Charity Crew

Here at Lister Unified Communications we make every effort to get involved within our community and help local charity’s around the area. Our efforts have been recognised, with Lister winning the corporate award at the 2015 Local Business Charity Awards and the Gloucester Rugby club Community Champion Awards in 2013. We take part in a number of events throughout the year and attempt to raise as much money as possible for these wonderful causes. You too can help by donating to our charity team for any one of the events we take part in. Thanks!

Lister raises £132.70 for Wear It Pink Day 2019

The team at Lister came together last Friday, October 18 to raise as much money as possible for Wear It Pink Day 2019. Cakes were baked and employees came dressed in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money for Breast Cancer Now.  A grand total of £132.70 was raised, with the winners of the Wear it Pink official competitions also donating their winnings to the great cause.

Lister collect 300 phones for charity

A superb response from the Gloucestershire business community has helped Lister raise much-needed cash for charity partners Emmaus.

Our plea for companies to send us used phones caused a stir in March, not least because of the picture of sales manager Simon Gardner buried by old mobiles.

But the picture did the trick and firms have rallied around the call with phones flooding in since.

Thanks to those efforts we have been able to collect over 300 devices, all of which can be turned into cash for Emmaus, a charity who help the homeless in Gloucestershire.

Simon Gardner said: “The response we have had has been fantastic with more than 300 phones coming in since it appeared in the news.

“This fantastic response means we are able to give Emmaus an amount of money that will make a real difference.

“We have been able to get some value out of things that people are no longer using to help a brilliant charity, it’s a huge win-win for everyone.”

Emmaus offer a home and work for 30 plus homeless people across five shops in Gloucestershire which sell goods donated by the public.

If you still have mobile phones to give, contact lister on 01453 829200 or e-mail

Wear It Pink Day 2017

Team Lister held a cake sale on Friday 20th October for Wear It Pink Day 2017. It was a great excuse to wear something pink and eat cake – and they raised £107.30 for an excellent cause! 



Red Nose Day 2017 Raised £60.00

Team Lister having fun baking and being silly for #bakeamillion – Red Nose Day 2017 Raised a total of £60.00!

World Cancer Day 2017 Raised £50.00

Lister Staff have taken part in World Cancer Day 2017 by having a yummy bake sale raising a fab £50.00!

Christmas Jumper Day 2016 Raised £64.00

Lister staff taking part in Christmas Jumper Day 2016 for Save the Children raising a total of £64.00!

Children In Need November 2016 Raised £57.30


Lister’s Staff have baked lots of goodies and are raising money today for Children In Need! Cuppa’s and wallets are at the ready!

Wear It Pink Day October 2016 – Raised £123!

Wear It Pink Day

Fantastic effort by our Lister’s Charity Team today who are adorning some fetching pink outfits and baking some yummy goodies all in aid of raising some money and awareness for breast cancer Wear It Pink Day!

MS Society Bake Sale April 2016 – Raised £56.00!

MS Society Cake Bake 2016

Lister’s staff have had a great day baking for MS Society today for the Cake Bake 2016.

Text Santa Day December 2015 – Raised £18

Text Santa Day

It’s Text Santa Day and Lister’s staff are having a great time in our Christmas jumpers!

Children In Need November 2015 – Raised £74.00!

Children In Need 2015 Cake Sale

Some fantastic bakes today from the Lister staff, all in aid of Children In Need 2015.

Charity Mobile Phone Recycling Program – Total Raised so far £380 Lister_Charity_Mobile_Phone_recycling

Launched in 2015 our mobile phone recycling project with Meningitis Now continues to be our main fund raising focus for 2016. If you would like to get involved and help, you can donate your old phones for recycling at either the Meningitis Now Head Office in Stroud or Lister Unified Communications in Stonehouse, all funds raised from the recycling project will be donated to Meningitis Now. You can view the press article of our Kings and Queens day launch event here


Lister Unified Communications Royal Tea Party Meningitis Now
Holly Ingram, Georgia Ingram & Paige Phillpott with Richard Snell
Credit: Rob Lacey

Winners of Gloucestershire’s 2015 Local Business Charity Corporate Awardwear_it_pink_2014

The winners of the prestigious 2015 Local Business Charity Awards (pictured above) have been announced by Jelf Insurance Brokers and Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors. Lister Unified Communications won the Corporate Award for their support of The Nelson Trust. The Nelson Trust also received a £1000 award on the night!

