Raise a Smile
We have a long history of supporting great causes through our ‘Raise A Smile’ charity partnership programme. We raised £7.1m for Save the Children between 2011 and 2014, and we’re on track to exceed this with Sue Ryder between 2014 and 2017.
‘Raise a Smile’ provides an overarching identity for our Charity Partnerships. It helps define our approach to developing and delivering effective partnerships with our chosen charities. Raise a Smile aims to do exactly what is says – for our customers, our colleagues and, of course, for the charities and their beneficiaries.
Our current charity – Sue Ryder
In May 2016 we reached the incredible milestone of £5 million for our current charity partner Sue Ryder. Our partnership aims to give more people the care they want at the end of their lives, and provide support for their families.
What are we doing? A word from Sue Ryder
We believe everyone should get the care they want at the end of their lives.
The ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership with Sue Ryder is providing new community healthcare services in areas where they are needed the most, ensuring people can receive the care they want, in a place of their choice, surrounded by their families.
With our new family support teams, we will also provide comfort and support to those left behind, for as long as they need it.
In addition, our new online community and support will allow people to ask questions and access information from professionals and peers on a wide range of subjects, ensuring they never feel completely alone.
What are we seeking to achieve? A word from Sue Ryder
We want to give people choice and control over their care, wherever this may be. We want to help them fulfil their wishes, whatever their illness. And we want to work with families to face any challenges the future may bring, whenever they need our help.
By raising money for new services and raising awareness of the issues families face, the Morrisons partnership with Sue Ryder is making a lasting difference to thousands of families across the UK at the most difficult time of their lives.
For more information on the work of Sue Ryder and to read some of the incredible stories from people who are benefitting from our partnership, visit www.sueryder.org/morrisons
The search for our next charity partner
Our partnership with Sue Ryder will come to an end in February 2017. Whilst we remain committed to raising as much as possible for Sue Ryder over the next ten months, we’re now ready to begin the process to select our next charity partner.
The process will take place between May and October 2016. It will involve an application, shortlisting and pitch process, with our colleague population being given the final say.
Charities wishing to be considered should complete the application form below and return it to email@example.com before midnight on the 16th June.
Download the application form