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Supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust

Supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust through UPP Gives

50% of staff (FTE) by 2030 to have used volunteering days during their career at UPP

£100,000 raised for charities directly by UPP staff and matched by UPP Gives by 2030 

UPP Gives is our employee fundraising committee, comprised of dedicated colleagues across the Group. Its purpose is to bring employees from across the company together so that we can deliver higher levels of fundraising together with providing a way for us to support the local charities and communities that really matter to our people.

In 2022, UPP employees voted to support the Teenage Cancer Trust – and the fundraising effort has been immense. A calendar of traditional raffles, Bake-Off challenges and volunteering days throughout the year reached their peak with our very own PushUPP challenge, testing our employees to do as many press[1]ups – in as many unusual places – as they could, over the course of a month. Over 50 employees participated with press-up footage from Tower Bridge to sunny Santorini, generating sponsorship of nearly £1,500 and bringing the total raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust to nearly £10,000.

Supporting the places we are part of.

Strong human connections, thriving places, and institutions that bridge different social groups and bring people together. These are the foundations of community and underpin our quality of life. However, research suggests that two-thirds of the public believe that their community is in decline. UPP has operations with fifteen university partners, as well as corporate staff based in our offices in London and Nottingham. These communities – our staff, residents, and the wider campus community – as well as the local communities in which we work, matter deeply to us. For our company to thrive, it needs to work in places where the social fabric is strong. It is down to all purpose-led businesses like UPP, alongside civil society, to help reverse the decline of the community. In our 25 years, we are proud of supporting many initiatives that create a better place to live and work in the places we are part of. UPP offers its employees two volunteering days a year. We run a staff-led fundraising committee that organises local and national fundraising initiatives, as well as matching funds for staff who have raised cash for causes they care passionately about.

Looking Ahead

To increase participation in staff volunteering we are creating bespoke partnerships and projects with charity and university partners. These will be both place-based; supporting the communities we are part of, and skills-based; utilising the knowledge and expertise of our staff to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities. Specifically, we will develop a mentoring scheme with students from ‘widening participation’ backgrounds to support their future career prospects. This will also provide invaluable insights into the lived experience of disadvantaged students for colleagues at UPP, ensuring the project has an impact internally as well as within the communities we serve.

Contact Us

Billy Sutch

Managing Director

+44 (0)7540 266 258

Richard Bolger

Business Development Director

+44 (0)7920 535 013

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