Maximus Foundation UK reaches £500k milestone with donation to Deaf and Blind People’s charity

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Maximus Foundation UK is celebrating a milestone in its support for charitable organisations across the country, with its latest fundraising cycle bringing its grant total to over £500,000.

Established in 2015, the Foundation is part of Maximus UK’s work to positively impact the community, providing support to charities nominated by our own employees.

Over the past seven years, 200 charities and community groups have benefited from its financial support. It has helped to fund vital community projects, support services and events, improving the lives of thousands of people.

The milestone was reached through the Foundation’s recent donation of £2,500 to the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People.

This long-established voluntary society provides advice, services and support for members of the Deaf, Blind and DeafBlind communities in Leeds.

The grant donation was awarded at a presentation event at Leeds City Square.

Di Briggs, Chair of the Maximus Foundation, said:

“As Chair and Trustee of Maximus Foundation, I’m immensely proud of the Foundation’s achievements, and the difference its work has made to organisations — including charities which support the homeless, those who have faced bereavement and people with mental health challenges.

“I am especially pleased that the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People is among the worthwhile charities to benefit from the Foundation’s latest round of fundraising, so it can build a new sensory garden for the use of its members and service users in Leeds.”

Jason Hixon, Chair of Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People, said:

“The grant from Maximus will make a huge impact at the centre, helping us to develop a garden to be enjoyed by people who are deaf and blind. The centre has already become a home for many in the community, and the garden will continue to strengthen our community into the future.”

Dr Paul Williams, Division President of Maximus in the UK, said:

“I’m delighted the Foundation has reached this significant landmark. Since the Foundation began, we have supported its fundraising endeavours through our colleague match-funding commitment.

“I’m proud the Foundation was able to provide timely support to UK charities struggling to continue operations due to the national lockdown, and it’s a privilege to recognise the Foundation as our charity of choice.”

23 June, 2022