SCC has partnered with national children’s charity Molly Olly’s wishes in a 12-month sponsorship that will see Europe’s biggest independent IT solutions provider donate two ‘wishes’ per month.
Molly Olly’s Wishes supports children with life threatening or life limiting illnesses and their families to help with their emotional wellbeing. The charity grants individual wishes and donates therapeutic toys and books to both children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK.
Wishes are provided for children aged 0-18, for a gift, equipment or an experience which will help them cope through their dark days. Wishes average a value of £500 and can be for anything and everything from medical aids and equipment, toys, bedroom makeovers, outside play equipment and garden improvements, days out, shopping vouchers, electronic devices, arts and crafts, funds to help with transport costs etc.
SCC has long supported the charity, by participating in several charity-led initiatives since its launch, including sponsorship of its annual ball, and by raising thousands of pounds independently via employee contributions and volunteering days.
Under the new, formal sponsorship, Molly Olly’s Wishes becomes SCC’s official charity partner for the next 12 months, with SCC donating two wishes per month, nominated by SCC employees.
This is the latest and most significant charitable initiative by SCC, with the business having made a conscious effort in recent years to enhance its leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, which already sees SCC contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds in addition to volunteering hours for national and regional charity partners across the UK.
Mike Swain, SCC UK CEO, said: “We’re proud to launch this new partnership with Molly Olly’s Wishes – a wonderful charity that makes a tangible impact to the lives of unwell children and their families. SCC takes its responsibility to the communities in which it operates incredibly seriously, demonstrated by the long line of initiatives we’ve delivered.
“It is crucial that businesses like ours – one of the UK’s biggest private employers – to do all we can to give back and contribute positively to people’s lives alongside our normal business operations. I’m pleased to be involving all our staff in the sponsorship of two wishes per month for the next 12 months and helping Molly Olly’s Wishes carry out it’s amazing work.”
Rachel Ollerenshaw, Trustee of Molly Olly’s Wishes, said: “I’d like to thank SCC for partnering with us and agreeing to long-term sponsorship of wishes. We are passionate about what we do and rely on the kindness of others to help us support children and their families. We grant over 300 wishes per year to children based across the UK and SCC’s sponsorship will help us reach many more children and families who need help.”