GAP Group has announced that its charitable foundation, GAP Giving, has passed the £300,000 donation milestone.
Since being set up in 2015, the foundation has benefited 356 different charities. During the 2018/19 financial year alone, more than £56,624 has been raised for 88 different charities including The Brain Tumour Charity, Wish Upon a Dream, CALM and the Samaritans.
GAP explained that employees are encouraged to apply to GAP Giving to nominate a charity they feel is deserving of support. The successful applications result in the chosen charities receiving a donation from GAP. Additionally, the company has a ‘Charity of the Month’ programme which offers every region, division and head office department the opportunity to pick a charity to receive a donation of £1,000.
GAP also operates a matching scheme, named GAP Match, whereby the firm will match any employee’s fundraising efforts, up to £750.
Shaneen Waddell, GAP Giving’s chairperson said, “We are beyond thrilled with what we have achieved so far through GAP Giving and reaching this amazing amount as we enter our 50th year is even more cause to celebrate. It is fantastic that GAP is able to help people and give back to local communities in such a way; it is very humbling to be involved with such worthy causes.
“Of course, the outstanding efforts from our employees have enabled the company to reach this notable milestone – their enthusiasm, compassion and fundraising really makes a difference.”