Supporting the community
 

McInroy & Wood is deeply appreciative of the community surrounding us in Haddington and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. 

Our responsibilities to wider society begin with due acknowledgement of the social and cultural fabric of our own community. For that reason, we contribute significantly to groups engaged in the creative arts, education, the environment and other community interests. The support and appreciation of our community is no less important than that of other stakeholders in setting the operation of the firm on a sustainable basis. We express our appreciation of the work of some of the charities that we have supported over the years by giving a glimpse into their varied and rewarding endeavours. We hope that your discovery of them will be enjoyable. 

Select an image below to learn more about the organisation.


Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet is a group of talented young string players who have performed their music in front of discerning audiences at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Their music has been recorded and played on radio and they have performed at several festivals. The quartet have also actively raised the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have enjoyed this opportunity. 

McInroy & Wood have supported the Albion Quartet over several years and invite you to enjoy this concert performed by them.


Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs is a small Scottish charity that believes everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches. It provides specially designed wheelchairs with large rubber tyres that travel easily over sand, specifically for people with disabilities that otherwise wouldn’t be able to visit the beach easily. The charity operates from locations in North Berwick, Portobello and Seton Sands. Beach Wheelchairs started in 2015 and since then has hired out its specialist wheelchairs well over 1000 times. 

McInroy & Wood proudly supports Beach Wheelchairs’ mission to provide access to East Lothian’s wonderful beaches and coastlines for those who otherwise would have limited or no opportunity to enjoy them. A wealth of information on the charity's activities is available on their website.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children who have cystic fibrosis. The charity, which is based in Northern England, provides essential services and equipment, practical help and support to children and adults, their families and specialist care centres. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common life shortening chronic fatal genetic diseases affecting around 10,000 children and young adults in the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult to breathe and digest food. Complications increase with age requiring ever increasing levels of care, treatment and support. Cystic Fibrosis Care invests in essential care and equipment, enables emotional support and counselling through difficult times and specialist cystic fibrosis training for nurses.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Cystic Fibrosis Care, managing funds on behalf of the charity and supporting fundraising events over a number of years.


Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Cancer can severely impact a young person’s mental wellbeing, and for many, picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national sailing and outdoor adventure charity that seeks to inspire young people to believe in a brighter future, while living through and beyond cancer. Aimed at those aged between 8 and 24, the Trust organises sailing experiences, outdoor adventure residentials and canal trips from their bases in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, and Largs, Scotland.

McInroy & Wood proudly supports the Trust’s endeavours to help young people as they rebuild their lives after the often devastating effects of cancer. For a glimpse into the life-changing experiences the Ellen MacArthur Trust provides, click here to see their website.


Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been quietly shaping and influencing conservation practice since its foundation in 1903. The world’s oldest international conservation organisation, FFI works with local partners to deliver lasting impact for species, habitats and ecosystems, finding solutions that enhance human well-being, and empowering organisations and individuals to lead innovative conservation action. FFI is currently active in more than 40 countries, protecting charismatic species like mountain gorilla and hawksbill sea turtle, lesser-known species such as the Grandidier’s baobab tree, and addressing pervasive threats to biodiversity such as plastic pollution in our oceans.

McInroy & Wood is supporting FFI’s efforts to address marine pollution from plastic pellets by supporting development of a technical standard for pellet handling and management, a key step forward in the work to eliminate this preventable and highly damaging form of ocean plastic pollution. 


Image courtesy of Matt Glue/FFI


Held In Our hearts

Held In Our hearts

Held In Our Hearts (HIOH) is an Edinburgh-based charity who provide baby loss counselling and peer support to families in Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley and the Highlands. HIOH has supported bereaved parents for over 40 years through specialist trauma counselling, one to one peer support, group peer support and community events.

McInroy & Wood’s funding has enabled HIOH’s peer supporters to help families by offering a safe space to share and validate their feelings and by nurturing the hope that they too will find a way to move forward and cope with their loss. A short video about what they do is available on their website


Leuchie House

Leuchie House

Based in North Berwick, Leuchie House provides respite care for those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions. Their specialist team assume caring responsibilities for the duration of guests’ stay, providing carers and family members with the opportunity to relax and recuperate.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help Leuchie House continue its excellent and essential work. Click here to watch a video about Leuchie House.


