Preston and South Ribble charities offered free help from local industry network

Posted on - 4th January, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News, South Ribble News
Darryl Cooke, founder of the gunnercooke foundation
Darryl Cooke, founder of the gunnercooke foundation

Preston and South Ribble charities are being offered free support to develop and thrive despite the Covid-19 pandemic.


Law firm gunnercooke is reaching out to charities through its charity arm, the gunnercooke foundation, which aims to connect businesses with charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Work includes supporting charity CEOs to enhance their effectiveness, growing networks and services through peer support hubs, mentoring, workshops and 1-2-1 sessions to grow business techniques and strategies, as well as undertaking significant projects for its charities.

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gunnercooke Co-Founder, Darryl Cooke, said: “We live in an unequal society and the pandemic has exposed some harsh truths, so we have a real responsibility to do as much as we can to help.

“The gunnercooke¬†foundation is already helping 80 small and medium-sized charities across the UK, by helping them to grow the good work that they do including connecting them with business experts in their area. Our business and our people are determined to do as much as we can.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre reaching out to charities and not for profits in Preston to offer our support. We have a fantastic group of businesspeople and industry professionals in the area who are committed to supporting third sector leaders grow their not-for-profit businesses so they can do more good and faster.”

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The gunnercooke foundation is also appealing to industry leaders to get involved with its projects.

Darryl continued: “Corporate Social Responsibility is dead because it doesn‚Äôt connect with the commercial activities of a business, but we have found a better way to help. Helping is so much more than painting a fence or a staff away day.

“The gunnercooke¬†foundation gives a range of ways for businesspeople to use their skills, experience and expertise to help the third sector develop and thrive. It‚Äôs a fantastic opportunity for leaders to make a direct difference in their local community.‚ÄĚ

Charities can find out more and apply for free membership via the gunnercooke foundation website.

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Do you know a charity or not-for-profit organisation that would benefit from this free support? Let us know in the comments.

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