£4,000 donation to The Loddon School

£4,000 donation to The Loddon School

The Loddon School is a residential school for children aged 8 –19 with profound autism, who are non-verbal and have severe learning difficulties.

Mac Mic Foundation is supporting the School, located in Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire, to create a new area especially designed for parents during visits with their children.

The new parent area will be a welcoming and supportive space for parents during their visits with their children. 

The Loddon School
£,4,000 donation to Somerdale Educate Together

£,4,000 donation to Somerdale Educate Together

Somerdale Educate Together, a primary school located in Keynsham, Somerset, with approximately 230 pupils, is aiming to completely redesign its playground.

To kickstart this project, they have received a generous donation of £4,000 from the Mac Mic Foundation.

Sam O'Regan, Deputy Head at Somerdale Educate Together said: 

"We are all so immensely grateful to Mic Mac Group for the very kind and generous donation of £4,000 towards playground equipment for our school grounds. As a Gold Rights Respecting School, this will make a huge difference to all of our children, respecting their right to rest and play. Without your donation, we would not be able to provide this incredible addition to our environment." 

A Rights Respecting Ambassadors, from Year 3 said:

“That is so cool. Thanks so much for the money because it makes Somerdale a better place. It’s helping our right to play a lot.”

Somerdale Educate Together
£500 towards Chris Young KC's fundraising efforts for Shelter

£500 towards Chris Young KC's fundraising efforts for Shelter

Huge congratulations to Chris Young KC, who took part in this year's London Marathon. Not only did Chris complete the gruelling 26.2-mile course, but he did it while impressively dressed as a house – all in support of Shelter. He surpassed his fundraising goal, bringing in £22,000 for the homelessness charity.

Homelessness is a critical issue affecting many in our society. Rising living costs and a lack of affordable housing, exacerbated by political and planning hurdles, all contribute to this growing problem. Chris's dedication to raising awareness for homelessness, a cause close to our hearts, is truly inspiring. We were incredibly proud to support his phenomenal fundraising efforts through a donation from our Mac Mic Foundation.

£3,000 donation to South & East Bristol foodbank

£3,000 donation to South & East Bristol foodbank

The charity provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to the service in crisis.

South & East Bristol Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Andy Irwin, South and East Bristol Foodbank Manager, said:

"Thank you so much for your support of our group of foodbanks in South and East Bristol. We have seen an increase in the numbers of people coming to us for emergency food and had to feed more than 16000 people in the last year."

"We have two advice workers and two support workers helping support them also and your contribution will help us provide food and wrap around support at this time when the cost of living has risen so much."

South & East Bristol foodbank
£3,000 donation to 1625 Independent People

£3,000 donation to 1625 Independent People

1625 Independent People, a charity that works with young people who are homeless, leaving care or at risk of homelessness in Bristol and the south west, received a donation of £3,000 from Mac Mic Foundation.

John Thornfield, Trusts and Foundations Manager at 1625 Independent People said:

“1625 Independent People is the south west’s largest youth homeless charity, supporting over 1,600 of the most vulnerable young people in the region every year.

Mac Mic’s generous donation will support our charity to provide stable housing, skills development and improved wellbeing to young people whose lives have been impacted by trauma, instability and family breakdown.

Your generosity paves the way for our young people to overcome adversity, fulfil their potential and thrive independently. Thank you for your support!”

1625 Independent People
£3,000 donation to Centrepoint youth homelessness charity

£3,000 donation to Centrepoint youth homelessness charity

For the last two years, youth homelessness has been on the rise. Between April 2022/23, Centrepoint estimates that 136,000 young people presented to their local authority as homeless or at risk of homelessness. This represents a 5% increase compared to the previous financial year (129,000).

Alongside its partners, the charity supports over 16,000 young people every year.

The charity runs over 60 accommodation services in 15 boroughs in London, Sunderland, Manchester, Bradford and Barnsley.

Yi Zhou, a spokesperson for Centrepoint said:

“At Centrepoint, we provide accommodation, education and training support to young people to empower them into a better future. In these challenging times, donations like yours will help give a young person safety, stability and freedom, so thank you for your support!”

£2,000 helping hand extended to Kindness Homeless Street Team Glasgow

£2,000 helping hand extended to Kindness Homeless Street Team Glasgow

The Kindness Homeless Street Team is a group of volunteers who work tirelessly to improve the lives some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable people.

