Corporate responsibility

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
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
Vibrant festival held in Leyburn every June, drawing in food producers from across Swaledale, Wensleydale and the surrounding area.

Easingwold District Community Care Association
A registered charity operating community care and befriending schemes, meals on wheels and a community day centre in the Easingwold area.

Easingwold Town AFC
Easingwold's local football club which has an active programme of fixtures and coaching sessions.

Headway York
The local support group of Headway, the national charity representing those who are brain injured and those who support them.

Make It York
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
An internationally renowned centre of excellence which acts as the nerve centre for a whole range of musical and educational projects.

National Garden Scheme - Yorkshire
Tapping into the passion and interest of gardeners and garden lovers to raise money for good causes, through the opening of high quality private gardens.

Platform Festival
Organised by award-winning Pocklington Arts Centre, the annual music and comedy festival attracts leading artists for its live event programmes.

Pocklington RUFC
Pocklington's long established and successful Rugby Union Football Club.

Rural Arts,Thirsk
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
Very active national charity supporting and representing the interests of those with spinal injuries.

Thirsk & District Business Association
Key local group that shares information about local businesses, networks, initiatives, funding and other relevant information in and around Thirsk.

Thirsk Racecourse
In recognition of our expertise in horse racing law, we are leading sponsors at Thirsk Racecourse.

Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club
Winners of four National Village Cup Finals, thriving cricket club between York and Pocklington.

York Against Cancer
Promotes improvements in cancer care, education and research through local fund raising, collaboration and practical initiatives.

York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Leading business networking organisation and promoter of York and North Yorkshire as an attractive business location.

York Professionals
Promotes collaboration within the York professional community and raises the profile of York professionals within the wider business community.

York BID
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
A charity focused on helping school children develop skills for business through a series of local, regional and national competitions.