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Highams Charity Work

Highams love to take an active interest in supporting the local community and charities. Take a look at just a handful of the charities we've helped out. For more information, check out our Charity News page.

The Stuart Howarth Foundation

Highams are proud to announce we have donated £10,000 for funding the The Stuart Howarth Foundation. Stuart is an award winning local man who has become a real inspiration to all who meet him. Tommy and all the team at Highams are very proud to help this great man in any way we can. General manager Dave Shore said: “We decided to make the donation because he spends all his time helping other people. “It’s brilliant what he’s doing. “We’re not a big company but we thought if it helps other people and the cause then why not.” Stuart, 46 was diagnosed with cancer in August, 2011, and was given just two years to live. He refused chemotherapy, preferring to use his body-building skills and diet with nutritional knowledge to help prolong his life. Read the full story about our charitable work in the Oldham Chronicle. Image copyright of Oldham Chronicle and only used for illustrative purposes.

More Local Charitable Work

Highams believe in working hard to put something back into the local community. To that end we have chosen 3 local charities which we intend to support over the next 12 months. We take our social responsibility very seriously. We are proud to offer a percentage of our buyers premium as a charitable work to all of these causes.

Dr Kershaws Hospice

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Highams Currently undergo charitable work for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. The Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable life-threatening illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment. In addition it provides support for patient’s relatives and carers. The medical and nursing staff are experienced in palliative medicine. The staff are supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, spiritual counsellors and bereavement support workers. The staff assist in providing a seamless service for patients across hospital, community and hospice boundaries.

Pennine Animal Rescue

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Pennine Animal Rescue are an animal charity established 2001. They take in and re-home unwanted and abandoned animals. Pennine neuter, vaccinate and microchip all the animals in our care. They also vet all prospective homes to ensure suitability for animal and owner. They help as many animals as they possibly can. Pennine Animal Rescue do not have any age restrictions and never put any healthy animal to sleep. They neuter feral colonies and also help people on low incomes to neuter their animals. Highams have been happy to assist Pennine Animal Rescue in their charitable work.

Opal Advocacy

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OPAL is an Oldham based registered charity supporting people with learning disabilities for 30 years. OPAL believes in ‘Your day, Your say, Your way’. Their activities are about choice, independence and fun. OPAL work with each person and their families or carers to plan the right kind of support, recognising that everyone’s needs are different. Through their advocacy & charitable work, the day programme, “Your Day Your Way” and Go Group they help people to achieve more independence in their lives and in their local community.