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ERA Charity

ERA continues to support Shelter in 2023.


Following our support of Shelter during 2022, we continue to raise funds for the charity in 2023. Shelter helps all those whose lives are blighted by the loss of their home. Formed in 1966 in response to the country’s massive housing crisis, Shelter provides information, support, and advice to millions of people facing homelessness or experiencing bad housing.

It is estimated that around 227,000 people were experiencing the worst forms of homelessness – rough sleeping, sleeping in vans and sheds, and stuck in B&Bs – across England, Scotland and Wales in 2021. 

To find out more about Shelter and their work, visit their website or keep up to date with their news on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 



Mind was one of our chosen charities in 2022.

Mind is a mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  

To find out more about Mind and their work, visit their website or keep up to date with their news on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 


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2020 and 2021

ERA chose Hope House Ty Gobaith as its nominated charity for 2020 and 2021. We were thrilled to have raised over £20,000 in the last two years. Hope House Ty Gobaith care for babies, children, young people and young adults up to the age of 25 years who have life-threatening conditions and are not expected to live beyond 25 years of age. They also offer counselling and bereavement support to any family living in the local area who has suffered the death of a child in any circumstance.

To find out more about Hope House Ty Gobaith work, visit their website or keep up to date with their news on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or to read about some of the families they have helped, take a look at their stories pages.



ERA chose Alzheimer's Research UK as its nominated charity for 2019 and we were thrilled to raise over £16,500. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

Dementia is now the leading cause of death in the UK. There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK; by supporting their pioneering research, we’re aiming to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia and their families. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s mission is to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. For more information about the charity, please visit


Midlands Air Ambulance Charity ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2018 we were thrilled to raise over £11,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Midlands Air Ambulance is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

They work hard to deliver the very best air ambulance care to those unfortunate enough to urgently need their services. Since 1991, the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has responded to more than 49,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK. For more information about the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, please visit 


ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2017 we were thrilled to raise over £14,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital. Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to over 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. Delivering some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting edge research and development, the hospital treats one in five children from Birmingham and one in eight from the wider West Midlands. 

Every patient and family at Birmingham Children’s Hospital will have been touched by the hospital’s charity in some way. As a result, it continually strives to do more for the sick kids in its care, whether that’s a newly refurbished playroom or ward, a state-of-the-art piece of equipment or even a toy at Christmas. But the impact of fundraising on patient experience is much more than purely financial – it makes a real difference to the services it provides to children and their families during difficult times. For more information about Birmingham Children's Hospital, please visit 


ERA supports a charity voted for by our employees every year and in 2016 we were thrilled to raise £14,185.50 for Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has seen UK survival rates double in the last 40 years. 


The Sick Childrens Trust

In 2015 ERA chose to support The Sick Children’s Trust and we again raised over £14,000 in support families with seriously ill children in hospital. The charity, set up over 30 years ago, provides free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, at leading children’s hospitals throughout the UK with the clear aim of keeping families together while children undergo lifesaving treatment. The Sick Children’s Trust has ten ‘Homes from Home’ and supports around 3,500 families every year. Its houses help relieve some of the practical and emotional strains of having a sick child in hospital, far from home.