Maximus Foundation UK donates £45,000 to charities during COVID-19 crisis

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The Maximus Foundation UK is donating £45,000 to help charities impacted by the pandemic.

Following a donation of £50,000 to UK charities earlier this year, it increases the Foundation’s 2020 fundraising total to £95,000.

There have been 18 grants across the country, ensuring vital local support is maintained and expanded during the pandemic.

Di Briggs, Chair of the Maximus Foundation UK, said:

“The outlook for smaller charities continues to be very challenging, with fresh restrictions preventing many from resuming normal fundraising, and adding costs.

“So, we’re delighted to make our second significant donation of the year, supporting more charities which share our commitment to helping disadvantaged or vulnerable people to move forward with their lives.”

Since its formation in 2015, the Foundation has donated £370,000 to UK charities nominated by colleagues. Funding is generated by colleagues, and match-funded by Maximus UK.

Beneficiaries include the Midland Langar Seva Society, a Walsall charity providing hot meals and food parcels to the homeless and those on the poverty line.

Bal Thandi, HR Manager at Midland Langar Seva Society, said:

“We are delighted to receive this award from the Maximus Foundation UK. The grant will help us through the winter months, including the provision of warm clothing and toiletries.”

Also receiving a grant is the Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust, an independent charity providing volunteer drivers to take cancer patients to appointments.

Frank Roy, Development and Fundraising Officer at Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust, said:

“Receiving this award from the Maximus Foundation UK will help us purchase additional PPE and pay the fuel costs of our volunteer drivers.”

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

“The Maximus Foundation UK is all about supporting organisations which make a real difference in local communities.

“It is fitting that the Foundation has awarded charities which help people directly affected by the Covid-19 crisis.”

30 November, 2020