Our Charity Work

Valpak staff are encouraged to support local communities
through fundraising activities and donations to local charities

Staff have had lots of fun raising money for various charities, with activities including: Gunge Days, summer BBQs, Quiz Nights, Wine Tasting Evenings, Games Nights, Bake Sales and much more...

Steve Gough Gunge Day 

A selection of the corporate and employee nominated charities that we have supported to date are as follows:


This year we are raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice. The charity provides care, support, fun and laughter for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and support for their families.

Stratford-upon-Avon Food Bank

This year we are raising money for Stratford-upon-Avon Food Bank, a local charity which is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. The money we raise will help towards securing roomier premises, which are urgently required. Valpak staff are also donating groceries to help those in crisis within the town.

Mind and Guide Dogs for the Blind

In 2018, we raised money for Mind, a charity which supports people experiencing mental health problems, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Shakespeare Hospice and Parkinson's UK

In 2017, we raised £2000 to share between the Shakespeare Hospice, a local charity caring for local residents and Parkinson’s UK who staff voted for owing to the great work it undertakes across the UK.

Ettington Community First Responder Team & Stratford Cancer & Eye Hospital Team

In 2016, we raised £800 for The Ettington Community First Responder Team to provide voluntary first-response medical care within this area in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service. We also raised £800 for the Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital Team.

Coventry Haven &Stratford Cancer &Eye Hospital Team

In 2015, we raised £1,577.78 for Coventry Haven helping them to offer support to women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence to free themselves from the situation they are in. We also raised £2,680 for Stratford Cancer and Eye Hospital helping them to provide enhanced facilities for the cancer and eye wards situated in the new Stratford Hospital development.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

In 2014, we raised £2,680 for the Birmingham Children's Hospital, helping them to treat children with some of the most complex heart conditions, chronic liver and kidney disease, cancer, serious burns, epilepsy, neurology and cystic fibrosis.


In 2013, we raised £3,000 for Safeline to create a ‘young people resource room’, in new premises. Safeline provides support and relief to anyone affected by sexual abuse.

Myton Hospice

In 2012, we raised nearly £4,000 for Myton Hospice's 'Rainbow Ripples' initiative, a specialist child and teenage bereavement counselling service helping children affected by  serious illness or death of a close family member.

Elisabeth Svendsen Trust

In 2011, we raised £3,000 for The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys which provides donkey-assisted therapy for children with additional needs.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

In 2011, we spent a number of days at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust helping them to clear part of their grounds for a new Sensory Garden.

Kamla Foundation

In 2010, we raised £2,500 to support a sustainable water management project in Tamil Nadu, India, which was run by the Kamla Foundation.

Action 21

In the summer of 2010, we spent a number of days helping to clear the land and develop a Sustainability Garden at Action 21's Sustainability Centre in Leamington Spa.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

In 2009, we helped with the development of a Roman British Campsite. This hands-on project was designed to show young people how our Roman ancestors were dependant on the land and its wildlife for survival.


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Gunge Day

In 2013, Valpak staff voted for IT Manager, Ben, to be gunged. Our first Gunge Day was set up to raise money for local employee nominated charity, Safeline.
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