14 February 2024

SHW announces its Charity Partners for 2024

CSR, Industry News, SHW News

SHW has announced this year’s Charity Partners, as chosen by its team members.

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Carrying on from its work with the charity in 2023, SHW will again be supporting St Catherine’s Hospice, along with a new charity partner for this year – Nightwatch.


Adam Godfrey, Partner at SHW, says: “I am delighted to announce our nominated staff Charity for the next 2 years is Croydon Nightwatch who provide amazing and practical support for the homeless in Croydon, they join St Catherines Hospice who are in their second year of support from the staff at SHW. Two great charities which we are proud to support.”


St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity with a big ambition: Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023, the hospice provides physical and emotional support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal condition in the West Sussex and East Surrey area. They care for people at their home, in their Wellbeing centre and on their wards. Their reach also extends to the loved ones of those facing illness through support and counselling. They have recently opened their state-of-the-art new hospice facility in Pease Pottage.


Nightwatch is a charity that cares for homeless people in the Croydon area. Founded in 1976 when a group of local people came together concerned after the death of a homeless man in Croydon, Nightwatch has since built facilities and hostels, with a strong volunteer base and expanded its street level work to confront the homelessness crisis.


Nightwatch’s objectives are:

  • To act as first line contact for homeless people, to sign-post them to other agencies

  • To provide urgent and necessary items of food, clothes, toiletries, pots, pans, household goods to people in need

  • The stabilisation of former homeless people in new accommodation

  • To assist in helping unemployed homeless people (both financially and emotionally) to take up vocational training and education

  • To befriend homeless people to encourage empowerment and increase in confidence

  • To educate the community at large in Croydon about the realities of homelessness


Last year, SHW raised funds for St Catherine’s Hospice and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) through holding a number of sporting events and other fundraising initiatives such as Charity Bake Sales and client days.


Russell Markham, SHW’s Managing Partner, says: “The team also worked with the charities in other ways. For example, our Crawley/Gatwick office used their CSR day to help St Catherine’s Hospice with the tree planting at their new hospice, with plans to return this year to assist with further landscaping in the hospice garden. And during our wellbeing week we directed people to CALM’s services to increase awareness and support. A couple of member s of the team also supported CALM by volunteering at their BMW Gold PGA Tour event.


“We looked forward to another busy year of sporting events and other initiatives as we continue our Charity Partnerships.”