Charity Partners

As a Responsible Business, charity partnerships have been a core part of our culture and values for over a decade. They enable our employees to make a positive and lasting impact in our communities.

Charity partners Unum 2024

Our employees select our charity partners

Our employees select a national and local charity partner (one each for our Basingstoke and Dorking offices) every 2 years to focus our employee fundraising activities on.

In 2024 and 2025, we’re proudly supporting:

in support of YOUNGMINDS

National charity partner: YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

"We’re delighted that YoungMinds has been chosen as Unum’s National Charity Partner for 2024/25. We look forward to working with Unum staff and supporting them with the partnership. The money raised is needed now more than ever in our support of children and young people's mental health across the UK."
Michelle Kerrigan
Head of Relationship Development, YoungMinds

Basingstoke charity partner: St Michael’s Hospice

St. Michael’s Hospice is an independent charity based in Basingstoke, supporting people across North Hampshire who have a life-limiting illness, are facing the end of life or experiencing bereavement. Their dedicated team of nurses, doctors, and therapists deliver free, high quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to patients, their families and carers.

Saint Michael's Hospice, Unum's Basingstoke charity partner
"We’re delighted that Unum employees have voted St Michael’s Hospice as their Basingstoke charity partner for the next 2 years. We’re so excited to work with Unum to make our partnership the best yet! Your support will directly help us to provide people across North Hampshire, who have a life-limiting illness, are facing the end of life or experiencing bereavement, with care and support when they need it most. Thank you for choosing us, it means so much."
Nicky Young
Community Engagement Lead, St Michael’s Hospice

Dorking charity partner: Stripey Stork

Stripey Stork collects donations of clothes, toys and essential items for babies and children, rehoming them with local families experiencing hardship. Powered by 265 volunteer hours per week, they regularly help around 200 families on a weekly basis in Reigate, Redhill and the surrounding area. 

Stroppy Stork, Unum's Dorking charity partner 2024
"Stripey Stork is delighted to be chosen as Unum’s local charity partner for 2024/25 and we thank everyone who voted for us. We’ve been supporting families in the area since 2013 and the demand for our service is only growing. It’s clear that making a difference in the community is really important to Unum, so we’re going to be able to achieve so much together. We’re looking forward to working with you all."
Nicola Dawes DL
Founder and Chief Executive, Stripey Stork

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