We nurture lasting relationships with charities we believe in. Each year, Winch Design sponsors three charities, with an annual target of £1,000 per head for every member of the Winch Design team. Additionally, we gift all employees a charity day, to enable them to actively give time and support to our nominated charities.
We maintain an important, long-standing partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), whose mission is the protection of at least 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020. Additionally, we also support Maggies’s, who offer practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer as well as to their families and friends. And finally, we're proud to support Place 2 Be, a charity who takes a pioneering approach to boosting the mental well-being of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
We believe in active, creative fundraising, rather than anonymous giving. In the past our charity ventures have involved everything from cross-country skiing and Arctic dog-sledding to carving an ice suite at Sweden’s ICEHOTEL. For the past three years, the Winch Design cycling team have taken part in The London to Monaco Bike Ride (organised by Winch Design), covering 1,400km in 10 days before arriving at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, to coincide with the start of the Monaco Yacht Show. It was a truly inspiring event, raising £250,000 for two of BLUE’s most important projects.
Our planet is made of 72% water and currently only 4% of it is under protection. The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) provides innovative solutions to over-fishing and enables the creation of marine reserves so that conservation of our oceans can happen fast and effectively. BLUE is aiming to put 10% of our world’s oceans under protection by 2020, and to have 30% protected by 2030. They stand out by being well connected and determined – seizing opportunities when they arise and forging new partnerships to challenge the status quo.
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer, including advice from Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists and Psychologists. Great architecture is vital to the care Maggie’s offers, and their warm and welcoming centres are designed by leading architecture studios to create the uplifting places for cancer sufferers and their families and friends.
Established 15 years ago, Place 2 Be takes a pioneering approach to boosting the mental wellbeing of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, by using art as a therapeutic activity. Working from Place 2 Be rooms embedded within primary and secondary schools, children are able to transform everyday objects into unique pieces of art, allowing them to explore their identity, feelings and creativity, while expressing their emotions, developing their social skills and growing in confidence.