Amey partners with Cancer Research UK for second time

21 March 2023
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Amey has today announced that Cancer Research UK has been chosen as its Employee Chosen Charity for the second time. Winning almost half of the vote by Amey employees, Cancer Research UK will partner with Amey for the next two years.   

This follows a successful initial two-year partnership where Amey employees raised over £260,000 for the charity. This was achieved through events and challenges such as Race for Life and Walk All Over Cancer, collecting employees’ pre-loved goods at Amey sites and depots on behalf of Cancer Research UK stores, and much more.   

Amey employees also contributed over 560 hours through store volunteering, with 80 colleagues using their Social Impact Days, which are two paid days of volunteering given to each Amey employee every year.   

This impact has helped Cancer Research UK continue its vital work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, bringing everyone closer to a world where people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of the disease.  

The partnership will continue to focus on three core strands: fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness of cancer. This will ensure that Amey employees have the information they need to be more mindful of their own health and the health of others, as well as supporting Cancer Research UK’s research into cancer.  

Over the past two years, Amey was able to reach 1,706 employees through 37 virtual webinars and face-to-face Cancer Awareness in the Workplace activities, supported by Cancer Research UK nurses. Amey employees received information on reducing their risk of cancer and how to take positive action to improve their health, better informing people on how to spot cancer early when it’s most treatable and knowing where to go for help with any concerns. Health and wellbeing will continue to play a key part of the upcoming partnership. 

Amey is also continuing to team 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.  

Emily Davies, Director of Social Impact, commented, “It is testament to the great partnership that we’ve created, that our employees have once again voted in the incredible CRUK as their chosen charity. We’re looking forward to turning up the dial, with a greater focus on early diagnosis awareness, whilst supporting teams across the UK to get active in fundraising fun. 

Eve Mitchell, head of partnerships management at Cancer Research UK added: “We’ve loved working with Amey over the last two years and we’re immensely proud of everything we’ve achieved together to help beat cancer. We’re absolutely delighted to have been selected once again as Amey’s Employee Chosen Charity, and we’re really looking forward to working with their teams to raise funds and awareness around early diagnosis of cancer.” 

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