We take all aspects of our Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and are committed to supporting community projects and charities close to our branches. Over the years we’ve donated £1000s to organisations including St Margaret's Somerset Hospice, Ups and Downs Southwest, Weston Hospicecare and The Swans of Wells. Our branch teams have also raised money for several national charities including Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie Care, BBC Children in Need, The Prince's Trust and Jessie May.
Each year our branch teams and our Charity Committee (The Higos Community Fund) get together to choose a Partner Charity to work closely with for two years. For 2021/22 our charity partner is Mind in Somerset. A Somerset based charity providing specialised support for mental health issues amongst adults and young people.
We hope our new partnership with Mind in Somerset will encourage members of our community and our employees to seek the help they need and to come out and talk about their own issues. Mental health is a growing issue which deservedly is getting more recognition and attention, and at Higos we are committed in supporting our new partner charity through these difficult times.