We are delighted to have established relationships with companies and organisations who share our values and are generously supporting our work.
RAB was the first beneficiary of The John Sykes Foundation’s Covid-19 Support fund. Their grant of £1,000 will support our outreach work. People with sight loss have been disproportionately isolated during the pandemic, and have additional challenges in accessing reopened but altered facilities so the demands upon our outreach service continue to be very high.
We are extremely grateful to Maverick Properties who undertook the 2021 refurbishment of Walford Hall at cost price. Their workmanship and attention to detail is superb and the results exceeded our expectations.
Workday have delivered training to our service users on phishing and held fundraising events. They also supported us with the design of this website.
SecureCloud+ have provided care packages for our clients and audited and updated our IT equipment.
Open Health’s graduate training programme members selected RAB as their Corporate Social Responsibility project and have been supporting us with branding, including our new logo, as well as fundraising activities.
Screwfix have provided us a grant towards improvements to Walford Hall with the aim of improving staff working conditions and increasing hall bookings.
Tesco: The community champions at Tesco have provided us the opportunity to run bucket collections at the Reading West store and regularly provide prizes for Raffles and events.
Asda: The community champion at Asda has volunteered with us; helping run sewing activities, standing in for drivers and making donations to raffles.
We have also benefited from match funding via Benevity.org from the following corporations due to volunteering by their employees:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We are delighted to host companies for volunteering days. In the past company teams have carried out projects like painting the hall for us.
Get in touch to find out more about becoming a corporate supporter of RAB
Our work could not continue without the support of grant-making trusts and organisations.
This year we have been generously supported by:
|Berkshire Community Foundation||Edward Gosling Foundation|
|Groundwork UK||Reading St Laurence Church Lands|
|Lord Hanson Foundation||Berkshire Masonic Charity|
|The Hobson Charity||Tom Gallagher Group|
|Reading Christadelphians||United Way UK|
|The Inman Charity||The John Sykes Foundation|
We continue to have a contract with Reading Borough Council to provide services through their Narrowing the Gap II funding.
We thank every organisation and individual who has supported us. Everyone at RAB is thankful for the time, money, and practical support we receive: your support enables us help our service users live life to the full.