Equistone in the community
In 2019, Equistone committed to establishing a more formalised framework of third sector activity in the UK. As a result, a Charity Committee was established with the aim of supporting a Charity of the Year through raising awareness and fundraising activities.
Nominated charities had to meet one of the following criteria: to benefit the local community near one of its UK offices, be personally meaningful to the nominating member of staff and ideally an organisation where the greater part of any donation had a direct impact.
Charity of the Year
Our 2021 Charity of the Year is the Thrombosis UK, which works to increase awareness, support research and extend understanding through education and the sharing of information to improve care for all those affected by thrombosis.
Thrombosis is the formation of blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. It remains a global health issue, affecting more than 60,000 people every year in the UK, yet many have little or no understanding about the causes and effects of thrombosis, and how it can be prevented.
Together with their mission to extend awareness and increase education, Thrombosis UK’s research strategy seek to:
- Improve understanding
- Inform prevention, treatment and management
- Protect those at risk and improve the outcomes for everyone affected by thrombosis.
Thrombosis UK offers research grants and travel fellowships for healthcare professionals and scientists whose study will help improve the experience and outcomes of patents or extend the understanding of thrombosis. Thrombosis UK is also active in participating in research, including participating in and sitting on research review committees.
To find out more information or make a donation, please visit www.thrombosisuk.org
Last year’s charity of the year
Our 2020 Charity of the Year was the Tuberous Sclerosis Association (TSA), which provides UK-wide support to families and individuals affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a rare genetic condition that causes growths to develop in different organs around the body. Visit www.tuberous-sclerosis.org
Equistone continues to support a selection of other charities - either through sponsorship, fund matching or from committing time on a pro bono basis.