Our Charitable Work

Doing good business is not just about financial success. Giving back is fundamental to the Hatmill culture. We’ve always supported charities close to the hearts of our team with a variety of activities. And since 2019, we have donated 1% of our profits to charity.

Donating 1% of profits

Since 2019, we have donated 1% of our profits to charity. This year the three deserving charities chosen by the team were:

Simon Dixon, Founder of Hatmill said:
“We genuinely care about helping to build a brighter future for our clients, colleagues and our local communities. We’re delighted to support these three deserving charities chosen by our team and look forward to supporting them both financially and by giving ‘in kind’ as Hatmill’s charities of the year.”


About the charities

  • The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust in Cheshire provides free programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children in the North West.   
  • Mental Illness Research in Children and Young Lives (MIRICYL) raises money for research into mental health and campaigns for infants, children, young people and their families affected by mental illness.  
  • The Community Food Initiative (CFINE) North East improves health and well-being, tackles poverty and builds resilience through a range of support and services for disadvantaged, vulnerable and low-income individuals and families in North East Scotland.   
  • We’re so grateful to the wonderful team at Hatmill for their fantastic support of our charity, their generosity really will make a huge difference.

    Hatmill have been such great supporters of our charity for some time now, donating items to our charity shop in Knutsford and recently attending our Golf Day at The Mere. We’re delighted to hear they’ve chosen us as one of their benefiting charities. This donation will go a long way, particularly after such a difficult year. On behalf of each and every family who will visit CAFT for a much-needed day out we would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made this donation possible.

    - Pippa Watton, Fundraiser at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust

  • Our vision at CFINE is to create communities where everyone can reach their full potential in life. To achieve this, we provide a range of different support services to people facing hardship.

    We believe in offering a “hand-up” to the beneficiaries of our services, instead of a “hand-out”. While addressing the immediate need – hunger, we also focus on helping people regain their financial independence, develop useful skills for employment, and increase their confidence. The generous donation from Hatmill will help us deliver our services that are more needed than ever due to the impact of the pandemic.

    - Lisa Duthie, CEO of CFINE

  • We’re really grateful to Hatmill for their kind donation. Our vision is for a world free from mental illness and the stigma attached and the money will help support this.

    - Alex Conway, CEO of Miricycl

Chatsworth Challenge

The Hatmill team recently completed the Chatsworth Challenge, a 21 mile walk round the Derbyshire countryside to support Burnley Young Carers. The team raised over £2500 to buy Christmas gifts for the young carers in recognition of the incredible job they do caring for their vulnerable parents or guardians.

“Our Young Carers experience many difficulties with responsibilities most children never encounter. The past two years have been incredibly hard, with isolation and limited contact outside of the home environment. The donation from Hatmill and the fabulous Christmas presents they work so hard to provide for our Young Carers, really do mean the world to them. The Young People feel appreciated and grateful that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed”.

- Alison Harris, Burnley and Pendle Young Carers