Giving back

Giving back

Working with charitable partners is a vital part of what we do at VANA.

Each project is linked to us through our work, family or locality so we can give our time, resources and financial support.

Community schemes, sponsored events (such as the Cotswold Way Challenge, a 24hr, 100km walk) and regular donations allow us to connect with the individuals and charitable organisations.

2018: We are supporting the RNLI. It’s an amazing iconic organisation that needs little introduction. It’s also a cause that has become more relevant given the amount of time we spend on the beaches of the south west with our families. We’re always grateful that the children are overseen and well-advised, so this is one way of showing our appreciation in return.

2017: Debbie completed the Cotswold Way Challenge, a 24-hour 100km walk, in early July raising almost £2000 for Action for A-T. Vana Resourcing also donated to Children’s Hospice South West – a charity providing care and support to families who have children with life-limiting conditions.

In 2016, we donated to the Bristol Children’s Hospital via the Above and Beyond Children’s Christmas Appeal, and to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 2015 we supported Julian House, a Bath-based charity providing a real opportunity and support to people wanting to move away from rough sleeping. www.julianhouse.org.uk.

In 2014 we were privileged to make a donation to Meningitis Now, following the death of one of our partner’s relatives. We also donated some money to a fund to help Archie and Scarlett, a brother and sister who have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The fund was raising money to buy two electric wheelchairs which have since dramatically improved these children’s everyday lives.

In 2013 we supported a project by Malpasso in Rwanda. Visit project website.

In 2012, we helped SANDS, an organisation that offers support to parents who have lost a baby either after birth or during pregnancy. www.uk-sands.org.

In 2011, we supported the Wooden Spoon charity to help disadvantaged children and younger people across the British Isles live happier, richer lives. www.woodenspoon.org.uk.

In previous years, we have also supported a number of cancer related charities including South West Hospicecare who cared for Debbie’s father, and Cancer Research.

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Debbie is an outstanding recruitment, talent and client management professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her a number of times in the last 7-8 years, and unlike many peers in her industry, she and her partner Jo consistently treat clients and candidates with the level of respect, professionalism and most importantly with a personal service, such a big decision requires. Her ability to really understand client needs, candidate capabilities and matching the two, while retaining the role of a true trusted advisor is very impressive. I would wholeheartedly recommend Debbie to any prospective blue chip client, or HR professional looking for a new opportunity.

Chris Jones, Group Head of People Development, Merlin Entertainments plc