Partnering with a charity

Through 2022, we have the incredible privilege of working alongside Active Oxfordshire as their photography partner, providing them with professional photography to help spread their message and boost their impact.

Making a difference can be as simple as offering your skills and a few hours of your time for a cause that could really use it.

A charity close to my heart, Active Oxfordshire is a local charity dedicated to fighting inactivity and challenging inequality. They work through partners to improve access to physical activity, break down the complex barriers that can prevent people from getting active and work through local communities to achieve lasting change. They are passionate about making sure that every adult and child in Oxfordshire has the same opportunities to get active and change their lives.

To be involved in their journey — able to come in, shoot and bring to life the incredible work they do is amazing. Hearing the impact the photos have had for generating interest in Active Oxfordshire’s programmes makes it 100% worthwhile.

“Chaz is just amazing – friendly, personable and puts everyone at ease and the photos he’s produced are stunning. We greatly appreciate his support and look forward to working with him for many years to come!!”

Helen Mariner, Active Oxfordshire

Helping to bridge the gap between the world of work and education

In 2021 Chaz took on an Enterprise Adviser role for a local school, Europa School UK.

It’s a super varied role which allows me to use my skills, business experience and networks to help develop a strong careers programme for the school.

My role involves supporting the school’s senior leadership team strategically to develop and evaluate their careers plan, providing a valuable employer’s perspective on how the school can embed labour market information and opportunities into the careers programme and engaging with local businesses and employers in my network to put a wide variety of careers opportunities at the heart of young people’s education.

“Chaz is a fantastic supporter of the work that our Careers Department are doing at Europa School. Having recently joined us as our Enterprise Adviser, providing us with links to the local business community, after years of helping at our events Chaz is always available to support the students.

Whether it is mentoring or running skills sessions he has a fantastic way of engaging the students. If ever I’m pondering something and need a second opinion I know I can pick up the phone to Chaz and get some great ideas and loads of enthusiastic energy.”

Lindsay Powell, Europa School UK

Abingdon Hockey Club
Sponsoring grass roots sport in the local community

We’re super happy to be able support grassroot sports in our local area and to support the growth of Abingdon Hockey Club’s junior sections.

 Abingdon Avengers welcomes young players from school year 1+ from beginners to experts. They have U8, U10 and U12 Boys and Girls teams.

Abingdon Eagles welcomes players from school year 8 for our U14 Boys and U14 Girls teams to U18.

The Plastic Goldfish Company is the official shirt sponsors for the junior sections.

“Our goal at Abingdon Hockey Club is to provide a safe and fun environment to get kids into playing hockey.  The support from The Plastic Goldfish Company has helped us to achieve this through increasing our pitch time, additional training for coaches and much needed equipment.  It all contributes towards helping us to scale as we look towards the future.  The thing I love about hockey is that no matter where you end up in life, you can join a club and make an instant set of friends.  I hope that we can provide the same to every child that trains with us.”

Ric Singleton, Junior Development Officer AHC