Hooray Charity Partners Announcement!

Hooray Announces New Charity Partners with Gloucestershire’s local charities ‘Read for Good’ and ‘The Nelson Trust’ as part of their ongoing commitment to ethical recruitment.

Hooray has chosen two local charities as their new charity partners!

Gloucestershire’s leading Ethical Recruitment agency Hooray, an independent and award-winning agency based in Cheltenham, proudly announces its collaboration with local charities, ‘Read for Good’ and ‘The Nelson Trust.’

The decision reflects Hooray’s commitment to making a positive impact on the community through their ethical approach. Hooray Recruitment will actively support their charity partners by participating in fundraising activities, raising awareness, and engaging in volunteering initiatives to help support their chosen charities’ overall mission and goals.

The decision to support two new Charity Partners is rooted in Hooray’s belief in pioneering ethical recruitment for a better working world. By aligning with local charities that share principles and values, Hooray aims to contribute to the future workforce’s access to education and support individuals seeking to reintegrate into the world of work.

Richard Arthur, Hooray’s Managing Director, expressed his delight about the charity partnerships:

“I am delighted that the team at Hooray Recruitment have chosen The Nelson Trust and Read for Good as our new charity partners. As an ethical recruitment business, we want to ensure we are always practising good business, and adding significant value to the local community through our fundraising efforts and the 92 (4 per employee) paid volunteer days we offer our staff.

Understanding what the charities do, knowing how our skills can enhance their services, and making sure our values are aligned is really important to us as a business.

We support many charities, however, as our official charity partners, I am very excited to see how we can support both The Nelson Trust and Read for Good in 2024 and beyond”.

Ian Moriarty, Hooray’s Operations Director, commented on the internal process, stating:

“The process was a really collaborative one where the Hooray team voted on which charities they wanted to support in 2024. Choosing from a shortlist of some of the most dynamic and inspirational charities in the region, it went to a vote, and we are thrilled to be supporting both ‘The Nelson Trust’ and ‘Read For Good’ throughout 2024 (and beyond).”

John Trolan, Chief Executive Officer of The Nelson Trust said:

“I am delighted that the team at Hooray have chosen to support Nelson Trust as one of their charity partners to bring belief, hope and long-term recovery to lives affected by addiction and multiple disadvantages. We share the same values of being passionate about making a positive impact on people and nurturing relationships based on honesty and transparency and have already seen the team in action sharing their skills and experience to assist our beneficiaries with their employability skills.”

Barbara Williams from Read for Good said:

“Children who choose to read in their free time are more likely to do well at school, grow up to have jobs they love, be happier and have more fulfilled lives. Read for Good aims to inspire a life-changing love of reading towards a more equal society. Partnering with Hooray will help us to share this love of reading with even more children. We are looking forward to working together to bring the magic of books and stories to children in schools and hospitals in Gloucestershire and across the UK.”

This announcement comes as Hooray Recruitment continues to expand its positive impact within the community. By partnering with ‘Read for Good’ and ‘The Nelson Trust,’ Hooray seeks to amplify the incredible work these charities do and further promote the importance of supporting the future workforce through ethical practices.

Get to know Hooray’s Chosen Charity

Hooray's Charity Partner 'Read for Good' representatives stood with Ian Moriarty, Operational Director at Hooray.

 ‘Read for Good’:

Read for Good; is a national charity based in Gloucestershire. They work across the UK to encourage children to love reading. They work in schools and hospitals across the UK to enable, empower and motivate all children to discover the simple joy of reading.

Read for Good encourages reading through their annual Readathon®, which engages around 350,000 children in a sponsored reading challenge. They provide books and storyteller visits to bring joy to children in hospital, and deliver their Brilliant Box of Books scheme to schools and community settings where books are in short supply.

Their website is packed full of resources and ideas from resources for schools, to ideas for non-mainstream settings, a showcase of author events, and ‘books we love’ to get children reading. Head on over there to find out more!

Contact: Barbara Williams barbara@readforgood.org | 01453 839005

Hooray's Charity Partner 'The Nelson Trust' representative Andy Jarrett stood with Richard Arthur, Managing Director at Hooray.

‘The Nelson Trust’

The Nelson Trust was established in 1985 in Brimscombe, near Stroud. They have helped thousands of people to recover from addiction, re-build an independent, fulfilling life and re-join the community. The charity offers an abstinence-based, residential rehabilitation programme which offers therapeutic support and practical help with housing, education, training and employment.

The Nelson Trust opened a women-only residential service in 2004 to help women with complex, multiple needs. They established their award-winning Women’s Centre in Gloucester City Centre in 2010 and now operate five more Women’s Centres in Swindon (2013) covering the Wiltshire area, Bridgewater (2019) to cover Somerset, Bristol (2020), their first of its kind centre inside HMP Eastwood Park (2021), and Cardiff (2022).

The Women’s Centres are for women who experience multiple vulnerabilities and may be at risk of offending. The centre provides women with immediate access to support and guidance on a variety of issues including family and relationships, housing, substance misuse, domestic violence, health, debt, employment and training.

Our Vision – A world where both the causes and consequences of multiple disadvantages are understood, effectively tackled, and ultimately eliminated.

Our Mission – We will be a centre of excellence bringing belief, hope, and long-term recovery to lives affected by addiction and multiple disadvantages.

If you’d like to learn more about the Nelson Trust and what they do visit their website here.

If you’re interested in keeping up to date about our partnership with ‘Read for Good’ and ‘The Nelson Trust’ make sure to follow our social media pages Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok as well as visit our community page on our website to find out more about our Ethical Commitment and our Community Impact.

Hooray Recruitment, established in 2017, is a team of more than 20 professionals with a mission to deliver expert recruitment solutions while remaining committed to sound ethical principles. The agency operates in Gloucestershire and throughout the whole UK, supporting both temporary and permanent solutions within the Professional Services, Tech, Engineering, Healthcare and Education sectors. For more information, please contact us at hello@hoorayworks.co.uk or on 01242 300228 or to find out more about our services click here.