Within our UK business, the SSP Foundation, a UK registered charity, makes grants to support employee-nominated charities in
the communities where SSP operates, as well as providing funding for projects to promote skills development for young people. Click here for more details on the SSP Foundation and its grants.
SSP UK partners with Macmillan Cancer Care as Charity of the Year
At the beginning of 2018, SSP UK colleagues were given the opportunity to vote for their Charity of the Year, and they chose Macmillan Cancer Support. A network of charity champions was recruited to provide help to coordinate activities, and teams across the business took on a wide range of fundraising activities, ranging from fancy dress days, baking cakes as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and undertaking a wide range of sponsored and sporting challenges. Colleague fundraising has been supported by the SSP Foundation, which made an initial grant of £100,000 to kick start colleague fundraising and also donated more than 33% of its collection tin income during the year.
To date, including the SSP Foundation grant, SSP UK colleagues are proud to have been able to donate over £220,000 to support Macmillan’s vital work. Natasha Parker, Macmillan’s Head of Corporate Partnerships, commented, “We were delighted that SSP colleagues voted to support Macmillan during 2018 and have been overwhelmed by the dedication of staff across the organisation. This support enables us to continue to fund essential support and services for people with cancer and their families livelihood.”
SSP UK has chosen to support Macmillan for another year and, during 2019, we hope to match and even exceed what we raised in 2018.