OUR CHARITY MISSION
Not only are we passionate about less landfill and more reuse, charity is at the core of Recorked UK. We donate a percentage of every sale to FRANK Water, work with charity partners or our collection partners and also donate free corks to any company, society, school or charity who can make use of the corks for their own charitable goals.
ARE YOU A SCHOOL OR CHARITY WITH A USE FOR USED WINE CORKS?
We supply any school, charity or non profit organisation with free wine and prosecco corks. Ideal for craft and art projects. If you are interested do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to support FRANK Water as our nominated charity.
FRANK Water Is A Safe Water & Sanitation Charity and since 2005, FRANK Water has funded safe drinking water and sanitation for more than 330,000 people in 300 communities.
Their small organisation aims to address a big problem, providing safe drinking water to the 663 million people worldwide who still lack access to this basic human right.
Award winning social entrepreneur Katie Alcott founded FRANK Water in 2005 after she contracted dysentery from drinking dirty water. Katie realised that by selling her own ethically sourced brand of bottled spring water, she could use the profits to fund safe drinking water for those communities that needed it most. Today, FRANK Water is a registered charity with a trading subsidiary.
Wild Oxfordshire are the nominated charity of the Bothy Vineyard.
Wild Oxfordshire is an independent charity, committed to building partnerships for nature. We bring together more than 50 organisations, including local government, statutory bodies, farming organisations, conservation NGOs and local communities, with common aspirations for a better future for Oxfordshire’s wildlife.
Dr Robin Buxton, an ecologist and passionate advocate of biodiversity, set up the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum to draw together the many interests that touch Oxfordshire’s wildlife and landscape. He was backed by the Oxfordshire County Council, and English Nature. As an innovative and independent network, the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum was the first of its kind in the UK. This vibrant but informal partnership has grown and achieved full charitable status in 2000. In 2014 the Forum was re-named Wild Oxfordshire.
Our work involves sharing information and good practice through conferences, newsletters and email bulletins, influencing decision makers and helping to initiate and drive forward new projects. We have focused on areas where our conservation expertise can make a difference such as in community conservation and strategic biodiversity work. We are continually exploringe new partnerships to broaden the diversity of community engagement and support the natural heritage of Oxfordshire.
The Adnams Community Trust
The Adnams Community Trust was founded in 1990 to celebrate Adnams centenary as a public company. It is funded by a percentage of Adnams annual profits, mandated dividends, donations and legacies.
The Adnams Community Trust awards grants to worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold or, in the case of national charities, exclusively for the benefit of those living within 25 miles of Southwold.
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) is the leading community development agency working across Bedfordshire, with a proven track record built up over 60 years.
Warden Abbey Vineyard is situated on a four acre site between Old Warden and Cardington, and was planted by the Whitbread family in 1986 – although vines were first planted on this beautiful Bedfordshire field in medieval times by monks at the Cistercian Abbey of Warden.
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity now lease the vineyard in an ambitious project to provide a unique community and educational resource. The community vineyard is a not-for-profit venture. We work with other local charities, organisations and local schools to offer:
- a unique setting for horticultural therapy
- learning and skills development
- help for people into employment or voluntary work
- a range of volunteering opportunities for local people and community groups, and a great chance to be involved from vine to wine
- wildlife and heritage projects
- a secure future for this historic vineyard.
As well as offering a range of formal courses, BRCC also hopes to provide opportunities for the whole community to get involved. Set in a beautiful and historic location, there is tremendous scope to explore the site’s heritage, whilst improving wildlife habitats. All at a time when English wines are really coming into their own! For more information, visit the Warden Abbey Vineyard website.
Craigowl Primary School
The team at Craigowl Primary reached out to us in October 2017 asking for corks to create craft products for a winter market, with all proceeds going to charity. We were happy to do this and funded the free corks.
Business 4 Life / Wessex Water / WaterAid
Business 4 Life is a Wessex Water run scheme which is now in it's 10th year. It takes a group of 12 Wessex Water and contractor emplyees on a fundraising journey over the course of 12 months with a pre set fund raising target to be donated to WaterAid.
The team acts as a new start-up company with a small budget, and through lecture sessions learns all about how to run a business effectively; from finances and marketing to operations and even employee disciplinaries if necessary! The team put their new knowledge into practice by organising an array of exciting events throughout the year, with the aim to turn a 'profit' for the team, all of which is of course donated to WaterAid.
The team reached out to us in October 2017 for 2000 free corks in order to turn them into products for a Xmas market, with all the profits donated to WaterAid. As always we were happy to do this!