Charity sits at the heart of Search Seven. From day one, founder Gavin Willis pledged to donate up to 7% of the company’s annual profits to charities and local community projects, and it’s a fundraising initiative we are still running today. We support our staff every time they raise money for charity, supporting their fundraising efforts by donating up to £250 for their first event, and £150 for each event after that. Our CSR strategy has won us multiple awards, and it’s something we’re incredibly proud of.
In 2018 we set ourselves the target of raising £17,000 to celebrate our 7th anniversary in business – the #share7 campaign. By December we had raised a fantastic £20,000, shared across our seven chosen charities – including our flagship charity, Rockinghorse.
To mark our 10th anniversary in 2021, we’ve launched #share77k and set ourselves the ambitious target of raising £77,000, with £50,000 set aside for Rockinghorse. Thanks to our local community, annual events and loyal supporters we’re on track to meet our target – if you would like to be involved or find out more about our events follow us on Twitter at @searchseven or complete our Contact Us form.
The Trevor Mann Baby Unit
The Trevor Mann Baby Unit – part of the Brighton based Rockinghorse Children’s Charity – is Search Seven’s flagship charity. They are a specialist NHS department for the care of premature and sick newborn babies, and rely on fundraising to be able to supply the items necessary for every child’s treatment, from life-saving equipment to toys.
Since Search Seven was founded in 2011, we have raised over £30,000 for Rockinghorse through gruelling marathons, abseils, quiz nights and golf days, as well as numerous other events across the city.
As part of our 2018 #share7 campaign we organised a fundraising football match at the AMEX stadium in Brighton, raising £8,500 for The Trevor Mann Baby Unit, as well as several other charities. Watch our video below for the match highlights.
We’ve got six events coming up as part of our #share77k campaign – watch this space!
Charity Quiz Night – November 2019 – raised £1,800 for Rockinghorse
10k charity run – December 2019 – raised £988* for Epilepsy Society
Endurance Life Half Marathon – 14th March 2020
- Andy Austin raised £465* for The Clock Tower Sanctuary
- Ryan Lewis raised £1300* for The Royal Brompton Hospitals
*as part of our CSR strategy, Search Seven donate £250 towards all staff fundraising for their first event, and £150 thereafter
Charities we support
Search Seven have also supported dozens of charities over the years, including:
- Nkuringo Foundation
- Tree of Hope
- Breakthrough Breast Cancer
- Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY)
- The Sussex Beacon
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Epilepsy Society
- The Clock Tower Sanctuary
- Group B Strep Support
- The Royal Brompton Hospitals
- Brighton Women’s Centre