At Orean, we support local charities and community-run projects that make a difference to groups that need extra support from others.
In a bid to continually support local charities and various community projects, our team donate, fundraise and sponsor organisations and local sports teams to spread the good. (West End Terriers Football Club, Bradford Phoenix Cricket Club, Spen Valley Vipers Basketball, and Harrogate FC Ladies Football Club, we see you!)
We cannot wait to see what the future holds for Orean’s involvement in even more local charities and causes to truly make a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.
Local Charities and Community Causes
As our business continues to grow, we’re able to support even more local charities and causes. Soon, our Senior Management Team is going to be taking part in the upcoming CEO Sleepout this May. Joining other business leaders across the UK, this event is raising money for hundreds of local charities that support the homeless and those in poverty. If you’d like to get your business leaders involved, follow the link.
Some of the local charities and international non-profit organisations we currently support are:
And outreach projects, we currently support are:
All of the above local charities, organisations, and causes make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Our team are kind people that actively get involved, whether that be volunteering, fundraising, or donating material goods, we’re proud of our people at Orean.
Do Good, Feel Good
As one of our core values, positivity is what we preach. Doing good makes a positive difference in somebody else's life, no matter how small you may think it be, your act of kindness is making others happy and yourself.
Over the years, being involved with these incredible organisations has really opened our eyes to the number of issues and challenges that our communities are facing. Local charities such as
Cleckheaton Food Bank was set up in March 2020 in light of the pandemic to help people who were struggling to feed their families, vulnerable members of the community who were isolated and other vulnerable people hit hard by the impact of COVID-19. Not only do we continuously support local charities, but we’re involved in outreach projects that deliver social projects, courses, schemes, or events to provide opportunities to disadvantaged groups.
Supporting Young People
As well as local charities, Orean is actively involved in the education sector. Ahead Partnership, Spear Leeds, and Cornerstone (links above) are organisations that embed us in the local community ran projects for young people. Participating in careers fairs, panels, and presentations is extremely fulfilling for us to educate young people on STEM opportunities and cosmetic manufacturing.
Recently, our Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Katy Trewartha attended Moor End Academy to do mock interviews for Year 11s who are preparing for their next steps in education. In addition to this, we visited Heckmondwike Grammar School on International Women’s Day for an all-female-led careers panel to talk about careers in STEM to inspire students to consider a career in this field if it is something that they are passionate for.
Our CSR Officer, Katy Trewartha at Moor End Academy doing mock interviews with Y11 pupils.
Combining Cosmetics and Good Causes
There are ways we utilise some of the outreach projects we are involved in using our platform in the cosmetics industry. For example, Ahead Partnership delivers social value projects that overcome inequality, promote opportunity, and deliver positive change within society. They provide employer-led careers activities for students from junior school to undergraduate level. At Orean, members of our team volunteer at a range of events, partaking in exciting and innovative programmes of activities for schools and their students inspiring conversations around roles within the cosmetics industry, and giving talks from role models within the business.
Furthermore, we regularly donate surplus-filled products of skincare and haircare products that make up part of care packages for the accommodation of homeless young people to Bradford Nightstop. The small things really do make a huge difference.
Other outreach projects and local charities that we are involved with include supporting students, homeless young people, and elderly members. Meeting and connecting with people from all walks of life gives our team the opportunity to engage in valuable activities and conversations that make a positive difference.
To make such activities more accessible and easier for our staff to partake in, right now, our management team is currently in the process of fine-tuning an Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) program at Orean. Offering a paid day off work for volunteering, we’re eager for this initiative to encourage more of our team members to get involved and support our local community. As a business that loves supporting others, this initiative only makes sense to us.
Team Orean taking part in Cancer Research UK's #PrettyMuddy 2021 fun run.
Local Charities and International Communities, do you need our support?
We’re always looking for more ways to help local charities and communities as much as we can. Over the years, we’ve met incredible people who have built these organisations to benefit the groups in our society who need more support. Coming up, our Senior Management Team will be taking part in the Northumberland CEO Sleepout and in April 2022, we’ll be hosting a bake sale to help raise funds for the people of Ukraine. (Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for more details on this!)
If you’re an organisation searching for support from us, we’d love to hear from you. Whether you’re looking for sponsorship, partnership, or organising an upcoming fundraising event do get in touch with us by filling out the inquiry form at the bottom of our Outreach Projects page.
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