18 July 2019
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Charity of the Year – the Stroke Association

We raised an incredible £2 million for the Stroke Association, including penny for penny matched giving from the business.
Stroke Association Team

We have raised an incredible £2 million for the Stroke Association since the beginning of our partnership in September 2014, including penny for penny matched giving from the business. This will pay for up to 10,000 grants for stroke survivors, to support their recovery. 

Colleagues have shown tremendous generosity, commitment and creativity in your fundraising. You have climbed mountains, eaten bugs, baked, held quizzes and raced to raise vital funds for the charity. Your competitive spirit shone through in our second Operations Fundraising Challenge, which raised over £550,000 in just three months.

Your health

More than 15,000 colleagues had their blood pressure measured by the Stroke Association during the partnership to highlight the link between high blood pressure and stroke risk.

For more information about how to reduce your risk of stroke, please visit www.stroke.org.uk

Life After Stroke Grants

Find out more about Life After Stroke Grants here.

Everyone’s a Winner – About Age UK and Diabetes UK

As part of our ‘everyone’s a winner’ approach we donated £50,000 each to Age UK and Diabetes UK – the other two charities shortlisted for our programme. 

Age UK Age UK logoworks to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and support. 

£50,000 enabled Age UK to reach out to more than 4,000 elderly people across the UK over the festive season. The funding paid for events aimed at isolated older people who have little, or no, other opportunity to leave their homes each week. It also provided the charity with the opportunity to talk to more elderly people about the wider services they offer. 

Find out more about Age UK here.                                            

  

Diabetes UK LogoDiabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for people affected by, or at risk of, diabetes. 

£50,000 enabled Diabetes UK to hold a series of roadshows across ten locations throughout the UK, directly reaching 1,300 people. Members of the public were invited onto the "Know Your Risk" bus to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes. In addition, participants were able to access support from a registered dietician and advice on physical activity.

Find out more about Diabetes UK here.