We have set up the Photolease Foundation and have so far donated almost £200,000 from our annual profits to established and proven charities.
To date, we have chosen three charity partners. The first being Friendship Bridge with whom we have partnered for a number of years now. We identified Friendship Bridge as it was our intention to select projects where Microfinance is empowering poor people to find their own long term solution to poverty. Having visited their operation in Guatemala, we have seen the excellent work they are doing and the positive impact their efforts with local women is having on impoverished communities. Please do watch the wonderful video shot by our client Gavin Northover who generously offered his services free of charge, you can see the video on our Friendship Bridge page.
Our second is with Drive Forward Foundation. We wanted to work with a charity much closer to home and were delighted to formalise a partnership with the excellent people behind Drive Forward. The charity’s aim is to give young care leavers between the ages of 16 and 26 every opportunity to take charge of their futures and live fulfilling lives. With over 80,000 children in care in the UK and over 10,000 branching out on their own annually, Drive Forward exist to help as many as possible stand confidently on their own two feet and not be thwarted by low expectations of what they can actually achieve.
Our most recent partnership is with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) an international, independent, humanitarian organisation with teams in over 60 countries around the world, delivering vital healthcare in emergencies as well as long-term crises.