Awards & Charities
Since commencing business in 2007, Be Wiser has been fortunate to win a number of prizes and awards that highlight our desire to be the best and provide the best possible service to our customers and employees.
We are recognised as a leading employer locally and also nationally, having won Newcomer Large Employer of the Year 2015 and also for the second year running, Be Wiser were named as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers.
Here at Be Wiser we ask our staff to nominate charities each year to support and fund-raise for. During the year we host a number of events such as Bake offs, themed dress up days, summer fetes, golfing days, race days and many more things.
Be Wiser - Supporting our Community
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
They have been in existence for over 30 years and have helped nearly 50,000 families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.
There are currently 11 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all just moments away from their respective children's wards, with plans for further developments well under-way.
“It is our mission to ensure we have sufficient funds and expertise to develop and sustain free accommodation at every specialist children’s hospital in the UK. This will allow us to help thousands more families stay together, while their child is in hospital, in the years to come”.
Andover Mind, have been working in the local area since 1984, providing support, advice and information for anyone affected by mental health distress. They deliver training and try to encourage local people to talk about mental health to help break down the stigma which surrounds the subject. They work in a number of community settings providing;
Repair and renovations service through the Ugly Duckling Industrial Unit
Emotional and Resilience training for children aged 9 – 11 years old
Safe Haven provides ‘out of hours’ help and support
The Repair Café has been running in Andover since 2017
The RSPCA North Wiltshire branch is a self-funding, separately registered charity. They are one of 172 RSPCA branches in England and Wales who work with the national organisation and its inspectorate to care for sick, injured and neglected animals.
“Our mission is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate suffering of animals by promoting Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act which details the five fundamental needs of animals;
Need a suitable environment
Need a suitable diet
Need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
Need to be housed with or apart from other animals
Need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease
Our Chosen Charities
The charities that Be Wiser are supporting this year are:
Macmillan - believes that no one should face cancer alone and here at Be Wiser we believe the same. We worked with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2015 and hosted many charity fundraising events to help raise money for this fantastic charity.
In 2016 we were able to work with three Charities; Naomi House, The British Heart Foundation and The Countess of Brecknock Hospice.
Previously Be Wiser have been lucky enough to support various other charities including:
In 2015 Be Wiser worked with Macmillan Cancer Support. During the year Be Wiser and its staff organised and ran a number of events and raised a total of £10,547.80 for Macmillan.
Naomi House provide expert hospice care to more than 340 life-limited and life- threatened children, young people and their extended families.
Brecknock Hospice opened in September 1990 by the Duchess of Kent, the hospice is a purpose built unit providing practical nursing and supportive care for patients’
British Heart Foundation
fight for every heartbeat, their vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease
In 2017 Be Wiser worked with; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Alzheimer's Research UK and Brighter Futures.