As a successful business we see the value in giving back to the communities in which we operate. Every year we ask our Appointed Representatives to nominate a charity close to their heart. From this pool, we pick three charities that we support that year.

For every deal that goes live from May to the following April, we put one pound into the charity pot. We use our growth and success as a business to benefit those who truly needed the funds and with the help of all our Appointed Representatives we raise an enormous amount of money, that really makes a difference to the causes we support.

It’s not just communities we care about, we also are mindful of the environment. In addition to our internal policies on reducing waste in all its forms we proactively support JUST ONE Tree, a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation. They plant trees in areas severely affected by deforestation to maximise the effect on reducing global warming. In the process they help to provide agricultural education and sustainable incomes to local communities.

For every successful deal transacted by AFS and Synergy network members a tree is planted. So far 5,000 trees have been planted for AFS Group. These trees will help remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Which also helps towards cleaner air, cleaner water, more homes for wildlife, more breeding ground for tropical fish and sustainable incomes for local communities.

Past charities we have supported

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice – Support children and young adults who have life-limiting conditions, they provide respite care both at home and at the hospice for not only the patient but also for the whole family. The running costs of the hospice are in the region of £4 million per year, with just 15% coming from the government so they are heavily reliant on donations and fundraising.

Darwen food share – Darwen Food Share is a charity that offers a hot meal, support and friendship to vulnerable adults at St Peter’s Church, Darwen every Monday evening. Food is donated from local people, restaurants, takeaways and supermarkets. They also give out food parcels with meat, fruit and vegetable vouchers at intervals during the year. The running costs of Darwen food share is £4,000 per year, all raised from generous donors.

Little LifeSavers – Providing Basic Life Support Education and Training to Schoolchildren aged 9 – 18 years throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The charitable Organisation is consistent of volunteers including doctors teaching in-school CPR and basic life support skills training including management of choking children/ Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Adult CPR and the Recovery Position. The emphasis of the training is on rescuer safety, calling for help effectively and taking the first action that could save the casualty’s life.

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  • Tel: 01254 958777
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  • Lindum Business Park, York Road, Elvington, York YO41 4XR
  • Tel: 01904 481786
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