New Light

New Light

New Light celebrates and promotes art in the north of England, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition which is fast becoming one of the UK’s most revered open exhibitions. Their “Art for All” inclusive education programme collaborates with partner galleries to create talks, workshops and charity projects in a bid to make contemporary art more accessible. New Light partners with sponsors to enable public bodies and charities, including schools and hospitals to borrow from the New Light Collection free of charge, giving everyone the chance to experience the region’s rich artistic talent.

McInroy & Wood’s support of New Light has been building since 2018 and we sponsored the formal launch of New Light Collection in 2021. The collection is made up of carefully selected works by Northern artists and are offered to schools, hospitals, prisons and other public spaces where the artworks can be appreciated and enjoyed by those who might not otherwise have easy access to the visual arts. You can find out more on their website.


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and address food poverty by providing freshly cooked meals. The charity prepares and delivers up to 300 meals per week across Haddington and the Lammermuir areas.

McInroy & Wood’s support has helped the project to continue its good work with some of the most vulnerable people in its community. Click here to watch a short video about Our Community Kitchen. Alternatively, their website can be accessed here.


RADA

RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) have offered dramatic arts training for over a century. Today the Academy is a world-leader in both acting and theatre production disciplines and seeks to train the most talented individuals. RADA have an impressive track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, as award-winners and leaders in their fields: actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, and many others.

McInroy & Wood has been managing investment portfolios on behalf of RADA for many years and is delighted to be associated with them in this way as well as through various acts of sponsorship. Click here for a video about RADA.


St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba’s Hospice Care is an independent Scottish charity that provides specialist care and support to people with life-limiting conditions and those important to them across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The charity helps everyone in the community affected by dying, death and bereavement by offering compassionate and personalised holistic care which focuses on the person and not just the illness. St Columba’s Hospice made a difference to the lives of over 1,100 people last year alone.

McInroy & Wood is delighted to be able to support St Columba’s Hospice and its compassionate work in our local communities. More information on St Columba’s Hospice and its invaluable work is available on the charity’s website.


Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is based in York and serves the communities of North and East Yorkshire, including York and Hull, as a grant-making organisation. Donations raised from individuals, families, charities and businesses are distributed to local grassroots charities – these are charities that receive very limited national funding yet do exceptional work in local communities to help those in need. Two Ridings, like other Community Foundations, are trusted, expert advisors on giving, philanthropy and grant-making. Liz Wild, one of our Harrogate-based Investment Directors, is a trustee.

McInroy & Wood’s support of Two Ridings Community Foundation is ongoing, with a small endowment held within the Local Fund for the Harrogate District. This growing fund provides local grants to small groups addressing inequality and hidden poverty, loneliness and social isolation, and health and well-being. Please click here for more information.


Wellspring

Wellspring

Wellspring Therapy & Training is a mental health charity working to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change in the lives of children, adults, and young people. It achieves this by providing affordable counselling and promoting good mental health through education and training. Such is the demand for the charity’s help that sadly, at times, their waiting lists have to close. With additional funds, the charity can expand its schedule and help more people wrestling with mental health.

McInroy & Wood proudly help Wellspring to continue tackling the growing demand for mental health support post-pandemic. More information about about Wellspring’s work is available on their website


Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity based in Yorkshire taking practical action to address the catastrophic decline in biodiversity in the UK. They are doing this by creating a ‘woodmeadow’ – a thriving woodland and meadow ecosystem, tomorrow’s ancient woodland. Ultimately, by demonstrating the ability of woodmeadows to nurture biodiversity the group hope to create a network of woodmeadows across the UK. They hold regular volunteer task days and provide a wide range of outreach projects for children and all ages including those who find themselves isolated. In addition, there is a busy calendar of talks, lectures and workshops.  

McInroy & Wood has supported the charity in a number of ways since 2016 and are Bronze Benefactors. This new video provides a wonderful introduction to the benefits of woodmeadows.


Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet

Albion Quartet is a group of talented young string players who have performed their music in front of discerning audiences at some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Their music has been recorded and played on radio and they have performed at several festivals. The quartet have also actively raised the awareness of classical music with young schoolchildren who might otherwise never have enjoyed this opportunity. 

McInroy & Wood have supported the Albion Quartet over several years and invite you to enjoy this concert performed by them.


Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs is a small Scottish charity that believes everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches. It provides specially designed wheelchairs with large rubber tyres that travel easily over sand, specifically for people with disabilities that otherwise wouldn’t be able to visit the beach easily. The charity operates from locations in North Berwick, Portobello and Seton Sands. Beach Wheelchairs started in 2015 and since then has hired out its specialist wheelchairs well over 1000 times. 

McInroy & Wood proudly supports Beach Wheelchairs’ mission to provide access to East Lothian’s wonderful beaches and coastlines for those who otherwise would have limited or no opportunity to enjoy them. A wealth of information on the charity's activities is available on their website.


Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care

Cystic Fibrosis Care was established in 2015 and is run by fundraisers who are parents of children who have cystic fibrosis. The charity, which is based in Northern England, provides essential services and equipment, practical help and support to children and adults, their families and specialist care centres. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common life shortening chronic fatal genetic diseases affecting around 10,000 children and young adults in the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system, making it difficult to breathe and digest food. Complications increase with age requiring ever increasing levels of care, treatment and support. Cystic Fibrosis Care invests in essential care and equipment, enables emotional support and counselling through difficult times and specialist cystic fibrosis training for nurses.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be associated with Cystic Fibrosis Care, managing funds on behalf of the charity and supporting fundraising events over a number of years.


Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Cancer can severely impact a young person’s mental wellbeing, and for many, picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national sailing and outdoor adventure charity that seeks to inspire young people to believe in a brighter future, while living through and beyond cancer. Aimed at those aged between 8 and 24, the Trust organises sailing experiences, outdoor adventure residentials and canal trips from their bases in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, and Largs, Scotland.

McInroy & Wood proudly supports the Trust’s endeavours to help young people as they rebuild their lives after the often devastating effects of cancer. For a glimpse into the life-changing experiences the Ellen MacArthur Trust provides, click here to see their website.


Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been quietly shaping and influencing conservation practice since its foundation in 1903. The world’s oldest international conservation organisation, FFI works with local partners to deliver lasting impact for species, habitats and ecosystems, finding solutions that enhance human well-being, and empowering organisations and individuals to lead innovative conservation action. FFI is currently active in more than 40 countries, protecting charismatic species like mountain gorilla and hawksbill sea turtle, lesser-known species such as the Grandidier’s baobab tree, and addressing pervasive threats to biodiversity such as plastic pollution in our oceans.

McInroy & Wood is supporting FFI’s efforts to address marine pollution from plastic pellets by supporting development of a technical standard for pellet handling and management, a key step forward in the work to eliminate this preventable and highly damaging form of ocean plastic pollution. 


Image courtesy of Matt Glue/FFI


Held In Our hearts

Held In Our hearts

Held In Our Hearts (HIOH) is an Edinburgh-based charity who provide baby loss counselling and peer support to families in Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley and the Highlands. HIOH has supported bereaved parents for over 40 years through specialist trauma counselling, one to one peer support, group peer support and community events.

McInroy & Wood’s funding has enabled HIOH’s peer supporters to help families by offering a safe space to share and validate their feelings and by nurturing the hope that they too will find a way to move forward and cope with their loss. A short video about what they do is available on their website


Leuchie House

Leuchie House

Based in North Berwick, Leuchie House provides respite care for those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions. Their specialist team assume caring responsibilities for the duration of guests’ stay, providing carers and family members with the opportunity to relax and recuperate.

McInroy & Wood is proud to be able to help Leuchie House continue its excellent and essential work. Click here to watch a video about Leuchie House.


