- SOS Children's VillagesSOS Children's Villages
SOS is SICL's teams chosen charity, and has been for a number of years.
More than 140 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents. When a child's world is turned upside down, SOS Children’s Villages UK works to give them a home and a family with siblings and a trained SOS parent. They provide communities where children can grow up from infancy to adulthood with quality education and medical care.
Their emergency work ensures that children and their families coping with conflict and disaster receive immediate life saving support, while their psycho-social and reintegration programmes provide the care and skills to rebuild lives. They also advocate for children's rights and the improvement of quality care at international, national and local levels, encouraging children to have a voice in the decisions that affect them.
Every month our team sacrifice part of their salary which goes straight to the charity.
Help support this fabulous charity: www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk
- Yorkshire Air AmbulanceYorkshire Air Ambulance
SICL has sponsored the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity since 2006 and is proud to give back to the community in this way.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people. It flies seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering a large region that not only includes major cities and motorways, but also rural and isolated locations.
To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9,990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air. The generosity of donation is the life blood of the charity, without which it would not be able to operate.
As a corporate sponsor SICL is, in effect, IT for the charity, providing ServiceDesk and ‘man-on-site’ support, IT equipment free-of-charge and leveraging charity status with vendors.
Ashley Woodman, Founder of SICL, explains, “I went to the air desk launch in March 2006 and met eleven children who wouldn’t be alive but for the air ambulance. I knew then we had to do more for the charity and everyone in the business agreed. It’s our way of giving back to the community in which most of us live and work.”
Help support this fabulous charity: www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk