Children In Need (

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. Genesis IT have recently been working on the DIY SOS Children In Need special at St Silas Church Blackburn for the amazing Nightsafe Charity.

Derian House (

Derian House Children’s Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Genesis IT have been helping Derian House raising funds in a number of ways and have recently taken part in the Derian House £50 Corporate Challenge, and we are proud to say we have been nominated as a finalist in the “Commitment To The Cause” category at the Corporate Challenge Awards at the end of September.

Foxton Centre (

The Foxton Centre is a Preston cased charity with a long history and strong commitment to working in the local community with both adults and young people. This year, The Foxton Centre celebrates 50 years. That’s 50 years of helping to give the homeless in Preston a bed. 50 years of standing up for the people in our city whose voices are rarely heard – the vulnerable, the deprived, the sex workers, the people battling addiction and the people living in poverty. Genesis IT are taking part in the Big PNE Sleep Out to raise funds for the Foxton Centre.

Nightsafe (


Nightsafe is a charity supporting homeless people aged 16-24 years. It is a small locally based charity in Blackburn with Darwen providing holistic services to homeless and vulnerable young people. Following on from the Children In Need special, Genesis IT are continuing to work with Nightsafe to help them with their IT Support as well as working with the charity to possibly help with workshops and training sessions for the residents.

Wrap Up Lancashire



For the 2nd year running Rotarians in Lancashire are collecting your old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few). Any size, style, colour of men’s, women’s and children’s coats will be greatly appreciated. All donations will then be sorted and delivered to the nominated charity partners, for distribution to those in need just in time for winter. Help to keep vulnerable people warm this winter by donating a coat this Winter!


We have a collection box for any unwanted coats at the Genesis IT offices and if you are able to put a box in your office, please let me know and I can arrange for a box to be dropped off!