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So far we have raised


Welcome to the O’Brien Contractors Charitable Trust

Over a quarter of a million pounds and counting raised in the last seven years!

We’re committed to ensuring that we leave a lasting legacy with the work we do and on the people we meet.
The early days…
Back in 2017, a group of O’Brien Contractors staff came together to establish a significant and focused approach to fundraising. Through their collaboration and tireless efforts, the O’Brien Charitable Trust was born.

Each year, O’Brien Contractors staff members form the Trust’s fundraising committee with the initial goal of raising £15,000. To create a greater impact and give back to the communities around us, all funds raised go toward local causes.

A pound for pound pledge…
With the Trust up and running, the directors of O’Brien Contractors pledged to match every pound up to £15,000  raised by the team once the £15,000 target was hit. In the last seven years, the team has reached or exceeded this target every single time, all thanks to the generous people, companies, and partners who have supported us along the way!

A quarter of a million and beyond…
In its seven years, the Trust has collected over a Quarter of a Million: a magnificent sum donated to local charities.

The kind support from our suppliers, followers, team and donors continues to make an incredible difference to the lives of many local families and individuals.

We’re proud of all that the Trust has achieved and will work hard to continue to make a positive impact in the years to come.

2023 actions

  • Annual golf day
  • Annual bike ride
  • Dress-down days
  • Summer BBQs
  • Office Movember

By the end of 2024, we’re aiming to smash our target and hope you can join us in donating to a selection of fantastic local causes. To find out more about the causes we have supported with the funds raised in 2023, take a look below…

The £52,000 raised in 2023 will support:

Zoe’s Place 

Zoe’s Place is an independent, registered children’s charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants, aged from birth to five years, who are suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Compassionate care is the heart of their philosophy and is provided to all who access their facilities. There is no cost to the families for this service.

Warwickshire & Northampton Air Ambulance (WNAA)

The O’Brien Charitable Trust considers the WNAA donation to be a priority, due to its independent and self-funded approach and history of rescue on many remote construction sites. The organisation provides the best possible pre-hospital care and rapid transport to specialist hospitals for those suffering serious injury and illness. WNAA attends approximately 1,000 missions a year, each costing around £2,500, which are funded solely by donations.

Myton Hospice

Myton Hospice is dedicated to enhancing life when cure is no longer an option. The charity supports people living with a terminal illness and their families, from the point of diagnosis to end of life. Myton Hospice is a leader in compassionate end-of-life care, focused on patient wellbeing and empowerment, allowing them quality time with their loved ones.

The Kingswood Trust

The Kingswood Trust offers outdoor education activities that enable learning about and through the environment. Its mission is to provide high quality outdoor days and residential experiences in a safe environment that will support improved outcomes for children and the wider community.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

One of the country’s leading paediatric centres, our donations will help improve the lives of over 90,000 children, young people and their families. With their mission to provide the very best treatment, it is an honour to have been able to support them over the past few years.

Cleary’s Boxing Gym, Leamington Spa

We have made a donation to Cleary’s Gym to assist their expansion. This will help to accommodate and encourage more people of all ages to take up boxing to keep physically and mentally healthy. Cleary’s aims to deliver their social and ethical responsibility by ensuring they are enhancing physical and mental well-being. Championing opportunities to participate in sport across multiple demographics and help aid the underprivileged.

Friendship Project for Children

The Friendship Project is an organisation that provides opportunities for children who are disadvantaged by family circumstances. The programme provides patrons with an ‘Older Friend’ who spends 2-3 hours per week helping to develop the child’s confidence and self-esteem with learning opportunities and experiences they otherwise would not receive within their home environment.

Operating throughout Warwickshire, all children are referred to the charity through Warwickshire County Council Children’s Services. The charity receives grants and donations from various charities, trusts and commercial organisations, as well as individuals, which help to fund this fantastic cause.

Acorns Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice offers a network of specialist palliative nursing care and support for local children and their families. The Trust’s donations will go on to support services including short breaks for children at the hospices, therapeutic and psychosocial support, support for siblings and other family members, and emergency and end of life care and bereavement support.

The Stratford Upon Avon Samaritans are dedicated to providing a lifeline of support to individuals in emotional distress. It’s core service revolves around offering an anonymous, confidential listening ear, available 24/7, for anyone who needs to talk. Beyond the hotline, they actively engage with their community through outreach programs in schools, colleges, A&E hospital departments, and local organisations. Through these initiatives, they aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma surrounding mental health, and provide essential resources. Join them in making a difference, one conversation at a time.

Community Projects

As part of our CSR commitment, O’Brien Contractors strives to help the communities that we work in, by working with our clients to ensure that worthy causes such as foodbanks, community groups and local charities are supported. Each year, £10,000 is dedicated purely to helping those in need. Some of the charities we have supported recently include:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank
  • Friends of Balaam’s Wood Local Nature Reserve
  • Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
  • Stoney Stanton Scout Group
  • Middleton Hall & Gardens

Updates on the chosen charities and causes for 2024 will be announced soon.

Good causes we have supported since the start:

  • Helping Hands Community Project
  • Acorns Children’s Hospice
  • Northampton Emergency Homeless Nightshelter
  • Myton Hospice
  • Zoe’s Place
  • Molly Olly’s Wishes
  • Doorway
  • Young People First
  • Guy’s Gift
  • Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
  • Coventry Cyrenians
  • Freddie’s Wish
  • Wolverhampton Boxing Club
  • The Helping Harry Trust
  • Centrepoint
  • St Basils, Birmingham
  • The Friendship Project for Children
  • The Trussell Trust, Birmingham and Nottingham
  • New Beginnings Baby Bundles
  • West Heath Community Centre
  • Let’s Feed Brum
  • Cubbington and District OAP Association
  • Old Saltleians Rugby Club
  • Water Orton Community Library
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Southam College
  • Cleary’s Boxing Gym
  • Newburgh Primary School
  • The Kingswood Trust
  • The Birthday Party Project
  • Stratford Upon Avon Samaritans

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