Patron Stories – Leisa Docherty, chief people officer, Causeway

Published on: 4th October 2022

Causeway wanted to have a presence on Teesside and show our support for the people of the region, so becoming Patrons of The Teesside Charity was the perfect way to do this.

I’ve only attended one meeting so far – shortlisting the good causes for the Golden Giveaway. I found the whole process moving and really humbling and it brought to mine and Causeway’s attention just how much of an impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on people.

The big increase in the use of food banks and the issue of digital poverty really opened our eyes and made us acutely aware that we need to do more. We look forward to being more actively involved in the coming months.”

Leisa Docherty, chief people officer, Causeway