Giving Thanks

Balancing entrepreneurialism and social responsibility is important to Diamond, with Kate working hard to create strong ties between the charitable sector and commerce.

Hard copies of Kate’s books are only available to those contributing £10 to the charity of their choice.  See details here.

 

Recent projects include:

B1G1

Simply and powerfully embed purpose and meaning into everything you do.

70% of most economies are powered by Small to Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). And yet until now, it hasn’t been easy for them to give back effectively.

In B1G1, small businesses can start giving easily and embed small giving (starting from just one cent) into their everyday business activities, creating great life-changing impacts each and everyday.

Giving with B1G1 is never about the amount of money, it’s always about the difference you are making. And to date, these small businesses have already created more than 57 million giving impacts together. Small things really can make big impact.

Read more here.

21 in 21

To celebrate our coming of age in 2013 Diamond Logistics sponsored 21 micro charities to help at a meaningful ground level.

21 in 21 contributed both locally, regionally and globally.  It will be specifically project led – so every pound makes a difference.

The first three were three are GUTS at Royal Surrey, are Halow Project and Lullabyafrica.org. 21 charities received contributions over two years.

Chase

Kate (and her Dad!) climbed Kilimanjaro – funding the trips themselves and independently raising money for Chase.

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

Kate sponsored the local transport for Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline in Haslemere for a few years, and then funded the flight for a young girl from Chernobyl to stay with a host family in Liverpool, for what is effectively a respite stay away from the hardship of life in Belarus. This charity is very much reliant on the hard work of many local supporters, and these exchange visits give a lot of hope for children who have a very tough life.

Find out more here

CLIC Sargent and Crisis

Diamond doesn’t do Christmas cards. Instead, Christmas 2011 saw two tables of homeless people enjoying a warm bed, new set of clothes and proper Christmas lunch. 2012 saw CLIC Sargent (supporting children and young people with cancer) benefiting from the donation.

Find out more about CLIC Sargent and Crisis

Diamond donate

This is a charitable scheme that Kate would love businesses to take on board, but it has just one or two partakers. This forms a meaningful and continual income stream for charities working with businesses that use logistics. A small commission is accrued on booking (variable with services utilised) and based on usage a charity nominated by the client receives a donation. It’s like a loyalty card with all proceeds going to charity.

Diamond support our team members and their various fund raising activities including marathons.

Diamond Guildford won an internal Environmental award at the Diamond Awards at Heythrop Park in November for committing to our published environmental policy.

Diamond has contributed to projects all around the UK with its 21 in 21 campaign giving clients the ability to nominate charities on a monthly basis.

Guildford Heat

Under the custodianship of Alan McClafferty of JDC, Kate instigated a Business Club to donate funds and equipment to help run not only the basketball team but also aid the school’s education and support.

SAVI

Kate completed the Brighton marathon in 4.19 in 2010 and raised money for SAVI – the Surrey Association for the Visually Impaired. More information about SAVI can be found here

Wells for Hope Association

A trip to Cambodia sparked Kate’s passion for tapping into direct aid – bypassing traditional agencies to deal with local projects that can make a terrific difference for relatively low expenditure. From this sprung the Diamond Logistics well – opened on 12.12.12, serving 4 families near Siam Reap with fresh drinking and washing water.

More information about WHA can be found here

Touch Tour

Diamond funded a Northern Ballet-supported touch tour of the New Ambassadors Theatre in Woking – allowing visually impaired children to have a guided interactive tour, interactive dance experience and to see/hear the show afterwards. A truly remarkable experience.