Speedy is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We also directly support our people who fundraise for local charities.
Our community and charitable activity is overseen by our Charities Committee.
Speedy's two main charity partners reflect issues close to the heart of our people, young people and those who have suffered loss or hardship through working in the construction industry.
Our charity partners are:
Supporting disadvantaged young people was put forward by our employees as an area where they would like Speedy to make a difference; WellChild has proven to be an excellent partner. WellChild help sick children and their families across the UK , achieving outstanding outcomes from their limited resources.
WellChild is also a fantastic partner in terms of engaging our people, from the CEO through to people working out of local depots, providing the opportunity for engagement across our business and the real sense of achievement for all involved.
In 2016, Speedy was delighted to be awarded the WellChild Volunteer Award for our support of its Helping Hands programme. We provide the tools, equipment and volunteers to renovate sick children’s homes and gardens of children supported by WellChild, with the aim of improving their quality of life.
The Lighthouse Club
The Lighthouse Club has been delivering financial and welfare support to the construction community for 60 years.
The Charity supports the construction community through three specific areas:
- welfare and benevolence fund
- education and training fund
- health and safety innovation fund
Speedy has been proud to partner with the Lighthouse Club for over 10 years.
Visit the Lighthouse Club website here
We also have a number of charitable initiatives including our Christmas charity donation programme where charities nominated by our employees receive a donation during the festive period. In 2016, Speedy donated funds to the following 14 charities through this programme:
- Tom Harrison House
- The Anthony Nolan Trust
- Cornerstone Community Care
- Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- St Vincent’s Hospice
- Rossendale Hospice
- East Anglian Air Ambulance
- Liverpool Chics
- Crohns and Colitis UK
- Epilepsy Society
- Caister Lifeboat
- Teenage Cancer Trust
- Macmillan Cancer Research
- Prevent Breast Cancer Limited