For Carrington, it’s not enough for us to support our clients and business partners – our support extends to our community, too. We believe in giving back to those in need, and often dedicate our time to worthwhile causes that help make a difference to those who may not otherwise have the chance to thrive. Below are some of the charitable organisations we support.
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions, offering both respite and end-of-life care for the whole family at their two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. Carrington Mortgage UK helps support CHAS by donating a portion of our broker fees, collections and raffles at company meetings, and also lend our sponsorship to events such as the Snow Ball 2016 (a Harry Potter themed Christmas Ball), and an invitation golf day. One staff member even ran a half-marathon for them! In February 2017, we launched a service for all CHAS employees, volunteers and families to organise their mortgage for them completely free of charge, and donate £100 for every completed case straight back to CHAS! We are also hosting a corporate Golf Day at St. Andrews, the Home of Golf, and a Carrington team will be entering the 26 mile Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2017 in support of this wonderful charity.
Spartans Youth Section FC provides opportunities for children and young people to play football in a safe environment, where they’re paired up in groups of similar ability to encourage the children’s development and enjoyment of the game. They also work to develop players to play football at the highest level, seeking to identify talent and potential, and help develop it to help young players fulfil their goals. Lastly, the organisation aims to help children and young people learn life skills and values for later in life, giving them a positive environment in which they can develop skills to use beyond football – and handle life’s challenges. Carrington Mortgage UK sponsors Spartans FC U14’s soccer team, who have been Scottish Cup Winners at this age group, and won a recent tournament in Portugal!