As part of our ‘Aico in the Community’ programme, we show continued support to many charities.
Our Charity of the Year 2018 was the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC). The EIC work across the UK supporting those in need who work or have worked in the electrical industry.
They provide practical support and financial relief in many areas including poverty, homelessness and mental health support. The charity provides well-being solutions that transform lives.
As part of our ongoing commitment and support to the EIC, Aico have collaborated with the EIC to help educate and increase understanding of mental health awareness with virtual, online training. Together with the EIC, we will be facilitating the delivery of free of charge, online mental health awareness sessions delivered by a qualified EIC trainer. These informative sessions will be available nationwide to all those in the electrical industry.
Our support to charities is on-going. Macmillan Cancer Support was our Charity of the Year 2019. Over 50% of staff successfully completed multiple fundraising challenges and sporting events last year, including a twenty-six mile hike, 10k runs, cycling challenges and a charity race night, raising funds for a charity very close to many hearts.
“On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Aico for everything that they have done to achieve their amazing fundraising total of £20,100 in 2019. It has been a pleasure being involved and supporting the team in their various activities with everyone working together to achieve this fantastic total.”
Regional Fundraising Manager – Macmillan
As well as our Charity of the Year and numerous office fundraising events, each member of staff is asked every year to nominate a charity of their choice, either local or national, to receive a donation before Christmas. Last year’s donations amounted to over £70,000.
We have various charities that our staff will be supporting in 2020 across Shropshire, through volunteering opportunities and fundraising activities. Our Charity of the Year 2020 is ‘Everything Shropshire’ supporting and working with the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Dean Harris, we will be focusing on areas including addiction, domestic abuse, poverty and child deprivation.
“I just wanted to say thank you to Aico for the fantastic hospitality and for the wonderful donation. It really means a lot to us. Things have been very challenging this year for The Movement Centre, with the NHS cuts, so support like that of Aico’s really does make a huge difference. We all loved having a tour of the amazing building and we really appreciate the offer of using the facilities in the future. We really cannot thank Aico enough.”
Chief Executive – The Movement Centre