Leading public service provider Amey, has today launched its two-year partnership with Cancer Research UK. This comes after Amey employees voted earlier this year for Cancer Research UK to become its first ever employee chosen charity. The partnership will focus on three core strands: raising awareness of cancer, fundraising and volunteer work. This will ensure that Amey employees have the information they need to be aware of their own and others health, as well as helping Cancer Research UK in its work to beat cancer.
Over the two years, Amey has set a target of fundraising £200,000. To support this goal, Amey has identified a full suite of opportunities for employees and partners to take part in. These range from Race for Life, to payroll giving, Walk all over Cancer to volunteering. Amey has also teamed up with social enterprise, Pennies from Heaven, to offer employees the opportunity to round their salary down to the nearest pound, with those pennies then being donated to Cancer Research UK.
Amanda Fisher, Amey Chief Executive of Amey, commented, “Cancer Research UK is a fantastic charity and I’m delighted that we’ll be supporting it over the next two years. A combination of how enthusiastically this partnership has been received across the business, and how blown away I’ve been by the support our people have shown to their local communities, and those in need over the last few months, makes me confident we’ll be able to make a positive impact with this partnership.”
Caro Evans, Director of Partnerships at Cancer Research UK, said: “We’re delighted that Amey employees have chosen to support Cancer Research UK as their first-ever national charity partner and we’re really excited to see what we can achieve together over the next two years. We’ll be working with Amey employees to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle to prevent cancer and sharing our knowledge on how to spot signs and symptoms early. And this partnership comes at a critical time when funds are needed more than ever so we can continue our life-saving research.’’
The employee chosen charity initiative was launched in February and gave all Amey employees the opportunity to nominate a charity that they wanted Amey to partner with for the next two years. Nominations were received for 89 different charities, which were whittled down to four finalists by an employee panel of 26 judges from across Amey. Cancer Research UK was chosen with 48% of the final vote.