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Our Charity Partners

Below are short summaries of the great charities that we’ve partnered with to make a real difference. From helping to protect under threat ecosystems in Asia to feeding vulnerable people in the UK, Bywaters aims to make as wide an impact as possible in the charitable work we do, and we’re always looking out for new organisations to support.

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FoodCycle

FoodCycle are a charity who collect surplus food and use it to create free delicious meals for the hungry and the lonely in London and around the UK – bringing communities together with great food. They have been doing this for over a decade, and in 2018 saved 265 tonnes of food from going to waste, transforming it into 290,000 free meals.

We do whatever we can to support FoodCycle in the work they do, with Bywaters not only partnering with our clients to divert money to this great cause, but encouraging our staff to volunteer time every month to help serve food to the thousands of people who benefit from FoodCycle’s nutritious free meals.

Find out more about FoodCycle here.

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World Wildlife Fund

Bywaters has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund in order to help combat illegal poaching using sniffer dogs. The illegal wildlife trade is worth an estimated £51million per year, and could lead to the extinction of many of the world’s endangered species, such as tigers that are targeted by poachers for their valuable pelts.

In order to combat this problem, we support the WWF in training more sniffer dogs so that there can be greater coverage of the areas in which this illegal industry takes place: in the areas where the poachers operate, the airports and ports where the drugs are smuggled, and the cargo areas where they often go undetected. Through this work we can hopefully save many wonderful creatures from extinction.

Read more about the WWF sniffer dog programme here.

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GreenPop

GreenPop was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing about a ‘treevolution’: planting thousands of trees to bring about reforestation across Sub-Saharan Africa and encourage a world where nature and human beings thrive together. Africa is the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent, making this work absolutely crucial in preserving the world’s environment.

Bywaters works with GreenPop to help keep this amazing project going, and ensure as many trees as possible are planted each year to preserve local ecosystems. GreenPop now operates projects in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania – bringing their vision of a greener world to thousands of people each year.

To learn more about GreenPop’s work, see here.

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London Wildlife Trust

Bywaters has recently partnered with the London Wildlife Trust in order to preserve London’s wild spaces and the animals that live there, helping us protect the city in which we’re based as part of our ‘London for London’ initiative. The London Wildlife Trust manages 37 nature reserves across the UK’s capital, protecting wildlife and engaging local communities in the importance of conservation.

Keeping London sustainable is a cause very close to Bywaters’ heart, as we have been operating within the city in one form or another for over 100 years. We’re proud to support the work of London Wildlife Fund and to be part of changing peoples’ attitudes to the value of natural spaces and the animals that rely on them to survive.

More information about the London Wildlife Trust can be found here.

The Bywaters Charity Pot

In addition to donating both time and money to these organisations, we also incorporate charitable giving into our sustainability initiatives. Every time one of our clients or an external organisation attends one of our beach cleans or MRF tours, they are encouraged to make a small donation to a charity pot, and the money raised this way is donated at the end of each year to a charity chosen by Bywaters’ staff.

We always look for ways to increase the amount of work that both us and our clients do for charities. Together, we know we can make a real difference.