Environmental, social, and governance

Social Commitment

Our Charitable Activities

At Passe-Partout, we believe in making a positive impact not only within the learning world but also in our wider community. Through our dedicated charity team, known as ‘Simply the Best’, lead by Anne Bristow under the Passe-Partout umbrella, we have actively engaged in various charitable activities, embodying our commitment to giving back and supporting important causes.

Over the years, ‘Simply the Best’ has organised and participated in a range of charitable events, including:

  • Dressage competitions
  • Sponsored walks around Hyde Park
  • Supporting tea, coffee, and cake days
  • Abseiling down the Cancer Care Centre at Guy’s Hospital
  • Go-karting around Buckmore Park for The Heart of Kent Hospice
  • Pretty Mudder events
  • Wing walking adventures

Impact and Contributions

Through these endeavors, we are proud to have raised approximately £20,000.00 in total. Our contributions have supported organisations such as Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Breast Cancer Research, and The Brain Tumour Trust, among others. Last year, we directed £1,927.97 of our fundraising efforts to The Brain Tumour Charity, a cause particularly close to our hearts due to the loss of close friends and family.

Our Commitment Continues

As we continue our journey, we remain steadfast in our commitment to making a difference. Through ongoing engagement and support, we strive to positively impact lives and contribute to building a brighter future for all.

Who we've helped

Heart Of Kent Hospice

Spreading Joy with Rose and Maggie

Spreading Joy with Rose and Maggie

We believe in the power of spreading joy and bringing smiles to those who need it most. That's why we regularly bring our beloved office mascots, Rose and Maggie, to visit community hospices in the area.

Former Blue Cross ponies; Maggie and Rose, our charming Shetland ponies, have a special gift for brightening the days of hospice residents. With their gentle demeanor and playful personalities, they bring a sense of joy and comfort to all who meet them. Whether it's a soft nuzzle, a friendly whinny, or a gentle pat, these adorable ponies have a way of warming hearts and lifting spirits.

We are proud to see the positive impact that Rose and Maggie bring to the community hospices we visit. Through their visits, we hope to continue spreading happiness and making a difference in the lives of those facing difficult circumstances.

Pretty Mudder

Making a Splash for Breast Cancer Research

Making a Splash for Breast Cancer Research

We believe in taking action to support causes close to our hearts. That's why the entire Passe-Partout team rallied together to participate in Pretty Mudder, an exhilarating event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research.

With determination and team spirit, our team members ran, crawled, leapt, and tumbled through the muddy obstacle course, all in the name of making a difference. From overcoming challenging obstacles to navigating through the muck, every step was a testament to our commitment to the cause.

Through our collective efforts, we raised vital funds to support breast cancer research, contributing to ongoing efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure. We are proud to have been a part of Pretty Mudder, and we look forward to continuing our support for breast cancer research and other important causes in the future.

The Brain Tumour Trust

Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose: Supporting The Brain Tumour Trust

In a powerful display of solidarity and determination, the Passe-Partout ladies embarked on a journey to London to walk 10 kilometers in support of The Brain Tumour Trust. Led by our dedicated Charity Coordinator, Anne, the team came together to raise awareness and funds for this important cause.

With Anne's creative touch, she organised fabulous costumes that not only drew attention to the amazing work of The Brain Tumour Trust but also added a sense of fun and vibrancy to the event. As the ladies walked through the streets of London, their eye-catching costumes sparked conversations and captured the hearts of onlookers, spreading awareness far and wide. But this walk was more than just a physical challenge; it was a deeply emotional experience for all involved. Each step was a tribute to lost relatives who had been affected by brain tumors, making the day a poignant reminder of the importance of supporting research and finding a cure.

We are incredibly grateful to the friends of Passe-Partout who generously supported our cause, helping us raise an impressive £2175 for The Brain Tumour Trust. Their contributions, along with the dedication and passion of our team, will make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by this devastating disease.

Abseiling Guys & St Thomas's

Scaling New Heights For Breast Cancer Research

Scaling New Heights for Breast Cancer Research

Our Charity Coordinator, Anne Bristow, and Director, Alex Taskin, fearlessly took on the challenge of abseiling down the Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation building in support of breast cancer research. With nerves of steel and hearts full of determination, Anne and Alex embarked on this daring adventure, rappelling down the side of the building to raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Their bravery and commitment to the cause were truly inspiring, showcasing our company's unwavering dedication to making a difference in the fight against cancer. But they weren't alone in their courageous feat. Our beloved office mascots, Maggie and Rose, were there every step of the way, bravely cheering them on from the sidelines. Through their daring abseil and the support of Maggie and Rose, Anne and Alex not only raised awareness for breast cancer research but also demonstrated the strength and unity of our company's commitment to making a positive impact in our community. Donations raised: £1,512.50.

The Dressage Shows

Honoring Memories and Supporting a Cause

Honoring Memories and Supporting a Cause

From 2010 to 2014, Passe-Partout proudly sponsored Dressage Shows at Eaglesfield Equestrian Centre, thanks to the generous support of Jean and Ken Clark, who graciously provided their facilities free of charge. These events were a celebration of community, camaraderie, and compassion.

The inaugural Dressage Show in 2010 held special significance as it was dedicated to the memory of Toni Pellett, a dear friend and passionate supporter of previous Dressage shows. Toni's untimely passing from breast cancer deeply touched our hearts, inspiring us to honor her legacy by channeling our efforts towards breast cancer research. All proceeds from the event were directed to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), with a particular focus on breast cancer research, in remembrance of Toni.

In addition to the heartfelt tribute to Toni, the Dressage Shows also received invaluable support from PP2, who sponsored the printing of schedules, ensuring the smooth running of the events. As a token of our gratitude, we always presented Jean of Eaglesfield Equestrian Centre with a lovely bouquet, expressing our appreciation for her unwavering support and generosity. These Dressage Shows were a testament to the power of community coming together to honour loved ones, support important causes, and make a positive impact in the world. Donations raised: £11,250.21.

Anne's Inspiring Wing Walk

Soaring to New Heights

Anne's Inspiring Wing Walk

We're incredibly proud to share the inspiring story of Anne, who fearlessly completed a wing walk in support of the Brain Tumour Charity. Anne's daring feat took place shortly after her 80th birthday, demonstrating that age is no barrier to pursuing your dreams and making a difference. With unwavering bravery, she took to the skies, boldly soaring through the air strapped to the wings of a plane, all in the name of raising funds and awareness for brain tumour research.

Her incredible journey captured the attention of the media, with her story making headlines and even landing her an interview with the BBC. Anne's determination and resilience shone through as she shared her motivation for taking on such a daring challenge.

But Anne's impact didn't stop there. Through her fundraising efforts, she independently raised a whopping £1,912.97 for the Brain Tumour Charity, making a significant contribution to their vital work in supporting patients and funding research.

Anne's wing walk is not just a testament to her own strength and courage; it's a shining example of the power of one individual to make a meaningful difference in the world. Her boldness, generosity, and unwavering commitment to helping others serve as an inspiration to us all.

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