New Light

New Light

New Light celebrates and promotes art in the north of England, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition which is fast becoming one of the UK’s most revered open exhibitions. Their “Art for All” inclusive education programme collaborates with partner galleries to create talks, workshops and charity projects in a bid to make contemporary art more accessible. New Light partners with sponsors to enable public bodies and charities, including schools and hospitals to borrow from the New Light Collection free of charge, giving everyone the chance to experience the region’s rich artistic talent.

McInroy & Wood’s support of New Light has been building since 2018 and we sponsored the formal launch of New Light Collection in 2021. The collection is made up of carefully selected works by Northern artists and are offered to schools, hospitals, prisons and other public spaces where the artworks can be appreciated and enjoyed by those who might not otherwise have easy access to the visual arts. You can find out more on their website.


Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen

Our Community Kitchen seeks to reduce social isolation and address food poverty by providing freshly cooked meals. The charity prepares and delivers up to 300 meals per week across Haddington and the Lammermuir areas.

McInroy & Wood’s support has helped the project to continue its good work with some of the most vulnerable people in its community. Click here to watch a short video about Our Community Kitchen. Alternatively, their website can be accessed here.


RADA

RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) have offered dramatic arts training for over a century. Today the Academy is a world-leader in both acting and theatre production disciplines and seeks to train the most talented individuals. RADA have an impressive track record of graduate employment in theatre, film, television and radio, as award-winners and leaders in their fields: actors, directors, writers, producers, lighting, sound and costume designers, prop makers, scenic artists, stage managers, production managers, and many others.

McInroy & Wood has been managing investment portfolios on behalf of RADA for many years and is delighted to be associated with them in this way as well as through various acts of sponsorship. Click here for a video about RADA.


St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba's Hospice Care

St Columba’s Hospice Care is an independent Scottish charity that provides specialist care and support to people with life-limiting conditions and those important to them across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The charity helps everyone in the community affected by dying, death and bereavement by offering compassionate and personalised holistic care which focuses on the person and not just the illness. St Columba’s Hospice made a difference to the lives of over 1,100 people last year alone.

McInroy & Wood is delighted to be able to support St Columba’s Hospice and its compassionate work in our local communities. More information on St Columba’s Hospice and its invaluable work is available on the charity’s website.


Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation

Two Ridings Community Foundation is based in York and serves the communities of North and East Yorkshire, including York and Hull, as a grant-making organisation. Donations raised from individuals, families, charities and businesses are distributed to local grassroots charities – these are charities that receive very limited national funding yet do exceptional work in local communities to help those in need. Two Ridings, like other Community Foundations, are trusted, expert advisors on giving, philanthropy and grant-making. Liz Wild, one of our Harrogate-based Investment Directors, is a trustee.

McInroy & Wood’s support of Two Ridings Community Foundation is ongoing, with a small endowment held within the Local Fund for the Harrogate District. This growing fund provides local grants to small groups addressing inequality and hidden poverty, loneliness and social isolation, and health and well-being. Please click here for more information.


Wellspring

Wellspring

Wellspring Therapy & Training is a mental health charity working to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change in the lives of children, adults, and young people. It achieves this by providing affordable counselling and promoting good mental health through education and training. Such is the demand for the charity’s help that sadly, at times, their waiting lists have to close. With additional funds, the charity can expand its schedule and help more people wrestling with mental health.

McInroy & Wood proudly help Wellspring to continue tackling the growing demand for mental health support post-pandemic. More information about about Wellspring’s work is available on their website


Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity based in Yorkshire taking practical action to address the catastrophic decline in biodiversity in the UK. They are doing this by creating a ‘woodmeadow’ – a thriving woodland and meadow ecosystem, tomorrow’s ancient woodland. Ultimately, by demonstrating the ability of woodmeadows to nurture biodiversity the group hope to create a network of woodmeadows across the UK. They hold regular volunteer task days and provide a wide range of outreach projects for children and all ages including those who find themselves isolated. In addition, there is a busy calendar of talks, lectures and workshops.  

McInroy & Wood has supported the charity in a number of ways since 2016 and are Bronze Benefactors. This new video provides a wonderful introduction to the benefits of woodmeadows.