Natta’s Nominated Charities
For several years Natta has been supporting 3 charities that are close to our hearts. Natta supports 2 National Charities, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Our local nominated charity Woking & Sam Beare Hospices located in Woking, is a patient-led charity that delivers specialist palliative care to people who have advanced life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their carers and families.
Registered Charity No. 1095197
We have been actively supporting their Oak Center for Children and Young People for 10 years and to date, the Natta Group has raised over £52,650 which includes £7,500 raised from our annual Charity Golf Day in September 2020.
A part of these funds went towards the development of The Glade – a beautiful garden for the patients and families of the Oak Center. The garden provides a relaxing and safe outside space for patients, visiting siblings and for parents who now have an area to relax and be away from the ward environment. We were delighted to have been invited to the opening ceremony of The Glade in April 2019.
Last year, we also had the privilege of receiving a guided tour of the Oak Center.
The Royal Marsden’s vision is to be Europe’s leading centre for children and young people and the world leader in paediatric drug development. To turn this vision into a reality, the hospital has expanded its existing children’s unit to create a new state-of-the-art centre. The Centre is the most advanced of its kind in the country. There is expanded daycare and outpatient services, as well as a brand-new age-appropriate inpatient accommodation for children and teenagers which includes a schoolroom on each floor, playrooms for the younger patients, a chill-out zone and an outdoor roof terrace.
The Centre also has the only facility in the UK dedicated to the early clinical evaluation of new therapies for childhood cancers.
Registered Charity No. 1053876
Natta started supporting Rainbow Trust in 2012. This year we raised £7,500 from our golf day. We also contribute £1 to the Rainbow Trust for each Observation Card that is filled in on-site and for suggestions that are filled out and posted in our ‘Suggestion Box’ at Natta HQ.
In October 2019, Natta hit a £60,000 fundraising milestone for Rainbow Trust. This has helped to provide 2,307 hours of emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness in Surrey and Hampshire.
Family support lies at the heart of all that Rainbow Trust does.
They care for families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness, providing bespoke emotional and practical support for the whole family, whenever and wherever it is needed. Today they are the only organisation that provides support directly to the whole family, helping them to keep hold of a normal life as much as possible.
Rainbow Trust has nine teams of Family Support Workers who are there to help 24 hours a day from diagnosis, through treatment, and for some, through bereavement and beyond. They commented, “We stay for as long as the family needs us.”
Registered Charity No. 1082798 & No. 1115439
Over the past three years, Natta has been working with and raising money for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices (WSBH) in a variety of fun team-based challenges. 2019 was the second year that Natta had participated in their annual Dragon Boat Race, taking home gold and raising more than £4,000 for the Hospice.
Following this, Natta wanted to learn more about this fantastic charity. Natta’s MD visited the Hospice which initiated a new opportunity for us to get further involved.
After meeting with the Hospice Fundraising Director, we agreed to undertake the groundworks and hard landscaping to develop a once derelict unused bit of land at the back of the Hospice into a new ‘Wildlife Garden’.
Then, in October 2019, nine employees from Natta took part in supporting Woking & Sam Beare Hospices by completing a thrilling firewalk. Led by our MD, John, this was a great team-building event for us to get involved in whilst raising funds for a fantastic cause.
This year, we are delighted to have raised £7,500 from our annual Charity Golf Day. In September, we also invited the hospice to hold a book sale at Natta Head Office as a part of our Wellness Week. This was a wonderful opportunity for the team to meet some of the volunteers from Woking & Sam Beare Hospices whilst raising much-needed funds.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices exists to offer and promote the highest quality care possible for people with advanced terminal illnesses. They also provide help and support to their families and other individuals important to their care.
Each year they care for around 2,000 patients. Over 70% of their care is delivered across Surrey in the community. This works out as being 8,760 hours of care every single year.