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
We are delighted to announce our Charity of the Year is 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. Common issues as a result of TSC can include epilepsy, autism, learning difficulties and kidney problems.
It is estimated that as many as 11,000 people in the UK and more than a million people worldwide are currently living with TSC.
The TSA improves the lives of people affected by TSC through:
- Supporting the TSC community through our dedicated support team, up-to-date information and UK-wide events
- Funding world-class research into the causes, management and treatment of TSC
- Campaigning to influence NHS policy and to ensure that the voices of people affected by TSC are heard
- Expanding knowledge and awareness of TSC across the public and health, social care and education professionals
To find out more information or make a donation, please visit www.tuberous-sclerosis.org
As well as supporting the TSA, Equistone will continue to support a selection of other charities - either through sponsorship, fund matching or from committing time on a pro bono basis.