Since 1990, charity involvement and giving back to the local community has been an integral part of working at Scantec.
From monthly dress down days, and the annual Christmas jumper competition to involvement in large-scale events, the Scantec team is always ready to get involved for a good cause.
Scantec’s annual Christmas jumper competition
Scantec was the main sponsor of the Wirral Walk in 2014, an annual event that attracted over 2500 walkers and raised an estimated £200,000 for local charities.
On a sporting theme, Scantec was also the proud shirt sponsor for the EAFA England Amputee Football team, providing vital backing when they played in the 2014 Amputee World Cup in Mexico.
Operation Christmas Child
A toy collection was also organised for Operation Christmas Child
This is a charity that distributes toys to children who would otherwise receive nothing on Christmas morning.
The Finley Lamb Fund
Scantec has also made donations to the Finley Lamb fund, helping a young Wirral boy with a rare brain disorder called PNVH to obtain treatment in the United States. Finley is now responding fantastically well to on-going treatment, and everyone at Scantec is very proud of him.
Sara, Finley’s mum said,
“Scantec donated to Finley’s Fund which helped pay for neurological rehabilitation therapy in America. Finley is now walking and talking even though UK doctors feared this wouldn’t be possible.
They invited us to their summer BBQ and made us so welcome. Finley had his face painted and had a great time. We can’t thank them enough for helping xx”
Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge
In June 2015, Scantec’s “Astounding Stellars” took part in the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge, a gruelling endurance event in Snowdon, organised by one of our major FMCG clients.
After being dropped at a secret location near Lake Vyrnwy in Powys the team began a gruelling 65 kilometre cycling, kayaking, archery, axe throwing and orienteering challenge through spectacular scenery, remote mountain ranges and rough terrain.
Fundraising efforts in the run-up to the event also included a Race Night for Scantec staff, family and friends. Through this night, sponsorship and donations the team raised over £7500 for Wirral- based Claire House Children’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK.
Stephanie Dagger, Local Fundraising Manager with Cancer Research UK in Merseyside, said:
“We are thrilled that (Scantec) have decided to support Cancer Research UK. Thanks to advances in research, more people in the North West are surviving cancer than ever before. But there’s still more work to be done. There are over 200 different types of cancer and we won’t stop until we beat them all.”
Helen Carlson, Corporate Development Manager for Claire House, said:
Scantec are really setting a precedent for companies going forward on how to engage their employees with their local community. This is another great example of how staff at Scantec really have gone the extra mile for our children! Without our supporters Claire House would face an impossible task of raising a staggering £3.4 million needed so Scantec really are helping to make a difference today and indeed tomorrow through creating happy memories for our families that will last a lifetime. THANK YOU.
London to Paris Cycle Ride
All managers and the Board of Directors also lead by example.
The Company Chairman, John Robinson has completed a UK Coast to Coast Walk, Cycle Ride and is currently making final preparations to embark on a London to Paris Cycle Ride that is set to raise more than £10,000 for Claire House.