Ocado donates over £6000 to local fundraising group, Simon’s Heroes

One of the UK’s leading online grocery retailers, Ocado, has donated £6,380 to children’s charity, Simon’s Heroes, which helps local children suffering from debilitating conditions lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

The money was raised over a 12-month period through various activities organised by teams at Ocado sites across the country. These activities included summer fun days, raffles, quiz nights and charity car washes. All monies raised were submitted to The Ocado Foundation, the business’ charitable arm, which was set up in 2015. The Foundation  is made up of Ambassadors from each site along with employees from the business’ Corporate Responsibility team.

The Ocado Foundation allocates a final amount per site and employees based at those sites then nominate local charities that they would like to receive a share. The team at Ocado’s distribution centre in Tamworth chose Simon’s Heroes, along with Doorway, another worthy local cause, to each receive a portion from their fundraising pot.

Susan Cuthbert, People Partner, Ocado said: “We always try to give to local charities because it makes a bigger impact on the local community. We are delighted with the fundraising efforts of our employees. They’ve had some great ideas which have really helped to maximise monies raised. We look forward to hearing about the difference it will make.”

Justin Haywood, Chairman, Simon’s Heroes, said: “We were thrilled to learn that we had won a share of the monies raised.  Thanks to all of Ocado’s employees that contributed and voted for us. We really appreciate your efforts. The money is already being used to help local children in need.”

Author: C Abbott.



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