"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Bluecoat prides itself not only on our tremendous work ethic but our endeavour to give back to the community.
We achieve our aims of supporting and helping the community through sponsorship, charitable events and working with charities.
The whole of the bluecoat family enjoys sport and especial rugby. David, Jasmine and Wendy have all played for the club, Robin was a coach and the Chair of girls rugby. We still have a close ties to club through Lucas and Tiaman (grandson and Nephews) who currently play in the Mini's.
In February 2019 we were approached to become the main sponsor of the club after Bowers and Wilkins made the decision to step down.
We were overjoyed at the opportunity to be able to support the club through its rise in the future and as they look to celebrate their centenary year in 202o.
Our support will not only provide funding to the Raiders (Worthing 1st team) but also the Mini's, juniors and Raiders Academy through equipment and a charitable fund.
Supporting the Christ's Hospital community
Robin supports his old school which is focused on educating children from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is also a Director of the Benevolent Society of Blues, a charity that helps current and former pupils of Christ's Hospital in need, hardship or distress.
On 16th July 2020 David completed his latest charity challenge. Initially aiming to complete 5000 press-ups in 12 hours, he managed to complete all the press-ups live on Facebook in just 7 hours and 57 minutes (that’s one press-up every 5.7 seconds!), raising £802.50 for the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Chestnut Tree House is a charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions in East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. David’s efforts will help Chestnut Tree House provide their invaluable service to even more children and families in need this summer.
On the 14th April 2019 David raised just over £600 for the Rainbow Trust, the money raised was used to support seriously ill children and their families.
The Brighton marathon consist of a 26.2 miles course around Brighton city centre, along the sea front and finishing by Brighton pier.
All through atmosphere was amazing on the day, it was hard work, including mental and physical endurance to complete the course in respectable time of 3h48mins, .
David chose the charity to help support seriously ill children through a tough time in their lives,
Since December 2010, instead of sending our clients traditional Christmas cards, Bluecoat Wealth Management has sent electronic greetings cards and added the money saved to our Kiva account.
We first heard about Kiva, at a philanthropy talk given by the Charities Aid Foundation who described Kiva as a new kind of Charitable Giving* or a new way for Philanthropists to use their money. Kiva enables individuals and companies to lend to people and small businesses in the Third World. This microfinance is used to help low-income individuals lift themselves out of poverty improving the lives of their family and boosting the community in which they live. you can see below some of the people we help this christmas.
Sameh, a farmer in Palestine, buy an irrigation system for his greenhouse
Lucila in Columbia buy supplies to weed crops and establish a bakery
Saleh in Lebanon, purchase an espresso machine and coffee grinder for his business
Abimel in Mexico pay for his higher education program
Las Perlitas Group of Women in Nicaragua, buy supplies for their catering business
Southwick Cricket Club
Bluecoat will shortly move to our new office in Southwick, as part of our moving celebration we have decided to sponsor Southwick CC, helping to improve the local community. The sponsorship funds have been used to buy new kit and equipment for the club.
Southwick are friendly local club that has been playing cricket on the village green in West Sussex since 1790.
With their first and second senior teams, a development team, plus numerous youth teams including a new girls team – they're proud to provide an abundance of cricketing opportunities for local players of all standards.
Rugby works Cycle Challenge
On the 30th September 2017 Robin took put in a 155mile bike ride to help raise money for the "Dallaglio rugby works charity’, raising £520.
The ride took place over two days, starting at Englands home stadium of Twickenham and finishing at Wasps home ground, the Ricoh Arena.
The money raised from the cycle event helped to deliver the RugbyWorks programme to 14-17 years olds in alternative provision schools.
Dallaglio RugbyWorks gives disadvantaged young people who have been failed by the mainstream education system, the practical support, experience and ability or a future in sustained education, employment or training.