Our previous charity partners have included the following:
2015/2016 - Alzheimer’s Scotland and Alzheimer’s Society
Scotmid Cooperative’s one year charity partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and Alzheimer’s Society has crossed the finish line having raised their highest ever total of £375,000 to help people living with dementia, their carers and families.
The engagement, commitment and support from across Scotmid Co-operative’s staff and customers including Scotmid, Semichem, Lakes and Dales Co-operative and Scotmid Co-operative Funerals over the last year has been truly incredible. From cycling to Paris and trekking up mountains, to store raffles, sweepstakes and head shaves, staff and customers have consistently smashed targets and championed the cause. Thanks to their incredible efforts and generosity, this has been the most successful Scotmid Co-operative charity partnership to date, far exceeding the initial £250,000 target.
2014/2015 - Anthony Nolan
A record breaking partnership and truly a live saving match, the Scotmid family raised a massive £370,000 for Anthony Nolan to go towards recruiting thousands of lifesaving stem cell donors from Scotmid areas.
A superheroes theme was chosen for the partnership and we became ‘The Scotmid Lifesavers’ for the year, teaming up with our communities to attempt to raise a target of £200,000. Such was the success of the partnership that we raised the record total of £370,000 by taking part in everything from head shaves to bungee jumps. Members of Scotmid staff also braved The Forth Loony Dook, and spine-chilling Ice Bucket Challenges. Others designed and sold their own cook book and took part in food tastings.
2013/2014 - Prostate Cancer UK – £280,000
Staff, members and customers from across Scotmid’s businesses have made this the most successful charity partnership in Scotmid’s history to date, nearly doubling the original fundraising target of £150,000.
The money will be put towards extensive awareness of prostate cancer and research programmes aimed at saving the lives of more men with prostate cancer, the most common male cancer in Scotland.
2012/2013 – Maggie’s Centres – £260,000
Staff and customers went the extra mile this year to raise over £260,000, taking part in sponsored skydives, cycles, abseils, fitness challenges, dress-up days, charity nights, car washes, raffles and many other fundraising activities. Scotmid stores also sold 5,000 limited edition charity eco-bags that were exclusively designed by Jack Vettriano.
The funds will be used by Maggie’s to offer free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends in its network of centres across the UK.
2011/2012 - The Prince’s Trust – £130,000 The Society’s staff, members and customers raised over £130,000 and volunteered over 3000 hours to improve opportunities for young people who have found difficulties in everyday life, whether through missed chances or circumstance.
2010/2011 - Royal National Lifeboat Institute – £200,000 A record breaking charity year for the Society with £245,000 (£45,000 for Alzhiemers Scotland) raised in 12 months. Our staff truly got behind this amazing charity, going above and beyond in their fundraising activities, which included fire walks, white water rafting and abseiling.
2009/2010 - (the Society’s 150th Anniversary year) – £185,000 divided between five charities: – Cystic Fibrosis Trust – £70,000 – CLIC Sargent – £30,000 – Leukaemia Research – £15,000 – Alzheimer’s – £60,000 – The Salvation Army – £10,000 worth of toys donated
2008 - Marie Curie Cancer Care – £190,000
2007 – CHAS – £62,710. In Northern Ireland, our Semichem stores raised £6,025 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospices.
2006 – Asian Earthquake Appeal, in collaboration with Edinburgh Direct Aid – £32,500
2005 – Tsunami Appeal – £104,000
2004 – CLIC – £95,000
2003 – Penumbra – £95,000
2001/02 – Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland – £100,000