As a values-led organisation, SSCL has a strong sense of community. At each office we have an active Employee Engagement Network who galvanise their teams to come together to support team fundraising and volunteering for a wide range of local and national charities. Here are some of the community activities SSCL took part in in 2020.
We’re proud to support the Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charity which supports the families of police officers and staff who have lost their lives whilst on duty. It offers a range of services – from hosting local, national and on-line events to helping families build friendships and support, providing specialist counselling support through Winston’s Wish and RedArc.
In SSCL we provide a range of critical business support services for the Metropolitan Police and our teams are passionate about raising funds for COPS. In 2020 David Parsons, Managing Director for SSCL Police & Resourcing Services, and a number of his colleagues set themselves a challenge to take part in the virtual Police Unity Tour, which had over 200 cyclists. David and team raised an amazing £6,070 for the COPS charity.
But that’s not all SSCL has raised in 2020. Despite the global pandemic, our 2,500 employees ran, cycled, dressed-down, dressed up, held raffles, quizzes and other innovative schemes to continue to raise money for charities during the lockdown restrictions. We have also supported the local community through volunteering initiatives helping at foodbanks and supporting our neighbours who have been isolated through lockdown.
In total, we raised around £20,000 for local and national charities including Save the Children UK, Move the Masses, Macmillan, The British Legion, MIND, Samaritans, Down Syndrome, Children in Need, Refuge, the Trussell Trust and many more.