About - Charities
PLMR’s Commitment to Charity
PLMR is well known across the sector as the public affairs and PR agency with an ethical edge.
From day one back in 2006 we have made a long standing commitment to donate 5% of net profits to charity each year - a pledge that stands PLMR apart from many of its contemporaries. Below you will find information on some of the charities we have supported over the past six years.
Springfield Community Flat
PLMR has supported the Lambeth community project, the Springfield Community Flat, since startup.
The Springfield Community Flat Project provides a number of services, including playschemes, crèche, after-school clubs, older persons club, activities on the adventure playground, parent/carer and toddler group, and youth club to a community facing many challenges and deprivations.
PLMR staff volunteer to personally help Springfield Community Flat twice a year. This includes clearing areas, gardening, and many other activities that help improve the Springfield Estate, and the lives of its residents.
Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope
PLMR are proud and delighted to work with Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (ELofH), offering pro bono advice and support as the charity grows and takes on new projects.
ELofH is a small charity, which supports children who have lost their limbs to have a bright and active future, through providing low-cost prosthetic limbs and funding further technical research into prosthetics. The charity was founded in October 2010 by twin sisters Sarah Hope and Victoria Bacon, in memory of their mother Elizabeth, who died in a horrific bus crash four years ago.
PLMR supported ELofH to officially register as a charity in April 2011, and helped to arrange ELofH’s official launch event for over 200 guests at the House of Commons on 3rd May. Kevin Craig is a trustee of ELofH, and Rebecca Newsom is the charity’s main coordinator and researcher.
Hope For Children
Hope for Children helps disabled, orphaned, poor and exploited children, in particular those living in developing countries.
Hope for Children works in over 30 countries around the world and has full-time representatives in Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Uganda, UK and Zimbabwe.
Trinity provides the only dedicated end of life care service for 750,000 people living in central and south west London
Trinity was founded in 1891 as England’s first hospice – we continue this pioneering tradition today as an innovative and influential centre of excellence for end of life care.
As a local charity, PLMR regularly donates to the Trinity Hospice, including at Christmas where rather than send Christmas cards we donated the proceeds to them.
HEAL – a UK registered charity – is committed to providing shelter, support, education and healthcare for needy children.
PLMR provides pro-bono support for the charity by providing PR and Public Affairs support for their activities in Peterborough including the charity’s latest project to to build an eco-friendly ‘Paradise Village’, which will support 1000 orphaned children from Andhra Pradesh, India.
2012 - Staff Charity Selections
In 2012 PLMR decided to take a wholly democratic approach for a proportion of its charitable giving, asking every staff member to nominate a charity of their choice.
Placing the power of the company’s purse strings into the hands of our employees, we asked all 24 members of staff to nominate a charity that means something special to them to receive a £250 donation. Behind this decision was the firm belief that staff members, who have contributed so much to the success and growth of PLMR, should have a say in the way that success helps people who are less fortunate.
The nominated charities are:
South London Botanical Institute
Tree of Hope
Future for Children
Rhythms of Life International
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Worst Kept Secret
Addenbrooke’s Hospital Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust
Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield
Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts
Trees for Cities
Hillside Specialist School
Freedom from Fistula Foundation