As you may or may not already know, the name Annapurna comes from a conservation area in Nepal and aims to demonstrate our commitment as a company to CSR and acting responsibly.
When Annapurna was in its infancy, it was a member of 1% for the planet. This meant 1% of all its turnover went to charitable organisations. The only catch was that those organisations had to be environmental and, after having to chase special dispensation from 1% for the planet to give to the 'Beacon of Hope' in Cornwall, we realised that we wanted to do more.
In 2014, company directors Nigel Fox, Charlie Appleyard and James Ballard decided to launch Annapurna Giving, a platform designed to give to the charities they felt strongly about. The organisations selected were a combination of environmental and social enterprise charities.
In 2015, we want nothing more than to continue the great work that we started in 2014.
So, at the end of 2015, we asked you, our clients and candidates who you would like to see us support in 2015 and the response was overwhelming.
These 6 charities were carried forward into 2016 as we realised the great work the charities were able to do from the donations we were providing.
Alongside our ongoing donations, 6 of the Annapurna team ran the London Marathon in April 2016 for the charities; Havens Hospice, Amnesty International & Rainbow Children's Charity.
A big thank you to everybody that helped us decide who to support in 2015 and we are delighted to carry them over for this year also. Our chosen charities are:
This year we want to do more and not only donate to these wonderful causes but raise money for them too!