Supporting a great cause in the East Midlands

We’re a business that’s committed to doing nice things. From our OFR Better Days campaign — which encourages colleagues to take paid leave from work to support charitable endeavours — to our ongoing commitment to organisations like Forever Manchester, we truly believe in putting back across the towns and cities we work in across the UK.

This month, we’ve been supporting the Alfreton Park Community Special School — a current project of OFR’s — helping to raise £5,000 at a fundraising cricket match. The funds will go towards the refurbishment of The Deer Shed Café, a vital community resource which, once converted, will provide pupils with a safe environment in which they can gain experience in an actual workplace whilst providing a much-needed amenity for the local community.

Pupils will be involved in every aspect of the café, from designing the menu, preparing food and drinks and serving customers. The café will provide the space in which pupils will be able to gain valuable life skills with which they can change their expectations and their futures.

We are delighted to have helped raise funds to make this a reality and know that this café will become a vital service for both pupils and local stakeholders which will be at very the heart of the local community.