SYNETIQ, an IAA, Inc. company (NYSE:IAA), the UK’s leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company, are delighted to announce Sue Ryder as their chosen charity of the year.
The national healthcare charity, Sue Ryder provides compassionate and expert palliative, neurological and bereavement services to people during the most difficult times of their lives.
The charity was selected following a company-wide vote; with over 500 colleagues across 12 sites, the business commits all its major fundraising activity to be donated to the charity.
On the upcoming relationship, Lou Addison, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sue Ryder, said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as SYNETIQ’s charity of the year. By working together, we will ensure that Sue Ryder can continue to help support people through the most difficult times of their lives, whether that’s a terminal illness, a bereavement or a neurological condition. Our expert compassionate care relies on the generosity of supporters and businesses like SYENTIQ raising vital funds for us. It means we can be there for more people when it matters, filling their last days with love”.
Natalie Buckley, Head of HR and Co-Chair of SYNETIQ’s Colleague & Community forum at SYNETIQ said: “We’re delighted that our colleagues have chosen to support Sue Ryder as SYNETIQ’s charity of the year. We’ve witnessed first-hand the level of support and advice they have offered some of our colleagues and their families in the past, so we’re looking forward to being able to give back through lots of fundraising and voluntary activities throughout the year.”
SYNETIQ kicked off its fundraising activity with an Easter raffle for its colleagues, raising £365. Plans are underway for the remainder of the year, and, following their huge fundraising success in 2021, a group of colleagues will brave the Tough Mudder challenge again – an obstacle course characterised by its muddiness.
The announcement of the new charity of the year follows on from a successful relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support, for whom the business raised over £7,000 in 2021 – enough money to fund a Macmillan nurse for over two months.
Corporate social responsibility remains a priority for SYNETIQ, and the business is proud to offer several ways for the business and its colleagues to give back to good causes. SYNETIQ offers one day of paid leave for colleagues to spend volunteering for a charity of their choice and promises a pound for pound fundraising scheme.