At Hazlewoods we are proud to support the community in which we live and work. Each year we select a shortlist of charities for our employees to vote on and decide who they would like to raise money for that year.

We then spend the year taking part in various fundraising activities to raise as much money as possible to support our chosen charity. In 2023/24, our Charity of the Year is James Hopkins Trust.

Hazlewoods current charity of the year

James Hopkins Trust was a clear favourite for the charity of the year in 2023 after winning the Hazlewoods staff vote with an overwhelming 62% of votes.

James Hopkins Trust, founded in 1989, provides nursing respite care for life limited and life threatened babies and children, as well as support for their families.

The charity was set up in memory of the founders’ son, James, who sadly passed away from an x-linked genetic disorder that year. During the last 34 years over 600 children and their families have benefited from the free service James Hopkins Trust provide. Support is available in the family home or in the multi-sensory respite centre and gardens at Kites Corner.

Everyone at James Hopkins Trust is thrilled to be chosen as Hazlewoods charity of the year, partnerships like this truly change the world for charities like us and we couldn’t do what we do without the practical and financial support of local companies, community groups and individuals.

James Hopkins Trust helps families in Gloucestershire who have a young child who is life limited, life threatened or severely disabled by offering nursing respite care night or day either within the family home or at our purpose-built centre. We look forward to getting to know Hazlewoods over the next 12 months and welcoming you to Kites Corner – home of JHT. Sarah James, Trust Director.

To find out more about our previous charities of the year, please click here.  

Children and their families helped

Respite hours provided a month

Funding needed each year

James Hopkins Trust nurses

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We value your support

If you would like to support Hazlewoods in our fundraising, please visit our page.  


Fundraising and volunteering

Every year we give all employees half a day away from the office to take some time to support a local good cause, either through volunteering and/or fundraising.

Although James Hopkins Trust is our chosen charity of the year, employees can choose other causes to volunteer their time to. If you have any volunteering opportunities that you would like us to encourage employees to take part in, please get in touch at

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