our CSR programme is led by Kitsons' Marketing and CSR Team which includes people from across our three offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth.

 

Rowcroft

Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2014

Seven members of staff from Kitsons (Sandra Tribe, Jacquie Giffard, Alba Ingham, Amy Pierce, Janice Keightley, Lynn Smith and Jane Knowles-Mayne, walked 10 miles in the name of Rowcroft Hospice on Saturday 26th July 2014. The atmosphere on the night was incredible with over 1,500 ladies coming together to support Rowcroft. In the last three years the Sleepwalkers have raised a staggering £500,000 for the hospice. All funds raised from the event go towards supporting the hospice's vital work, providing care and support to over 1,800 patients and their families across South Devon each year.

 

Hospiscare

Kitsons Devon Classic Bike Ride

Lycra-clad cycling enthusiasts came together on Sunday 20th July to take part in the Kitsons Devon Classic Bike Ride in aid of Hospiscare. The bike ride featured three routes for all cycling abilities – 55, 85 and 100 mile routes. Each course started and finished at David Lloyd Club, Exeter and took cyclists out into the beautiful Devon countryside. A team of 12 cycling fans from Kitsons took part in the ride in aid of Hospiscare.

 

Children’s Hospice South West

Sponsor a Nurse

Kitsons has become the first Devon business to directly fund a children’s hospice nurse at Children’s Hospice South West, Little Bridge House in Fremington, North Devon.

Kitsons has pledged £1,000 towards CHSW’s ‘Sponsor a Nurse’ campaign, an exciting new corporate initiative that allows businesses to contribute directly to the vital funding of a nurse for the hospice. Kitsons’ contribution will directly fund paediatric nurse, Lorraine Langmead, who has worded at Little Bridge House for 10 years.

 

CHSW Rainbow Run 2014

Kitsons sponsored the pink powder paint station at the Children's Hospice South West's Rainbow Run on Sunday 8th June at Exeter Racecourse. More than 1,000 Rainbow Runners took park in the colourful 5k. It rained, the sun shone and runners made Rainbows! A staggering £48,000 has so far been raised overall by this event that will help to support CHSW’s children and their families.

 

Kitsons Scale New Heights - Three Peaks Charity Challenge

16 members of staff from Kitsons took faced the challenge of a lifetime on 6th September 2013 when they tackled the three highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike), Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowdon) to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Three teams of walkers left the comfort of their desks to don walking boots and waterproofs to undertake the gruelling 10,000 feet ascent across uneven terrain and more than 450 mile of driving in challenging weather and conditions. Two of the teams, including five Kitsons partners (James Cross, David Turner, Cameron Caverhill, Nick Johnson and Tony Hunt), managed to touch the top of Snowdon in Wales just 24 hours after ascending to the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland with a climb to the top of Scafell Pike in between.

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