Our Mercia Spirit programme has been introduced this year to capture the energy of our teams, and bring us together in different ways. Mercia Spirit is a way of us giving back; gifting our own time, knowledge and fundraising ideas for the benefit of others. Behaving in this way matters to us and we encourage active participation in our charity programme, something employees do at their own cost, never using shareholder funds.
In 2019/2020 we have chosen to support two charities, Cancer Research UK and The Skills Builder Partnership (previously known as Enabling Enterprise). With cancer touching so many lives, we believe this to be a very worthy choice for our fundraising activities.
As a time commitment this year, will be dedicated to supporting the Enabling Enterprise initiative, helping students to build essential skills and be truly prepared for the workplace. Investing our time in young people is crucial, enabling them to have a chance to experience real workplaces and connect with professional adults.
We have also been able to support school children from within our local communities with programs around work experience and supporting undergraduates with internship opportunities. We believe that by supporting the future generation in this way, we can encourage great entrepreneurial skills and promote a healthy work ethic from an early age.
Mercia Spirit in action