We believe that it's our duty to contribute positively to our wider community and charitable causes.
'Charity of the Year' pledge
We have a ‘Charity of the Year’ pledge whereby we commit a proportion of our turnover to a nominated charity.
Charities are selected based upon a personal connection between an employee and a particular cause, or one that reflects the plight of individuals affected by events outside of their control.
This year’s charity is The Unbeatable Eva Foundation which supports children and families affected by DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).
Registered Charity: 1193368
DIPG is a terminal diagnosis.
Each year, around 30 to 40 children in the UK are diagnosed with DIPG, and as of today, there are no medical options other than standard radiotherapy – the same treatment which was offered to children 60+ years ago.
The average age of a child diagnosed with DIPG is 7 years, and it mostly affects children aged 2 to 12 years.
The cause of DIPG is unknown, though recent research attributes it to issues with cell reproduction during development of the brain cells.
Unlike other cancers, environment, or inherited genetic variations do not appear to be linked.
The average survival period, post-diagnosis, is less than 10 months.
Less than 10% of children survive beyond 1 year, and less than 1% of children survive beyond 5 years.
There are currently around 70 clinical trials open which aim to treat DIPG. Not one of these is available in the UK.
This means that accessing treatment for UK families costs hundreds of thousands of pounds – all of which must be funded privately.
The overall survival rate of children diagnosed with cancer is now around 85%.
For DIPG, it is 0%, and brain tumors are the biggest killer of children with cancer each year.
DIPG research is underfunded. The charity NEEDS our help. So let's help them together. In addition to making our annual contribution, WE pledge to donate a further £10 for EVERY Google review we receive. We would love to hear your feedback and in doing so, help a truly worthwhile cause. To complete a Google review, simply enter New Leaf Search in your search bar and follow the instructions for posting a review... Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for supporting The Unbeatable Eva Foundation.
Donations provide children diagnosed with DIPG, along with their siblings, gift boxes, each tailored to be packed with presents that will hopefully create an incredible experience for the family. These presents may include phones, gaming devices, craft, teddies, dolls, or just about anything which is requested. ‘Experience days’ and short breaks are also included; it's all about helping to create memories for the family.
Donations will also fund medical research in to DIPG, and to fund clinical trials here in the UK. At present there are no options at all in the UK, which means a family must raise hundreds of thousands of pounds (in some cases millions) in order to just access a potential treatment option. It is the charity's objective to change this, and to change the outcome of a DIPG diagnosis from being terminal in every case.
We are also proud to have supported the following charities in previous years:
Registered Charity: 1154032
The Childhood Trust is dedicated to alleviating the impact of poverty on children and young people living in the capital.
This particularly strikes a chord during the current pandemic as lockdowns have left 1 in 3 disadvantaged children in London suffering from anxiety and depression.
Under lockdown measures, disadvantaged children have experienced chronic anxiety, stress, hunger, domestic violence, loss of peer support and mental health deterioration with disastrous long-term consequences for their education, well-being, and life chances. Research with 75 charities in London supporting 85,890 children has found that disadvantaged children are now suffering from serious mental health disorders at twice the rate of children nationally.
To help vulnerable children recover and to stop the toxic legacy of the lockdowns, The Childhood Trust's Champions for Children campaign will fund 111 projects providing vitally needed fun activities, meals, and emotional support this summer and beyond for 150,000 of London’s most vulnerable children.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
SarcoidosisUK is a charity funded solely from personal donations – of both time and money.
Sarcoidosis is a rare disease and suffers from poor quality information, low levels of support and almost no research into finding a cure.
SarcoidosisUK works to change that.
Information and support is mostly done by volunteers allowing us to put the vast majority of funds into research.
Make-A-Wish create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Whether it's starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a bedroom makeover; our wishes are varied, personal and life-changing.
We go above and beyond to grant amazing wishes to very amazing children; their One True Wish made a reality at a time when they need it most.
Because a child's life shouldn't be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis - it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
Since 1999 Willow has fulfilled more than 17,000 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease.
New Leaf Search goes extra 13.1 miles for Cancer Research
(An extract from Leasing Life Publication)
A team from asset finance and leasing recruitment firm New Leaf Search ran a half-marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. The team had previously decided to organise an event to raise money for charity. The choice of charity was an easy decision. Neel Amin, Managing Director explained: “We each have loved ones that are or have been affected by cancer – so the work conducted by Cancer Research UK is close to our hearts and an ideal fundraising choice. The harder decision was to choose a fully inclusive event for the team. Having ruled out head shaving, sky diving and desert trekking, we finally decided to take on London Royal Parks Half Marathon." Since the team had no previous distance running experience, Neel described the event as a “tough ask” but said the New Leaf Search runners had trained hard for several weeks to accomplish the feat; driven and motivated by raising money for their chosen charity. Well done to the Superhero Recruiters!
Are you fundraising?
If you are involved in a fundraising activity requiring financial sponsorship or community involvement, why not call us to see how we can support your cause?
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Charitable donations through fundraising:
We are also proud to be connected with other charities as a result of sponsoring our clients and candidates for participating in various fundraising events:
Alzheimers Society https://www.alzheimers.org.uk
Brain and Spine Foundation http://www.brainandspine.org.uk
British Skin Foundationhttps://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk
Cancer Research UK https://www.cancerresearchuk.org
Childhood Trust https://www.childhoodtrust.org.uk
Chilterns MS Centre Ltd https://www.chilternsmscentre.org
Cricket Without Boundaries http://www.cricketwithoutboundaries.com
Epilepsy Action https://www.epilepsy.org.uk
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity https://www.gosh.nhs.uk
Pancreatic Cancer UK https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk
Parkinson’s UK https://www.parkinsons.org.uk
Penny Brohn UK https://www.pennybrohn.org.uk
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity https://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Charity https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity https://www.royalmarsden.org
Sense - National Deafblind and Rubella Association https://www.sense.org.uk
Smile Train https://www.smiletrain.org
St. Michael's Hospice (North Hampshire) https://www.stmichaelshospice.org.uk
Teenage Cancer Trust https://www.teenagecancertrust.org