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Charity & Community

VGC has a long history in supporting charities, from a dedicated charity partner of the year to responding to local community good causes and international aid efforts.

We are extremely proud that our people regularly embrace opportunities to go beyond to support others in times of need and distress.

Our charity fundraising efforts are often an opportunity to have fun along the way too. Find out more about our latest activities.

18 October 2022

Anti-Slavery Day 2022

Today is Anti-Slavery day, marked on 18 October every year, which is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery, and encourage organisations, business and individuals to take action to address the issue. VGC actively take action to prevent modern slavery within the business, as well as continuing to educate ourselves through external events, and

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9 March 2022

VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3

News release   VGC announces the Lighthouse Club as corporate charity partner for 2022/3     Date:  5th March 2022     VGC are delighted to announce that our staff have nominated the Lighthouse Club as our 2022 Corporate Charity Partner.   The Lighthouse Club is the only charity that provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing

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16 August 2021

My favourite money tips for parents

Fiona shares some of her money tips - now that the retail shops are open, and children are on holiday, it could be a very pricey time...

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18 November 2020

Highly commended in CN Specialists awards

VGC was highly commended in the Community Engagement category of the 2020 CN Specialists Awards for our 'Go beyond the gates' programme.

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6 July 2020

Hobbies, music and nature make you happier

Research results show that taking up a hobby, being outside close to nature, and listening to music can all help make people happier.

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16 October 2019

Touch rugby to help charity

Congratulations to winners Atkins in the Heathrow 'touch rugby world cup' on 16 October which raised £16,500 for construction charity The Lighthouse Club.

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9 September 2019

A weekend of charity fundraising

This weekend saw 11 VGC employees (plus two supporters) running a total of 112km for State of Mind Sport. On 7 September Chelsey, Jason, Zena, Emma, Melanie, Patrick, Ellie and Alex (left) tackled 5km of Rough Runner. During the night, Chris, James and Donatas tackled 10km of Nuclear Blackout (the 5km obstacle course twice round).

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4 September 2019

Students enjoy summer internships with VGC

Year 12 students Ryan and Omar enjoyed four weeks’ work experience at VGC this summer. The paid internships were part of our partnership with UK-wide charity Career Ready. Omar Miah from Westminster Kingsway College and Ryan Waite from Queens’ School, Bushey, were introduced to several departments in our London head office, including personnel, marketing, procurement

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23 July 2019

Charity golf day in Cumbria

George writes: Our recent Cumbria golf day raised over £500 for charity State of Mind Sport. A good day was had by all who attended. The standard of golf was very high, plus we were blessed with the weather. Attendees included the Sellafield team from Morgan Sindall, two teams from M&W, Jacobs, and PPS. VGC

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8 July 2019

Update: running to raise funds for SOMS

Laurence writes: 8 July 2019: How lucky I was to run 10 km with my daughter Joscelyn in my home town. I’m pleased to say we had a lovely run yesterday – and we crossed the line together. We started at the Gateshead international stadium, and ran downhill to the Tyne river past the Baltic

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