We have made a pledge to donate at least 1 per cent of our profits each quarter to charitable causes or awareness campaigns.
All of our Clarity Cares donations are managed by our internal charity committee who meet four times a year to decide on the causes, charities or projects that our business will choose to support each quarter.
Helping the vets caring for homeless pets
StreetVet delivers free veterinary care to the pets of those people who are without a home. They vaccinate, microchip, treat for fleas, prescribe pain relief and even perform surgeries. Sometimes they just sit and listen. Our hometown of Brighton is said to have the second highest homeless population in the country, so it is no surprise that the charities that help those without a home are close to our hearts. In Q1 our charity donation committee chose to donate £1,500 to StreetVet.
The bond between people and their dogs is profound. Some of those living on the streets have had their pets since before they lost their homes and the health of their pet is fundamental to their own wellbeing.
StreetVet is a wonderful charity that provides care for homeless dogs who may otherwise have to go without, and we are delighted to show our support with this donation.
Neerja Muncaster, Head Vet at StreetVet Brighton said of the donation: "Streetvet have been totally blown away by the generous donation made by Clarity Environmental. This money will go a long way to help us treat homeless pets who otherwise may not have any veterinary treatment available to them."
The charity operates in London, Brighton, Bristol and Cambridge and expects to expand even further across the country. Find out more on their website.
Donation helps boat trips for disabled
After doing some volunteer work with a charity in Dorset, Clarity Director, John Adams, put forward the Friends of Dolphin charity to our fundraising committee. The charity runs Dolphin III, which is a specially designed boat that offers free trips around Poole Harbour for people with disabilities.
Crewed entirely by volunteers, the trips are enjoyed by people of all ages from across the country, and who have a wide range of disabilities. We donated £1,000 to the charity in Q1, which will pay for teas and coffees for the visitors and crew, and clothing for the crew for the year.
Ray Kipling, Chair of the Friends of Dolphin charity, said of the donation: “It was marvellous to learn that Clarity Environmental has kindly agreed to make a very generous donation to Friends of Dolphin. It is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use; the tea and biscuits that we serve to our disabled passengers make a huge difference to the enjoyment of their trips.”
For more information on the charity, visit the website.
Restored Earth supports wildlife trusts
We are proud to fund environmental charity, Restored Earth. In March, the charity made grants of £5,000 from funds it has received.
In 2016, Restored Earth gave a grant of £10,000 to help the Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Scrapyard Challenge project to return a former car breaker’s yard to nature.
Restored Earth has now made an additional £3,000 grant to the project, which is helping the trust to a run John Muir Awards with local schools, providing activities for children, both on site and in school, and helping them learn about, and enjoy, the site.
The Shropshire Wildlife Trust bought the 6-hectare scrapyard, which lies on one of Britain's largest peatbogs, an internationally important and rare habitat. To return it to a condition where wildlife can thrive, they must remove 100,000 tyres, thousands of litres of disused oil and tonnes of wing mirrors and bumpers, before regenerating the habitat.
With bumblebees, butterflies and wild flowers fighting for survival as a result of the devastating loss of chalk grassland, Restored Earth has also made a grant of £2,000 to the Sussex Wildlife Trust who is working to protect this vanishing, but vital, habitat.
Lowland chalk grassland is the European equivalent of a tropical rainforest as it can support 40 different species in just one square metre. The intensive agriculture, abandonment and housing development that followed World War II unfortunately led to its decline, with serious consequences for a whole host of wildlife.
Some of the last remaining concentrations of chalk grassland are found in Sussex and the Sussex Wildlife Trust is appealing for donations to help improve the habitat on nature reserves at Levin Down, Ditchling Beacon, Seaford Head, Malling Down and Southerham.
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