Time for Tea 2015 – Total Raised £84wear_it_pink_2014

Lister Unified Communications staged a royal tea party charity event in association with Stroud-based national charity Meningitis Now. The Stonehouse-based telecommunications experts used the charity’s template of a Time 4 Tea party to raise funds, and to officially launch its mobile phone recycling scheme which should raise hundreds if not thousands of pounds annually for Meningitis Now.

Wear it Pink 2014 – Total Raised £105wear_it_pink_2014

Wear it pink takes place every year during October for Breast Cancer awareness month. Team Lister take part every year and this year our book and cake sales raised £105! See some of the great cakes that were made by our team over on our Facebook page here.

LINC Pirate Day – Total Raised £160.00Pirates-recycle

On Friday 8th August Pirates took over the good ship Lister to raise money for LINC. The event had fun, games and a cake sale raising £160 on the day and launchied the mobile phone recycling campaign that will run for the next 24 months. Find out more here or join in donate your old phones to us with all proceeds going to LINC.

Run4Rob – Total Raised £160.00Run4rob

On Saturday 31st May 2014 Team Lister took part in the ‘Run4Rob’ hosted by Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Rob Camm, former Wycliffe student, rower and rugby player, was in a serious car accident in September. He suffered a very high spinal injury resulting in paralysis. The aim is raise £20000 to help purchase specialised equipment which will make a huge difference to Rob in the future.

Winston’s Wish Phone Recycling – Total Raised £536.00


Over the last 12 months (2013-2014) mobile phones placed in our recycle bins at various locations and businesses throughout Gloucestershire, have been recycled with all proceed going to the Winston’s wish the leading childhood bereavement charity.

Sport Relief 23rd March 2014 – Total Raised £660.50


Team Lister is back for 2014 and here we go again! We have an even bigger team this year and our first event is the Sainsbury’s Sport 3 Mile Run from Stratford Park, Stroud. Raising cash for Sport Relief and the money we raise will change lives at home and abroad. In the UK, you help give shelter to young people living on the streets and protection to those living with domestic abuse. Across the world, your money helps children into education, and provides communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines. And that’s just the start…

Movember – Total Raised so far £818.00


Movember is back and Team Lister will be taking part again this year!

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

Race for Life – Total Raised so far £517.74


June 2013 is fight Cancer month here at Lister Communications. The Ladies of Lister are ready to take part in this years Race for Life which happens in Gloucester on Sunday 23rd June. Cancer Research UK’s race for life is a series of 5K or 10K women-only fundraising events which are raiding money for research to help beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.

Not to be out done by the Ladies the Gents have organised the company to take part in Blue Friday. We will be wearing blue all day on Friday 7th of June as well as having a healthy food sale on the day to raise even more!

Together we can beat Cancer!

Raffle and Cake Sale for Comic Relief – TOTAL RAISED £170.49


Friday March 15th 2013 is Red Nose Day, to do our part Lister Communications are holding a raffle with prizes including a very nice bottle of Moët Champagne and a family ticket donated by our friends at Forest Green Rovers to go and watch FGR in action! We also hope to raise more funds from the home made cakes that will be on offer in the office.

Stroud Half Marathon – TOTAL RAISED £1100


13.1 miles road race starting in Stroud in aid of the Timmy Mason Trust

Ross to Rodborough Rample for Ralph – TOTAL RAISED £832The-Walkers

This is a 30 mile charity walk in aid of the British Heart Foundation but in memory of our friend Ralph Blacklaws who sadly passed away. Some of the Lister team as well as friends and family of Ralph raised £832.

Winston’s Wish Zip Wire Challenge – TOTAL RAISED £540

The Lister’s Team completed the Winston’s Wish Zip Wire challenge on Sunday 27th May 2012. We raised £540 for this wonderful charity and had some great fun along the way.

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