Twice weekly, the Kindness Homeless Street Team warms Glasgow's streets with a pop-up soup kitchen, offering both nourishment and a beacon of hope to those in need

The charity also operates a donation centre four days a week, where they offers food parcels, clothing referrals and support to those in need. The charity also provides support to encourage people into their own accommodation.

Well done to Claire McCue, Head of Business Support & HR and daughter Kirsten, who have been braving the wintry weather to volunteer at the charity’s soup kitchen on Wednesday evening.

Kindness Homelessness Street Team
Mac Mic Foundation supports Cash for Kids- Mission Christmas

Mac Mic Foundation supports Cash for Kids- Mission Christmas

Mac Mic Group team members selected Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas 2023 as the company's chosen festive charity.  

Poverty casts a long shadow, dimming Christmas cheer for thousands of children across the UK. No presents, just another day because, for many families, Christmas is simply a luxury they can't afford

Between donations from our generous team, Mac Mic Foundation and the Mickel Fund, we raised £3,000 for Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas.

Mission Christmas helped 312,063 children and young people get a delivery from Santa in 2023.

Mission Christmas
£500 kick-start donation to new community café at Millehill Hub

£500 kick-start donation to new community café at Millehill Hub

Mac Mic Group's commitment to the community extends beyond the construction of the new Hub recently handed over to Midlothian Council. 

Recognising the vital role of Newton Parish Church's pop-up café in Millerhill, the Mac Mic Foundation donated £500 to support the establishment of a permanent café within the Hub. The new Community Hub will provide the residents of today and tomorrow with a fantastic space to come together.

Erika Pryde, Newton Parish Church said:

"Newton Church Fresh Expressions team would like to thank Mac Mic for the generous donation of £500. This will be used to kick start a community café in the new Hub, taking us indoors after many months of pop-up café in the Carbon Square.

"We look forward to making many cups of tea, coffee and hot chocolate alongside community volunteers bringing a much-needed meeting place to life for the people of Millerhill."

New Community Hub for Millerhill
Glasgow Street Aid Receives a £4,000 boost from Mac Mic Foundation

Glasgow Street Aid Receives a £4,000 boost from Mac Mic Foundation

Glasgow Street Aid, a Scottish charity providing medical and welfare assistance on the streets of Glasgow’s city centre, has been given a significant financial boost in the form of a £4,000 donation from Mac Mic Foundation.

Established in 2020, Glasgow Street Aid operates as a pre-hospital medical and welfare charity, alleviating the burden on both the ambulance service and A&E departments by providing on-site care within Glasgow’s city centre. 

Becky Blair, Area Service Manager for Glasgow Street Aid, expressed her gratitude, said:

"We cannot thank Mac Mic Group enough for the incredible donation from its Mac Mic Foundation! To be contacted by them out of the blue was the nicest surprise and to be supported by a big company like them is such a privilege.

“We are just a small Glasgow-based charity of volunteers who are doing what we can to provide medical and welfare assistance to those in need in Glasgow city centre each weekend, so every single donation helps us keep doing this. Thank you so much for this amazing and much needed donation.”

Glasgow Street Aid
£500 donation to charity cycle in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

£500 donation to charity cycle in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We were honoured to support our client Richard Edwards, one of ten cyclists who tackled a gruelling 5-day alpine adventure in the French Alps in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support. 

His teammates, collectively known as Team Bevan, rode over 500km and raised a staggering £14,629, pushing themselves through breathtaking landscapes and challenging climbs.

Well done, Team Bevan! Your resilience and dedication in the face of such a demanding challenge are truly remarkable.

Team Bevan
£500 donation to charity walk in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

£500 donation to charity walk in aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

Mac Mic Group employee Jenny Harvie-Miller knows first-hand the vital role Glasgow Children's Hospital plays in young lives.

Her two sons, born at the neighbouring maternity hospital, received crucial outpatient care in their early months. So, when the opportunity arose to join a sponsored walk for the charity, Jenny and her husband Colin didn't hesitate.

Mac Mic Foundation and Mickel Fund joined hands with Jenny's campaign, and together they not only smashed their £500 target but raised a staggering £1,355!

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity