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Opencast selects 10 charities to support in 10th year

Tyneside-headquartered tech consultancy Opencast has confirmed the names of 10 charities it will support in its 10th anniversary year following a vote by people working across the business.

The donations from Opencast’s latest profits total £55,000 – taking the amount donated so far to charities by the fast-growing business past the £100,000 mark – and are part of the company’s ‘10 good things’ initiative marking the company’s 10th anniversary.

The 10 charities were chosen by Opencast employees after a vote across the company, and include a range of non-profits working in the North East, UK wide and also internationally.
Opencast’s 10 charities of choice for 2022 are:

- Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland
- FareShare UK
- Berwick Youth Project
- Depaul UK
- Full Circle Food Project
- Trees for Cities
- Blue Sky Trust
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
- Hope and Homes for Children
- Homes of Promise

Sheena Widdowfield, Opencast’s head of learning and culture and chair of the company’s charity working group, said: “I am proud that Opencast is committed to giving 2.5% of its profits each year to good causes. In this our 10th year we wanted to give all our people the chance to have a say in choosing which charities should benefit from our donations.

“Although we are headquartered in Newcastle, we now have offices – and team members – across the UK and we wanted to reflect that in our donations.

“We sincerely hope our donations improve the lives of those who’ve turned to our chosen charities for help. Our thanks go to the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, which has awarded eight of our 10 donations for this year through our Opencast Charitable Fund.”

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