Corporate Social Responsiblity

Kingerlee is committed to behaving ethically and considerately. We take steps to ensure our business is making a positive contribution to our local community and its economic development. The development and support of our people is a priority for us.
 
Some elements of our commitment to our local community include:
 
Charity of the Year Partnership

Kingerlee are delighted to announce that we will be supporting SeeSaw as our charity of 2020.

SeeSaw are a charity that provides grief support for children, young people and their families in Oxfordshire. They help to reduce the emotional, psychological and mental consequences of bereavement.
We have lots of fund raisers planned for this year including bake sales, dress down days, Broughton Castle 50 mile cycle ride and our annual charity walk.
 
To keep up to date with what we get up to throughout the year, check in on our news page or any of our social media platforms.
 
Previous charities Kingerlee have supported include: Sobell House HospiceThe Oxford Children's Hospital, StyleAce, Helen and Douglas House, and Maggie's Centre's.
 
School Visits
 
Kingerlee organise and run several education projects each year, all in partnership with a number of local schools. The experience aims to challenge groups of around 30 students to take on a realistic construction challenge and gives them a flavour for the different the roles within the industry.
 
Work Experience
 
We offer work experience placements through local schools and colleges and take on approximately six students each year both on site and in our Joinery workshop.
 
Apprenticeships
 
We aren't currently taking on any apprentices, but keep an eye out on our recruitment page for updates.
 
Community Wood Recycling
 
As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, wherever possible, Kingerlee use The National Community Wood Recycling Project to manage waste timber generated by its construction sites.
 
We are pleased to have recently received a Social Impact Report detailing that 50 Tonnes of timber have been diverted from landfill with the added benefit that that has provided 63 volunteer days of work, 3 volunteer positions and 7 months of paid employment.
 
Community Wood Recycling also employs ex-offenders, those with mental health or learning difficulties and those who have faced drug and alcohol problems, getting them back to work or into employment for the first time. 100% of the timber is recycled and used to make products, from shelving units to garden planters, which are then sold at stores and online. If the wood is not good enough to be a useful product it will be used for firewood.

 Kingerlee Sobell House Charity of 2019 2.0

With lots of fundraising throughout the year, we raised a total of £9,329 for Sobell House, our charity of 2019.

 

Oxford Children's Hospital Cheque

Receiving our £6,000 cheque for Oxford Children's Hospital, our charity of the year for 2018. 

 

Handing over the 'big cheque' to Maggie's Centre at the end of our year of fundraising.

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