We are currently supporting a local Colchester based charity, Mind, with a commitment to do so until spring 2020. In January 2020 staff will then have the opportunity to vote and nominate a charity for the following year. Charities are carefully considered to ensure that it cannot be perceived as a way to influence any stakeholder. Direct Meats also supports local fund raising events and donates to regular local establishments when asked. Martin Blackwell also donates personally to a charity of his choosing, he has been supporting Teenage Cancer Trust for the last two years and he and Terri Anne Lamb (Operations Manager) have competed in Half Iron Man events and have raised £10,000 for various charities. Direct Meats also proudly sponsors the Chelsea Pensioners lunch every year at the Royal hospital Club.