Alpha Laboratories aims to make a positive impact to people's lives by working with a number of local and national charities and organisations. To date the company has donated over £200,000 to support their work.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation awards grants across Hampshire to support a wide range of community projects for all ages.
These help with tackling poverty, helping families in crisis, mental health needs, supporting people with disabilities, preventing isolation and loneliness, homelessness, assisting people into employment, training or education
FareShare is the UK’s longest running food redistribution charity. The network takes good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and gets it to more than 10,500 frontline charities and community groups.
Alpha Laboratories' donations have enabled FareShare to rescue and redistribute enough foood for the equivalent of 50,000 meals.
Macmillan Cancer Support
As one of the largest UK charities, Macmillan Cancer Support offers a network of specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
Campaigning for better cancer care, it also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer has on people's lives.
@RefugeCharity supports people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. They run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives.
These include a helpline, refuges, support in the community, child support workers, independent advocacy etc.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. "United Against Dementia" the Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change and funds research to find a cure and support people living with dementia.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides practical help for people in need, defends those who are vulnerable and abused, and fights against injustice.
The donation made by Alpha Laboratories is helping to fund Addiction Development Officers that train front line staff to identify and help those who with addiction issues.
Shelter campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in Great Britain. It gives advice, information and advocacy to people in need, and tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
The Mountbatten Hospice provides free care and support to people with any life-limiting illness, including respiratory disease, Motor Neurone Disease, heart disease, advanced dementia, respiratory disease and cancer.
They also provide free bereavement and psychological support to patients and their families.
NHS Charities Together
Supporting NHS staff and emergency volunteers NHS Charities Together helps them continue with their vital life-saving work.
They also fund projects that prevent ill health and improve services for patients. The national reach through a network of NHS charities covering the UK means they ensure funds go quickly to where they are needed most.
Working with Bowel Cancer UK
Alpha Laboratories has been working with the National Bowel Screening Programmes for many years. Initially this was to supply the guaiac based faecal occult blood tests but more recently has involved helping them transition to the more sensitive and specific faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) method for screening.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Over 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment has the best chance of working.
Thus, Bowel Cancer UK is a charity close to our hearts. Our annual Christmas e-card is dedicated to them with a donation, we support their regular study days for health professionals and our staff have even chosen them as their charity for sponsored events such as the Great South Run.
Step Up For 30 Campaign 2022
Through the commitment of the Alpha Team who took part in Step Up For 30 April Activity Challenge, we submitted a donation of £2000 to Bowel Cancer UK.
Some of the achievements of those who took part include:
• Walking the length of the Thames (a whopping 215 miles!!)
• Increasing their daily step count to 10,000
• Taken part in local ParkRuns
• Logging over 3466 minutes of activity over 30 days
• Walking at least one extra mile per day
• Dancing, swimming and gardening their way through the month