Spinlock are proud to support a number of charities and organisations. The focus of our charitable support is in areas aligned to our business and our employees.
Involvement in the Community: In the areas where we are based, we
encourage partnerships with local community organisations, schools and colleges
to support numerous projects. Employees are encouraged to be involved in their
local communities, through volunteering or fundraising and to make use of the
company's payroll giving facility.
At Spinlock, we recognise that the benefits are mutual; employees are proud of helping to improve and support communities, which in turn helps them to develop their own skills and experience. We have employees who are local school Governors, board members for local nurseries, who help run local sporting clubs and who give talks and demonstrations for schools and local groups.
During 2011 we launched our Employee Charity Panel to encourage and support more staff to get involved with their community. Employees can apply for funding (monetary, product or time) to support any charity or community initiative they are personally involved with. These applications are reviewed by the Panel who meet half yearly to allocate funds to the charities who they think will benefit the most.
GCA Sailing has made Greig City Academy the first inner-city London school to have its own sailing club. 5 self-renovated craft and 1,000 sailors strong. The only London comprehensive school with its own fleet, students each year are taking on the challenge of sailing for the first time.
A maritime charity that teaches yachting, sailing and watersports courses to all levels and abilities from learning to sail to a career in yachting. UKSA offer practical solutions to help change young lives.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust takes young people aged between 8 and 24 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness.
People living with or affected by cancer on the Island can access professional and confidential counselling, befriending and complementary therapies at their Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre. They offer some transportation options to help people attend hospital appointments, including the much relied upon Daisy Bus running from the ferry crossing to the mainland hospitals.
Ryde Rowing Club is one of the Isle of Wight's oldest sports clubs having been in continuous existence since 1877, providing facilities for competitive and recreational rowing as well as social facilities.
In 2018 the Spinlock team raised £5,006.02 taking on the Seafarers UK 24 Peak Challenge. Seafarers UK is a charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for over 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families.
Spinlock allows staff paid leave to donate blood. Giving blood saves lives. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments. The service requires around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate.
Spinlock sponsors the under eight-year old’s football team. The team play on the school football field on Saturday mornings. allowing children to have a fun, enjoyable introduction to football.
The Isle of Wight Christmas Toy appeal brightens Christmas for less fortunate children living on the Isle of Wight. These are children that for a variety of reasons are finding Christmas tough; perhaps a family bereavement or another crisis in their lives, maybe their family cannot afford gifts. Working with the IOW Council and local charities the Toy Appeal can ensure that the donations reach the children who need them most.
The Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal has been running for over 25 years and is a popular date in the Spinlock calendar with staff and their families getting involved every year. Many Spinlock parents say the task of gathering items to donate to children less fortunate is a tangible activity to get children involved with charity. In 2019 we collected 35 boxes at Spinlock HQ, Cowes.
Need a helping hand? We may be able to help. If you are based locally to us and need some hands to make light work of your project then give us a shout.
We would like to support local charities and community organisations who would benefit from a few extra hands. We may be able to offer you up to 40 hours hard work to get a job done; such as marshalling, decorating or gardening. It may not be our day job but we’ll always do our best for you. If we can spare the hours depending on our schedule then we’ll be there. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests. Please give as much detail as possible in order for your application to be accepted.