Quick Move Now are committed to reducing our environmental impact and making a positive contribution to both our local community and important national and global causes.
These are some of the things we’ve been involved in over the last year:
In 2020 Quick Move Now became a carbon-neutral company.
We have also set ambitious targets to reduce environmental impact in other ways:
- reduce our paper usage by 20% in 2020
- minimise our plastic usage and make environmentally conscious choices when sourcing supplies for the office
- make changes to our IT systems to reduce our energy use
- only use electricity from renewable sources and our gas usage is carbon neutral
Quick Move Now have also partnered with the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity that protects endangered habitats.
We have purchased an acre of land for each Quick Move Now staff member through the Buy an Acre programme. This will help protect the environment and provide a future for some of the world’s most threatened species of wildlife.
Quick Move Now are Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Investors in Wildlife. This means we have made a long-term commitment to support the Trust and make a difference for wildlife in Wiltshire.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust works hard to create living landscapes across the county, recreating wildlife habitats that can be enjoyed by both people and animals. They do this by protecting and maintaining nature reserves, and actively managing land, rivers and wetlands for the benefit of wildlife.
We are committed to making a positive contribution to our local community.
This year we have:
- Set up an emergency fund to support local families in need
- Provided Christmas hampers to local families experiencing hardship
- Supported a local lunch club for elderly members of the local community
- Joined the local community litter-picking group and ‘adopted’ two areas of our local town, committing to keep them litter-free
- Built a ‘grow your own’ vegetable garden at a local primary school, teaching the children about sustainability and healthy eating
- Supported a local gardening club
- Sponsored a local rugby club
- Sponsored a local primary school’s summer fete
Each year we select a number of charities to support. Read more about our involvement with each charity below:
Prospect Hospice has been providing end-of-life care in the local community since 1980.
They provide care and support for anyone affected by a life-limiting illness, working with local health and social care professionals to help thousands of people every year.
The hospice receives limited funding and needs to raise millions of pounds each year to keep providing their much-needed services.
Quick Move Now is proud to support Prospect Hospice and the incredible work they do supporting local people when they need it most.
This year Quick Move Now has donated £3,650 to Prospect Hospice.
Brimble Hill School
Brimble Hill School is a local Primary Special School for children with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
The school’s Friends Committee – Friends of Brimble Hill Special School – fundraise each year in order to purchase special equipment and larger, more expensive pieces of equipment that the school would be unable to afford from the school budget.
Funds raised have been used to purchase outside play equipment, weather-proof musical instruments and school minibuses. They have also helped to fund residential trips.
This year Quick Move Now has donated £2,600 to Brimble Hill School. This will be used to expand the school’s special sensory equipment library.
Brimble Hill School is a Primary Special School for children with sever or profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are located in the north of Swindon in a semi-rural location on a campus with three other schools. Brimble Hill School is committed to celebrate the success its children achieve by setting challenging learning goals that are relevant and prepare them to take an active part in the wider community.
The School’s Friends Committee (FOBS) fundraise and save up, over the years, so that we can purchase special equipment or large items of expense, which the school would just simply not be able to afford from the school budget.
With the kindness of individuals and companies donating money to us, we have been able to purchase outside play equipment, weatherproof musical instruments, school minibuses and funding for residential trips. With the money donated from Quick Move Now, our focus now is on expanding our special sensory equipment library, which can benefit all of the children with autism and/or sensory processing needs.
Thank you so much for thinking of our children. On behalf of the children and everyone here at Brimble Hill School, many, many thanks.Friends of Brimble Hill School (FOBS)
Naomi House & Jacksplace
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 525 life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
When a child or young adult is diagnosed with a life limiting condition, Naomi House & Jacksplace becomes their home from home.
Each year, it costs £9.2 million to keep providing this vital service. Less than 10% of this comes from Government and statutory sources, the rest is raised by the hospice and its supporters.
This year Quick Move Now has donated £2,500 to Naomi House and Jacksplace.
Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 525 life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, but particularly for families caring for life-limited children with many of them needing round-the-clock care and support. This year, despite the pandemic, we are doing all we can to be there for local children, young adults and their families on good days, difficult days and last days. Thanks to support from companies such as Quick Move Now, we are able to do that.
Each year, it costs £9.2 million to keep providing this vital service. Less than 10% of this comes from Government and statutory sources, the rest is raised by the hospice and its supporters.Peter Abrahams, Noami House & Jacksplace
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) runs a range of projects to support people in need, in hospital and in their local community. Over the past 80 years, RVS has coordinated around 2 million volunteers to provide support where it’s needed.
This year Quick Move Now has agreed to work with RVS to provide Christmas lunch for older people in the community and have already donated £500 to support a local lunch club
Annual Staff Charity Donations
Each year we make a £100 donation for every member of staff to a charity of their choice.
This year our staff chose the following charities:
We also give each member of staff the opportunity to spend a day volunteering with a charity of their choice and take part in company-wide fundraising activities throughout the year.
We’ve dressed in pyjamas for Children in Need, played giant Jenga for families in crisis and put our best baking skills to the test for Prospect Hospice.