We committed to working with others
The S&P Charitable Trust
Launched in 2005 the aim of The Smith & Pinching Charitable Trust is to raise as much money as possible to help relieve hardship or distress and to further the education of the general public by way of grants to individuals and organisations including schools and charities in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.
Smith & Pinching have always recognised the importance of having a positive impact on our community. This is demonstrated by some of the projects we are involved with…
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Smith & Pinching have worked with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust for a few years now, running employee volunteer days which have served a dual purpose. We have been able to significantly support the Trust by helping with the maintenance of the various beautiful sites around our county. This has proved to be a great team-building activity for the business and is something we hope to continue each year.
Norfolk Reading Project
Several staff members have volunteered with the Norfolk Reading Project. This charity focuses on improving literacy standards across Norfolk. Reading is fundamental to all learning, so any children who fall behind in their literacy and reading skills should be given an opportunity to read to an adult. The pandemic and the closure of many schools resulted in those struggling to fall further behind. This was a real impetus for Smith & Pinching to increase their involvement in the charity beyond just donations.
Norfolk Lawn Tennis Association
Smith & Pinching are proud sponsors of Norfolk Tennis through the Norfolk Lawn Tennis Association. We work with the team to support tennis coaching to people of all ages and abilities – particularly Junior Tennis – aimed at selected players aged 5-18. Junior players are encouraged to play in fun competitions once they have settled into a regular coaching programme. The aim is to help every player achieve their goals and reach their potential, helping support them into and through LTA regional and national pathway training.
Financial Education in Schools
Several Smith & Pinching staff have delivered financial education in schools across topics such as my future finances, moving on from school, staying safe from scams, and making decisions and risks. Topical and targeted education aimed at year 10-13 students, these presentations are interactive and designed to make young adults think carefully and plan ahead.