Why does Capita One exist? To help keep society moving by supporting local authorities and housing organisations to deliver high quality services.
Which is why we place such importance on making a positive contribution to the local communities in which our various offices are based, whilst also supporting our corporate charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.
This year, the Capita One team has taken part in some fantastic projects, from fundraising activities to volunteering their time to enhance the quality of people’s lives.
Here’s a flavour of what we’ve been up to:
Fundraising – raffles, bingo, cakes… and walking off the cakes
It’s not quite all about the cakes when it comes to fundraising at Capita One but, thanks to our extremely talented bakers, being tempted by delicious sweet treats is a regular occurrence in our offices…and it’s paid off – out of over £3,000 raised by the Capita One team in 2017, nearly a third of that was thanks to the Capita One bakers.
At least some of those cupcake kcals were being burned off - over half of the money raised last year was related to exercise with the Capita One team running, cycling and walking their way to raising money for charity.
Making a positive contribution to local communities
Taking on a large garden clearance project for Bedford YMCA, members of the Capita One team transformed an outdoor space from weeds to wonderful. The before and after pictures say it all! See also this amusing but heartfelt article by the YMCA expressing their thanks for the team’s hard work.
Other volunteering initiatives last year included a joint garden clearance project with our Capita SIMS colleagues to clear an overgrown site for Greys Education Centre in Kempston.
Looking after the planet
Minimising the amount of energy we use is a key part of our environmental management strategy – so whether it’s turning off the lights and our monitors at night or only printing when absolutely necessary, we’re dedicated to reducing our impact upon the environment. We’ve also introduced recycling processes across our offices to help us achieve our goal to reduce carbon emissions from our business activities.
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