At Cotton Court we believe that everyone, including commercial businesses such as ourselves, have an obligation to undertake a social agenda in their local area – improving the environment; the local economy; and society.
We have built a unique Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to reflect this attitude. We want our name to be synonymous with strong core values and unswerving integrity. Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming increasingly important to customers and consumers, we have a vision of working together to improve the standard of life in their local communities and boost the economy, without sacrificing their social, ethical and environmental standards.
We Are Proud To Support The Following Organisations
West Lancs Scouts
Here at Cotton Court we maintain a close relationship with the organisation, helping to aid their ongoing growth by providing training space for both youths and adult volunteers, as well as meeting facilities for planning and paving out the future for West Lancashire Scouts. We also aid in their online presence, curating social media content and assisting their communications team.
The image on the left is Rob Binns – Business Owner wearing a necker donated by West Lancs Scouts for all our hard work.
The Scout Association seeks to transform the lives of young people through provision of training programmes adventure, and is consistently committed to increasing the number of young members year on year.
Each year the business hub launches its Christmas Gift Appeal in aid of Barnardo’s, and the 400+ disadvantaged young people it supports across Lancashire.
The appeal asks businesses and members of the public alike to spare a thought for disadvantaged young people in their area this Christmas, by donating a gift that can be opened on Christmas Day.
Barnardo’s is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people. As of 2013, it spends over £191 million each year on more than 800 local services, aimed at helping these same groups. It is the UK’s largest children’s charity, in terms of charitable expenditure. Today, Barnardo’s provides a comprehensive range of local support, counselling, fostering, adoption, education, residential and training services for more than 100,000 children, young people and their families. The charity works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people, and aims to enable them to fulfil their potential.
St. Catherine's Hospice - Lancashire
They provide specialist palliative care within Central Lancashire covering the three boroughs of Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. St Catherine’s helps people to live as independently as possible with medical conditions that, although they are incurable, can be treated and quality of life improved. Care is provided free of charge at home, outpatients, day therapy and overnight in the Hospice.
Their highly specialised teams are led by Consultants in Palliative Medicine and we are recognised by healthcare professionals as a centre of excellence. St Catherine’s works very hard to ensure that care is provided in a personalised way that respects independence, privacy and dignity. Our services include support with non-medical issues to help reduce any worries and anxieties that people may have. They also provide help for those experiencing bereavement. In short, they are here for when it matters most.
As an independent local charity they work hard to raise awareness of our Hospice Care and to fundraise with courtesy and sincerity. To achieve this they are entirely dependent on the dedication, commitment and generosity of their staff, volunteers and supporters.
Derian House Children's Hospice
Derian House is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care.
Families who have a child with a life shortening condition can choose from a range of care and support services to meet their individual needs which include; short planned breaks in Derian House, Hospice at Home, sibling support group, end of life care and support at home, or in Derian House, and bereavement support after the death of a child.
They currently support more than 300 families who have a child with a life shortening illness, and a further 200 who are receiving bereavement support. For them Derian House is the means by which they deal with the highs and lows of their child’s illness and its aftermath.
Roya Armstrong from Derian House said; ‘We are truly overwhelmed by all the gifts we received from Cotton Court and are extremely grateful to all those who donated. It’s people like these who keep the hospice going as we rely heavily on public donations here at Derian House. The presents have been distributed amongst the children already and have gone down an absolute storm!’