Variety - The Children's Charity

Improving young lives every day

Crest Nicholson has been supporting Variety, the children’s charity since 2005. In this time the Group has raised over £1,000,000! This has gone towards supporting the work of the charity which aims to positively improve the lives of children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

Variety provides both practical help including Variety Sunshine Coaches, Variety Wheelchairs & specialist equipment through their grant programmes, as well as creating memorable childhood experiences in their Variety at Work Scheme.

Over the years Crest Nicholson employees have shown great support and determination in raising money for ‘Variety’ by organising events such as sponsored bike rides from London to Paris, Christmas Balls and Mountain treks. Crest Nicholson suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders have also helped contribute towards this fundraising. So far in 2016 Crest Nicholson has donated £150,111. Bringing the total amount raised to over £1,000,000.  

Much of the money that ‘Variety’ raises is used to fund small projects that make a big difference such as providing therapeutic play equipment, new clothing, bedding or helping with house adaptations.

Sam’s story in video

In 2013 Crest helped to fund a new state-of-the-art wheelchair for a young boy called Sam. Watch Sam’s story in the video.

For further information on Variety please visit their website www.variety.org.uk

St Thomas School

The children at St Thomas CE Primary School, Birmingham were delighted to receive their Sunshine Coach, allowing them to travel to football, swimming and experience activities otherwise inaccessible. Watch the video to hear what the children had to say themselves.

International Corporate Award

In 2014 the Group was recognised for its long term fundraising and support to Variety over the years and was presented with the prestigious International Corporate Award.

Bill Sangster, Chair of fundraising and Mike Haszko, Head of Corporate Fundraising from Variety visited the Head office to present the Award to Stephen Stone.

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  • Donated Coaches

    With the money that has been raised to date by the Group, ‘Variety’ has been able to purchase 27 Sunshine Coaches for schools across the country. These famous coaches give disabled children access to educational and recreational trips, which without these vehicles would not be possible.

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