Throughout our 100 year history, we have consistently supported good causes and local clubs and initiatives. We see this as an integral part of who we are and what we stand for.
Here are just some of the charities and initiatives we currently support in practical or financial terms:
Alzheimer's Society www.alzheimers.org.uk
A national charity with a strong local presence leading the fight against dementia through research programmes and practical supportive care.
Dales Festival of Food and Drink www.dalesfestivaloffood.org
Vibrant festival held in Leyburn every June, drawing in food producers from across Swaledale, Wensleydale and the surrounding area.
Flying Futures www.flyingfutures.org
A Yorkshire social business running programmes inside and outside schools to help teenagers build skills for the world of work.
Headway York www.headway.org.uk
The local support group of Headway, the national charity representing those who are brain injured and those who support them.
Make It York www.makeityork.com
York's destination management company, tasked with promoting tourism (through Visit York and the city's programme of festivals) and inward business investment, including the Science City York initiative.
National Centre for Early Music www.ncem.co.uk
An internationally renowned centre of excellence which acts as the nerve centre for a whole range of musical and educational projects.
Pocklington Flying Man Festival www.pockflyingman.org.uk
The annual festival marking the infamous demise of Flying Man Thomas Pelling.
Pocklington RUFC www.pitchero.com/clubs/pocklingtonrugbyclub
Pocklington's long established and successful Rugby Union Football Club.
Rural Arts,Thirsk www.ruralarts.co.uk
A year round programme of arts workshops, live music and theatre productions hosted at The Courthouse in Thirsk and at various locations across North Yorkshire.
Spinal Injuries Association www.spinal.co.uk
Very active national charity supporting and representing the interests of those with spinal injuries.
Thirsk RUFC www.pitchero.com/clubs/thirsk
We support the Club's community coaching programme.
York Against Cancer www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk
Promotes improvements in cancer care, education and research through local fund raising, collaboration and practical initiatives.
York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce www.yorkchamber.co.uk
Leading business networking organisation and promoter of York and North Yorkshire as an attractive business location.
York Open Studios www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk
An annual weekend event organised to showcase a wide range of local artistic work, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and textiles.
York Professionals www.york-professionals.co.uk
Promotes collaboration within the York professional community and raises the profile of York professionals within the wider business community.
An initiative, funded by businesses within York's historic core, to enhance the vitality and attractiveness of the city for residents and visitors.
Young Enterprise Awards www.young-enterprise.org.uk
A charity focused on helping school children develop skills for business through a series of local, regional and national competitions.