At JCA we are committed to developing sustainable communities. Our vision is to contribute towards vibrant, caring and mixed communities, tackling issues associated with the local environment, employment, training, transport, traffic, rural areas and the instigation of local strategic partnerships.
Each year we ask our employees which charities they would like to put forward for support and fundraising in line with our Charity and Volunteering Policy. We are delighted to announce that Dementia UK was chosen as our charity of the year for 2023. We are also thrilled to continue our relationship with Happy Days Children’s Charity, a local charity based in Hertfordshire. We have been supporting this charity since 2020 and are proud to see the difference our contributions are making.
JCA has allocated hours available for charity and community work to allow employees to take part in community projects and fundraising events each year and so we are looking forward to a very successful year of fundraising and community support.
Dementia UK is a specialist dementia nurse charity. Dementia UK nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, who are continually supported and developed, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. The nurses have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. As dementia specialists, Admiral Nurses help families manage complex needs – considering the person living with dementia and the people around them – and they can advise other healthcare professionals. They help people living with dementia to stay independent for longer and support the people caring for them so they have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days.
You can find more information about Dementia UK on their website https://www.dementiauk.org/
Happy Days Children’s Charity, located in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, provides day trips and short breaks to some of the most vulnerable families. Founded in 1992, the charity helped around 170,000 children with mental and physical disabilities, life limiting conditions, children who have been abused and young carers between the ages of three and seventeen. The organisation works with local communities across the UK and helps families and groups by organising and funding special days such as trips to the seaside, theatres, zoos, museums, outdoor activity centres, sporting events and other educational and cultural activities.
You can find more information about Happy Days Children’s Charity on their website www.happydayscharity.org