Birch says “Revolver have supported the Action Aid charity in their bid to increase funds past the £600,000 mark, to use in action against poverty“. Through “Call my wine bluff” the charity hosts a major annual celebrity event and this year Revolver supplied coffee gifts for all the attendees. Revolver are also pleased to announce we will be running the Co-operative Cafe at the Warwick Folk festival. The Co-operative marquee will be made-up of The Midcounties Co-operative, Midland Co-operative & Heart of England Co-operative. Among the beneficiaries will be The Teenage Cancer Trust. Revolver will run the cafe and will be open early to late serving hot and cold drinks for the event.
Revolver contributed last year to MENCAP through a deal with The co-operative group. Funds were raised by the sale of “Angel Square’s” single, and released by sister company Revolver Records through iTunes. A performance of the group featuring former CEO Peter Marks on drums and raised more than £60,000 for MENCAP at a live event staged in Manchester.
Paul Birch director at Revolver said “that whilst still small we are committed to community outreach, both here in the UK in our own communities and through International development into supplier communities in the developing world. That’s why we are setting aside 25% of our profit to reinvest in developing communities. By working with charity partners, acting directly and through co-operation among co-operatives, we hope to challenge the view that business outputs all have to be about profit. Its equally important for our members to see real change in lives, wherever the need arises“.
Revolver have supported both Village Water (Shropshire) in 2012, and LUCIA. Both charities are independent and have programmes of investment in Africa. Birch says “We are planning a new campaign and hope to find ways of bringing greater values to charities like Village Water, whose work is critical to its communities in Zambia and their plan to expand across Africa is impressive“. LUCIA’s investment in Ethiopia has taken the form of a brand new school and community library in Addis Ababa. Birch says Revolver is looking for retail partners with whom to raise funds for these and other charities with which we are engaged“. Last year Revolver raised funds for Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton and is raising money monthly for the Matsosani diocese in South Africa. The funds are raised on a matching basis with Lichfield Cathedral who are the partner diocese in Britain. Funds raised are contributing towards AIDS/HIV Awareness in South Africa.