To commemorate our 50th year of trading, the Natta Group marked this tremendous achievement by giving back more to our charities and other worthy causes. We are over the moon to announce that we have raised an incredible £50,428!
Natta’s Nominated Charities
For several years Natta has been supporting 3 charities that are close to our hearts: The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
Registered Charity No. 1095197
We have been actively supporting the Royal Marsden in Sutton for over 12 years. To date, we have raised over £80,000 which includes £9,500 raised from our annual Charity Golf Day in July this year. A brave team of daredevils from our training provider, CISTC, also took to the skies last year and raised over £4,500 in a Sky diving challenge.
Last year’s fundraising went towards the construction of the new Oak Cancer Centre which officially opened in June 2023. Natta attended the opening event for the new centre. This state-of-the-art treatment and research facility will speed up research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients. The Centre will enhance the clinical research capacity of The Royal Marsden. It will aid the diagnosing of cancer earlier and faster and be at the heart of patient-centred design. Breakout spaces have also been designed to encourage researchers specialising in different cancer types to share ideas and innovation, which will help speed up the development of new treatments.
Previously we have supported the Oak Centre for Children and Young People. In 2018 we donated funds towards the development of The Glade – a beautiful garden for the patients and families of the Centre. The garden provides a relaxing and safe outside space for patients, visiting siblings and parents 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.
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 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. It is the only facility dedicated to the early clinical evaluation of new therapies for childhood cancers.
Registered Charity No. 1070532
Natta started supporting Rainbow Trust in 2012. In July this year, intrepid members of Team Natta took on the National Three Peaks Challenge. The adventure involved climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The team braved the elements and conquered the peaks, and have raised an incredible £6,999 overall! As well as this, we raised a brilliant £9,500 from our annual golf day.
We also contribute £1 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.
To date Natta has raised over £100,000 for Rainbow Trust. This has helped to provide thousands of 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. They provide 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. They help 24 hours a day from diagnosis, through treatment, and for some, through bereavement and beyond. They stay for as long as the family needs them.
Registered Charity No. 1082798 & No. 1115439
Over the past five years, Natta has worked with and raised money for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices (WSBH) in a variety of fun team-based challenges. 2023 was the fourth year that Natta participated in their annual Dragon Boat Race. This time taking home the runner-up position.
In 2019, 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’.
Natta took part in the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices thrilling firewalk in both 2019 and again in 2021. 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 £9,500 from our annual Charity Golf Day. In 2022, Natta created a wonderful Japanese Garden at the local hospice. We provided the materials and manpower to transform the originally overgrown space into a calm and peaceful area for hospice staff. In October 2023, a team from Natta were delighted to donate more of their time to build a new well-being garden for this fantastic charity.
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 as part of 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.