The Accord Charity Committee was founded to manage the distribution of the annual charity budget to causes and charities chosen by our employees.
All employees are encouraged to nominate a charity of their choice each year to receive a donation from the company in their name. This can take the form of a cash donation or sponsorship for an event in which an employee or friend are participating.
For the last several years, during the build up to Christmas, members of Accord have volunteered their time to The Giving Tree by Instant Neighbour Appeal. This charity works with social work departments and community projects in the local area to support families living in very difficult conditions and to ensure that no child goes without a gift at Christmas. As well as collecting gifts for donation, Accord staff give their time to help with the huge logistical task of sorting and distributing the gifts.
Accord has been working with the Outward Bound Trust and local schools to sponsor children to attend their residential courses. Outward Bound takes young people away from everyday life, to give them life-changing experiences they won’t get from home or inside the classroom. These courses give young people the confidence to tackle the real world head on. Schools identify pupils who would benefit most from the experiences provided. Accord has worked with Mackie Academy and Kemnay Academy to fund places for these pupils to attend the courses.
A selection of charities that Accord has donated to is shown below: