‘Together' is a charity programme unique to Saint-Gobain with its employees, customers and suppliers at the very heart. The partnership was christened ‘Together’ as it represents the aim of the programme – Saint-Gobain employees, customers and suppliers working together for a great cause. Whilst fundraising is a core part of ‘Together’, volunteering of time and construction industry expertise also plays a key part.
Since it was launched in 2002, in the Saint-Gobain Building Distribution sector, ‘Together’ has raised over £2 million and helped make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of people. Charities it has supported include Great Ormond Street Hospital, Wish Upon a Star, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Barnardo's.
Since January 2014, the ‘Together’ programme has expanded to include all Saint-Gobain businesses in the UK & Ireland, so there will be a greater opportunity to make an even bigger difference to our new charity partners - Macmillan Cancer Support and the Irish Cancer Society.
Welcome from our charity partners
We’ve all heard the statistics; more than two million people are currently living with and beyond cancer in the UK and Ireland AND by 2020 that number will double – that’s a staggering one in two of us. We are all touched by cancer, and we can all help in some way.
That’s why we’re delighted to have been chosen as Saint-Gobain’s new joint charity partners for the next two years, as part of the ‘Together’ programme.
We need your support urgently to provide more specialist cancer nurses on the end of the phone and in local communities in the UK and Ireland, now and in the future. These nurses provide vital expert care and support to help people affected by cancer, and their families, when they need it most.
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience can make it even harder. That is why Macmillan and the Irish Cancer Society are here to make sure that no one in the UK or Ireland has to face cancer alone.
Money raised will go towards funding vital Macmillan nurses in local communities the UK, and specialist cancer nurses to man the invaluable Irish Cancer Society helpline.