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The Good We Do

We’re proud to support The Openwork Foundation*, which provides charitable grants in the UK and overseas through its ‘Cares 4 Kids’ fundraising programme. We regularly donate each month to the foundation.

Cares4Kids is the Openwork Foundation's current theme and is the focus of their grant-giving programme. It is designed to support children and young people in the UK and overseas, up to the age of 18 years, who are disadvantaged either socially or physically.

Since 1981, the Foundation has supported over 1,000 projects in the UK and abroad and has donated over £18 million to the community. During this time the Foundation has provided vital support for many people and causes.

Amongst other things, they have helped charities build a school in Manila for children living on the dump sites, funded adventure playgrounds for disabled children, helped purchase medical and mobility equipment for people of all ages, built hydrotherapy pools and conversions in children's hospices and paid for specially adapted minibuses and salaries for specialist staff. 

 

They have done this by taking part in everything from overseas cycle challenges to marathons; charity golf days and curry nights. The funds raised are distributed in the form of grants to national, local and overseas projects, nominated by the advisers and staff of Openwork. In addition the Openwork Foundation provides discretionary grants for disadvantaged people and works in partnership with Carers Trust, supporting its Young Carers services.


To find out more about The Openwork Foundation, speak to us or visit: www.openwork.uk.com/charity

2013:

A team of 4 from JSC Financial took part in the London Nightrider event in June 2013 and raised just under £2000 towards the Openwork Foundation and cares4kids.

Pictured opposite from left to right are: Paul Johnson - Director - JSC Financial, Ashley Farthing (client and friend of Paul’s), Stuart Millard, (previous consultant at JSC and Paul's friend) and Richard Savage (client and Melanie Johnson's brother). Pictured bottom right is Paul riding through Tower Bridge just before sunrise, 2/3's into the ride.

The team completed a 100km ride through some of the capital’s many sites, riding through the night and finishing in the early hours of the morning.

2014:

We previously took part in and sponsored The Heart of England Bike ride  in July 2014, a team of 3 representing JSC Financial set off from Packwood House, Lapworth, Solihull on a 50km ride with only one puncture along the route, 7 miles out from the finish line. We raised funds this time for the British Heart Foundation

2016:

We were one of the sponsors of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club Festive Chirstmas Walk. A group of 6 of us joined many other walkers on the day for mulled wine and mince pies at the end of a lovely Winter Walk in and around the Warwickshire countryside.

2017:

We were one of the sponsors of Claverdon Village Fete in June, raising funds for the village sports pavillion to be rebuilt and funds to be used in and around the Village for various community projects.

 

We are once again one of the sponsors for the British Heart Foundation Heart of England Cycle Ride event and are increasing the ride in 2017 to 60 miles with a team of 5 representing JSC Financial on Sunday 16th July 2017, setting off from Packwood House again. At Christmas this year we are one of the sponsors of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Festive Walk on 27th December starting at Baddesley Clinton National Trust property B93 0DQ, why not come along and join us to walk off the festive food we will have all consumed over previous few days.  Festive Walk 2017 - Fundraiser

 

Paul Johnson has taken on his biggest cycling challenge so far, in late October 2017, he joined a team of 28 other Openwork Foundation Fundraisers and ventured off to Kerela in Southern India to cycle over 350km in 5 days, the heat was a steamy 31 degrees and the hills were more like mountains. All in aid of the Openwork Foundation and the Cares4Kids campaign. If you would like to help Paul add to his total raised of £4700, please visit: 

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/pauljohnson3    every penny really does help young children achieve a better life. The team have raised over £100,000 so far from the India Cycle Challenge.

 

* The Openwork Foundation comes under the umbrella of the Zurich Community Trust (Registered Charity Number 266983) The Foundation (Formerly known as the  Allied Dunbar Foundation and Zurich Advice Network Foundation) was originally launched in 1981.

To find out more or to make a donation, please contact Paul or Melanie Johnson at our offices or click on Paul's MyDonate page above.