Being part of the Hague Dental team means having a great time doing what we love. And having the opportunity to support and celebrate our charity and community partners.

Hague has a long history of engaging with the communities in which we operate, delivering on our purpose to use our resources to do good. These partnerships support deserving social causes and projects and are empowering in the short-term and sustainable in the long-term.

Our 2024 Charities

During 2023, we concluded our CSR strategy which calls for staff participation in the formal nomination of our preferred large (national) and small (local) charity each year – from the survey, the following 4 charities were selected and several fundraising initiatives and events are planned for summer 2024:
Cancer Research UK (large national charity)
Dentaid (ongoing engineering and equipment support for ‘James’, the mobile dental unit)
Finley’s Touch (small local charity)
Foodbank (various, monthly collections)

The Surrey 3-Peaks Challenge for Finley's Touch

Finley’s Touch is a Sussex-based charity dedicated to supporting children with cancer, and their families, named after Finley Relf. Finley battled JMML (Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia) heroically, undergoing 3 Stem Cell Transplants. Despite amazing care, he could not be cured and passed away on 6th December 2021 aged 8.

Finley’s Touch supports children who have had a cancer diagnosis across five hospitals in Sussex and in GOSH (London). The charity’s mission is to supply ‘Hospital Survival Bags’, spreading fun, happiness, and hope through a long admission. They also provide financial grants to families undergoing cancer treatment in Sussex.

Hague-hikers consisting of staff, partners, family, and service providers participated in the Surrey 3-Peaks 23-mile (37km) challenge in June ’24 to raise money for Finley’s. To date, we’ve raised £6,061.85 + £915.75 in Gift Aid. Further events are planned during the summer to support our £10K fundraising goal. 

Finley's Touch Surrey 3-Peaks

Dentaid, The Dental Charity

Hague-hikers consisting of staff, partners, family, and service providers participated in the gruelling Yorkshire 3-Peaks 12-hour/24-mile challenge in 2023 to raise money for Dentaid The Dental Charity The event raised £9,096.45 in direct donations and £1,227.25 in Gift Aid, which will part-fund Dentaid’s mobile outreach program in Sussex.

In 2023, Dentaid’s latest Mobile Unit, named in memory of James Finlayson, was put into service. We are immensely proud to support this mobile unit with equipment fit-out and ongoing engineering. All components were sourced from used equipment that was refurbished, upcycled, serviced, and some new plastics were fitted – this supports our commitment to environmental sustainability as it reduces wastage.
 

Peaky Climbers

Science Week - St Dunstan's CoE Primary School, Cheam

Workplace Experience

Hague Sales Manager, James Fletcher, as part of the ‘Super Hero Peaky Climbers’, climbed Britain’s 3 highest peaks in 2023 to raise funds for Finley’s Touch, a charity that supports children diagnosed with cancer. Hague Dental supported this fundraiser and sponsored the vehicle and fuel for their challenge.

Hague engineer Jared Jones visited St Dunstan’s CoE Primary School during Science Week 2023 to tell learners more about Dental Engineering in general, and demonstrate some of the equipment developed through scientific innovation.

Workplace experience allows learners to explore different industries, job roles, and work environments, giving them the opportunity to gain insights into various career paths and understand what interests them the most. In July ’23 Hague hosted Evan Lehr and Jack Giles. 

Finlays Touch
St Dunstan
Workplace Experience

The Early Years

Social responsibility has always been woven into the fabric of the Hague team, reflecting a long-standing tradition of kindness, generosity, and a willingness to support those in need. This spirit of community service is deeply ingrained in the culture of Hague, where the people consistently step up to offer assistance wherever it is most needed.

We dug in the archives and unearthed a few early initiatives that underscore this commitment to social responsibility. These early projects provide a rich tapestry of stories and accomplishments supporting the dental sector and our community, making meaningful impact over the years: 

2011 Surrey 3-Peaks challenge fundraiser for Ockley Cricket Club

2014 Hague donates a reception desk via Bridge2Aid to Hope Dental Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania

2018 Sponsorship of Bridge2Aid Volunteer Training Day

2019 Sponsorship of Horsham U11 Football team