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 and other nominated charity partners. 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.
Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard
Warden Abbey Vineyard is a 4 acre vineyard on a site first planted with vines in medieval times by monks at Warden Abbey, and is part of a Scheduled Monument. It is now run by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) as a community project and social enterprise. We want to create an outdoor environment that benefits service users and volunteers through learning, improving their general health, and reducing isolation. Service users can include younger people, older people and those disadvantaged in terms of physical or mental health. The vineyard relies totally on its volunteers, who are involved in all aspects of its running, care, and wider development. The volunteers have founded the Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard as a charity in its own right, dedicated to supporting the project. We work with other local charities and schools to provide a unique and beautiful setting for learning and skills projects, help for people into employment or voluntary work, social and therapeutic horticulture, wildlife and heritage projects.
For more information, visit the Warden Abbey Vineyard website.
“James has loved being outdoors, he told his parents that it was great working in the Vineyard” Natalie, St John’s Special School teacher describing the feelings of an autistic student.
“It gives you a sense of self worth especially important for those of us out of work, and a feeling of achievement at the end of the day.” Peter, Volunteer Into Employment Client
We are pleased to team up with the teams at No 1 Lounges, four premium airport lounges to collect their corks. Their key charity is the wonderful When You Wish Upon a Star. When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children. Their Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990 they have proudly granted over 17,500 Wishes across the UK.