Corporate Social Responsibility
Our community responsibilities and environmental footprint are at the heart of our business.
We strive to act in a responsible manner both as a business and an employer. We proactively support our local community and North East based charities and seek to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can. We are committed to continuing with this ethos as we grow.
In the Community
Fundraising to support children with Neuroblastoma
Group Director David and Accounts Assistant Louise have worked tirelessly fundraising for children affected by childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma. David and Louise have arranged events such as the well-known Autumn Ball, curry nights, and tombolas and oversee the delivery of 100’s of Santa letters every year to children who have been good boys and girls!
Installing lifesaving defibrillators in Whickham
Our Business Development Manager, David Thompson, participated in the 2022 Great North Run as well as seeking door-to-door donations to raise money for the installation of defibrillators in Whickham. Thanks to David’s hard work and charitable participation over the summer months, the incredible sum of £6239 was raised, enough to fund the installation of not just one, but FOUR lifesaving defibrillators. Read the full story.
Northumbrian Cycling Club
Group Director Andrew and Team Valley Web Lead Software Developer Gavin, are keen cyclists and avid supporters of the Northumbrian Cycling Club. As well as being a member, Gavin is the Communications and Media Secretary on the committee looking after external communications.
We were delighted to create the branding and the website (thank you Shelley and Gavin!) ahead of the launch in 2019 and we remain one of the sponsors of shirts and club kit supporting the cycling club and its 100+ members.
We are constantly revisiting the ways we can reduce our environmental footprint. We:
- No longer use single-use plastics in our business – water is available from a cooler unit.
- Print only where necessary in our own office environment. We embrace the use of technology where possible.
- Recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, cans, and toner and ink cartridges.
- Use recycled paper or FSC paper that has been harvested responsibly.
- Use energy-efficient lighting and turn off electrical equipment when not in use.
- Have reduced the non-essential journeys we make.
Supporting Dunston Help for Families
Each year, Team Valley Group are delighted to support the local charity, Dunston Help for Families, with their Christmas Toy Appeal.
Dunston Help for Families is a foundation dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those in need within the local community. We’re always thrilled to assist this wonderful charity in gathering as many toys as possible, to help ensure all children receive a special gift on Christmas day.
Read more about how we helped this great cause in 2022.
Free charitable advertising
We understand how difficult it is for charities to divert hard-come-by funds into advertising.
We offer charities the opportunity of advertising for free in our Advertiser publications, which go out to 42,000 residential homes across 6 areas of the North East.