Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Our approach to CSR at Latimer Hinks reflects our belief that we have a responsibility to our community. As a long-standing Darlington business we are committed to recognising and responding to the needs of our community.
We support charitable causes and community activities that promote diversity, tackle social isolation, support education and encourage sustainability.
We help charities both by donations from the Latimer Hinks Ingenious Fund (which is held as part of County Durham Community Fund) and through fund-raising activities organised by our team.
Here are a few examples:
Darlington & Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal
We wanted to support an appeal which was relevant to and would impact upon everyone in the area, specifically our employees, our clients and their families. The MRI Scanner Appeal was launched to support provision for Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland Hospital of new scanning technology to help both patients and medical staff. The two year appeal raised over £750,000 from local businesses and residents. Latimer Hinks donated over £11,500 to the Appeal.
St Teresa’s Hospice
In 2017 we organised our ninth charity ball to support St Teresa’s Hospice and smaller local charities in memory of our much loved friend and colleague Helen Thomas who sadly passed away in 2016 from cancer aged only 33. The black tie event marked the culmination of our 125th year, and was supported by County Durham Community Foundation by way of match funding.
Charities supported from the ball include:
St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington & Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal, Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, Darlington Hippodrome, Family Help (Darlington), Pioneering Care Partnership, Daisy Chain Project (Teesside), First Stop (Darlington), Bridge Centre for Visual Arts, Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services, Herriot Hospice Care, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Association (R.A.B.I.), Skerne Park Youth & Community Centre, Just the Job, Daybreak, Teenage Cancer Trust, Haughton Residents Association, The Bridge (Richmond)
We are proud to support Durham Cathedral via the Foundation 2020. Durham Cathedral is iconic and acknowledged as such by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. As a long established local business we feel an obligation to support the Cathedral and to protect and facilitate preservation of their buildings for future generations.