We recognise the impact our business has on the environment, our customers, shareholders, employees, and society at large. We strive, where possible, to support opportunities that can make our impact in these areas positive.
Seeking to uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior, we are committed to ensuring our business is managed and developed in a responsible and sustainable manner that is aligned to our business objectives.
We are committed to supporting the patient population we serve and the communities in which we operate. We are proud to support both local and national charities and we continue to discuss how we direct our support to make the biggest difference.
We continue to strengthen our Charity Steering Group and continue to raise the profile of this group within the community.
Want to be our Charity of the Year? Complete our Bespak Charity of the Year Application Form
Grand East Anglia Run
Bespak offers long-term support for the annual Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR). Through direct sponsorship and the participation of our staff in a pre-race training programme we aim to help the local community, whilst also supporting our own employees’ wellbeing. We also encourage junior participation including a number of free school places in the Mini Gear Fun Run and provide prizes of educational equipment to primary schools.
Bespak’s Charity of the Year for 2017/18 is Big C
In 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harder than the treatment itself. They vowed the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas.
Thirty-five years on and this is being realised more than ever; with over £25million being raised since “The Big C Appeal” began in 1980. Surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means increasing numbers of people can be treated locally and new equipment in hospitals has meant faster or less invasive treatment for a range of cancers. Research across the Norwich Research Park has found some incredible discoveries into cancer and vital support for those affected by cancer is reaching out to those who need it, closer to them, in the local community.
Today Big C funds four drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney that are used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. The centres in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Norwich provide valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained nurses and practitioners are also there to provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.
Friends of Stroke Unit
Friends of the Stroke Unit, were Bespak’s Charity of the Year 2016/17 a charity formed by Mr Paul Brandon in 2005, who had his stroke that year and was also elected Borough Mayor.
During our year we were able to support fundraising activities to refurbish the day room on the West Raynham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn for the benefit of patients, their families and staff.
Over the 12 month’s with Bespak company donations and with employee fundraising we raised over £10,000.
Nelson’s Journey were Bespak’s Charity of the Year 2015/16, a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk. For information on our fundraising activity, see our news.
During the 12 months Bespak employees raised over £11,400.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) was our chosen charity for 2014/15. EACH provides care and support to vulnerable children, young people and their families within the East Anglia region. EACH’s care teams help children and their families with the emotional and physical challenges they face, helping them to make the most of life.