Giving back to the community in which we live and work is so important to us and over the past nine years we have donated nearly £1 million to over 100 organisations and taken part in various regional initiatives and volunteer days. Community giving is only possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of everyone at North and our Board Directors who generously keep our North 150 Fund topped up.
We appreciate the time and effort put into fundraising and community involvement and every year our colleagues staff have the opportunity to nominate their own charitable organisations for a donation from the North 150 Fund.
Mighty Hike 2019
Team North taking part in the Mighty Hike 2019 – Northumberland Coast
Catherine Doyle and Michelle Foster with the team from Ouseburn Farm
Greggs Breakfast Club
Paul Jennings officially launching our Breakfast Club at St. Michael’s School in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne
Everyone at North is encouraged to take one day a year to get involved with community activities and volunteering opportunities, which have ranged from Beach Clean days with the RNLI to taking part in the annual Byte Night sleepout for Action for Children.
If you need any volunteers or would like our assistance for a day, please contact the CSR Committee at: CSRCommittee@nepia.com
RNLI Beach Clean
Beach Clean at King Edward’s Bay – Cullercoats.
Experiencing what its like to be homeless for one night – Byte Night at Baltic Square, raising funds for Action for Children.
Great Wall of China
Brian McGregor and Andy Desai (based in Singapore) trekking the Great Wall of China for Sailors’ Society.
Elmer’s Great North Parade
Elmer’s Great North Parade in support of St Oswald’s hospice has come to Newcastle!
The parade runs for 11 weeks from August until 1 November and our very own Elmer has been herded into position opposite the Millennium Bridge on the Quayside. We’ve commissioned Whitley Bay based artist, Darren Mundy to creatively design our Elmer with his well-known style to represent global warming. Elmer is filling up with water, the seas are rising and the Hilltown icebergs are melting. Elmer is shedding tears that are also adding to the rising seas.
We thought that Darren’s theme is a good fit given what North does to advise on environmental issues, i.e. the Sulphur Cap and preventing pollution. Let us know what your department does in support of environmental issues and we’ll promote that throughout the trail too.
Read more about the parade here.