In early 2018, we announced our partnership with Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, to generate funds and raise awareness around poor-quality homes, the housing shortage and homelessness across the country.
Swinton committed to raising £50,000 by March 2020 through a series of fundraising events for colleagues - and we’re delighted to say we're already just a few pounds away from reaching that target. The partnership has also seen three Swinton colleagues running the London Marathon and Swinton’s Managing Director Scott Kennedy will be climbing Kilimanjaro and taking on the Three Peaks challenge.
As a business based in the heart of the north-west, Swinton colleagues have seen first-hand the impact homelessness has had on our region so when it came to partnering with a charity, Shelter was the obvious choice to help us give something back to the area we were founded in more than 60 years ago.
The money we raise will fund a specific venture such as a project at the Manchester hub helping families who are facing homelessness with specialist advice and support, or help the charity answer urgent calls to their national helpline.
Our Swinton colleagues have always shown their passion and dedication to supporting our corporate charities and Swinton encourage and assist every colleague by providing one day's paid leave each year for volunteering. Plus we match any monies raised for our corporate charity pound for pound!
October - Golf Day at Mottram Hall
Our colleagues and suppliers joined up at Mottram Hall to play in a charity golf tournament in aid of Shelter. The team were also joined by professional golfer Simon Dyson who played 'Beat the Pro' with the teams, adding some more fun competition on the day. With 48 players donating to play and to buy raffle tickets at the end they raised a huge £4500.
August - Charity cricket match to mark the end of the Ashes
Our head office took a War of the Roses take on a charity cricket match, Contact Centre against Support Services. It was a fun evening planned with games and some amazing raffle prizes were won. We then had a rematch later in the month with a team from across the Pennines at our Safeguard office raising a huge £2,652!
July - Scott's Three Peaks Challenge
Our Managing Director Scott is taking on two grueling challenges, the Three Peaks and Mount Kilimanjaro. He started his fundraising for the Three Peaks and has a total of £2,779.40 to date which will be matched by the company to a massive £5,558.80!
June - Win a trip to New York City Pride
In June some of our Swinton colleagues attended the Manchester Pride Spring Benefit. During the night, Swinton made a significant donation to the Pride charity during a live auction by bidding on this spectacular prize which we raffled off to raise money for Shelter. This fundraiser brought in a total of £4,340!
May - £5 will be donated by Swinton Group for every Home Insurance policy purchased through us during May 2019
As part of Swinton Group’s partnership with Shelter, we donated £5 for every Home Insurance policy bought directly through swinton.co.uk between 1st May and 31st May. Every £5 raised can help fund a call to Shelter's National Homelessness Helpline which is open 365 days a year and provides vital advice and support to families facing homelessness.
All price comparison and affiliate website quotes and sales are excluded. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Donations will be paid to Shelter Trading Limited which donates its taxable profits to Shelter the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited. Registered Charity Number in England and Wales (263710) and Scotland (SC002327).
April - Shelter Red Envelope Raffle
Swinton colleagues were asked to donate a minimum of £5 to Shelter in return for the chance to win a number of exciting prizes kindly donated by Swinton and local businesses. Colleagues raised a total of £3,000 including matched funding.
March - Master Chef Bake Off and Bake Sale
Swinton colleagues baked up a storm in the kitchen and raised over £1500 by selling their delicious baked goods to friends and co-workers across the business.
February - Go Red for Shelter
A ‘Go Red for Shelter’ event at Swinton’s head office, 101 Embankment, opposite Manchester Cathedral, was held to launch the partnership. Colleagues donated cash to dress in red, enjoyed red velvet cupcakes and took part in a raffle to kick-start the fundraising. They also heard from Shelter representatives about the valuable work they do across Manchester and the whole of the UK.