Waggle Events Ltd is a Newton Abbot based business that was founded with a social enterprise approach. Since its inception in 2016, Waggle has offered subsidised rates to charity clients.
The company is also committed to giving a percentage of annual profits back to those charities, and others nominated by corporate clients.
This month, a total of just over £2,800 will be shared between eleven charities including Devon Air Ambulance and Rowcroft Hospice.
Rob Watson, Waggle’s Co-Founder and Director said “I have always worked in the events industry, and enjoyed the work, but for me something was missing. When my wife and I started Waggle we hoped that we could do more than just make money. By offering professional and engaging events and supporting great causes at the same time, we are fulfilling this objective, which feels great.”
Alexia Croft, Events Manager at Rowcroft said “Waggle has always been a great supporter of Rowcroft, playing a key role in delivering established and new events for the hospice. Receiving a profit share donation on top of a discounted charity rate is an amazing benefit.
"As a charity we are always mindful that we are getting the best value without compromising on quality. This helps us to run our events more efficiently so more fundraising income can go towards patient care and supporting the community. In an ideal world, there would be more companies willing to offer this level of generosity to charities.”
Caroline Creer, Fundraising and Communications Director at Devon Air Ambulance said: “We’ve been working with Rob and the team at Waggle for a few years now, they are a pleasure to work with and the service received is always first class.
"The charity discount rate truly does make a difference, and on top of that to receive an annual profit share shows what a big-hearted company Waggle are.
"The savings made mean that even more of the monies raised go straight into keeping both of Devon’s Air Ambulances flying, to help patients in need.”
The full list of charities who will benefit from this year’s profit share scheme is:
The Albert Kennedy Trust, The Alzheimer’s Society, British Heart Foundation, Devon Air Ambulance, Dolly’s Year, Hospiscare, The Rainbow Music Trust, RNLI Lifeboats at
Burnham-on-Sea, the Royal Marines Charity, Rowcroft Hospice and World o