Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that every modern business and commercial organisation has a corporate social responsibility to the local communities within which it works and to those people around the world less fortunate than ourselves. It is a responsibility that we strive to fulfil and accordingly we regularly support a number of carefully chosen charities and projects we feel make a difference to the lives of those they touch. The following are those we’ve chosen to work with this year and who do some amazing and valuable work:

Chestnut Tree House – Hospice Care
Lennox Children’s Cancer FundCare
St Catherine’s Hospice


AquAid Clean Fresh Drinking WaterWe at Hunt & Palmer PLC are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid.

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently installed in Africa on our behalf and it is a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Our company’s name is proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.

To date AquAid have built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £10 million to charity.




Chestnut Tree House – Hospice Care

Chestnut Tree House Hospice CareChestnut Tree House is a children’s charity providing hospice care services and community support for children and young people with progressive life-shortening conditions throughout East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire.

At Chestnut Tree House our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.

It currently costs well over £3.5m each year to provide all the care services provided by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and less than 7p in every pound is funded by the government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.

To find out more about Chestnut Tree House, please visit


Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund

Lennox Children's Cancer FundSince the charity started in 1992, their main aim has been to make a positive difference to the lives of children diagnosed with cancer. This is done by offering practical, financial and emotional support to the whole family through their range of projects.

The caring teams at their offices always give 100% to ensure that the families they help have the support they need to get through the problems and stresses that cancer brings. Aiming to make a big difference to as many children as possible with the minimum of fuss and without the need for ‘red tape’.  Any request for assistance will be considered in an open, friendly, understanding and sensitive manner.

For more information, please visit


St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine's HospiceA local charity based in West Sussex and East Surrey with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, they’re there for people when life comes full circle.

They also pioneer standards in end of life care through collaboration, research and training, reaching even more people facing death and bereavement.

To find out more about St Catherine’s Hospice, please visit

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