The Sir John Fisher Foundation
Giving back to the community.
The Group continues to encourage its businesses to support local communities within their operational areas and during the year our people have given their time and money to a wide variety of charitable giving and fund raising activities.
Charitable causes supported in 2017 included: Macmillan; Make a Wish Foundation; Meningitis Research Charity; Ty Gobaith (Hope House) children's hospice; RNLI; NeST (Nephrotic Syndrome Trust); the Alzheimer's Society; Breast Cancer Now; CLAN Cancer Support.
The Sir John Fisher Foundation (SJFF) is a charitable trust established in 1979 by Sir John and Lady Fisher and supports causes throughout the UK,but with special regard to those based in and working for the benefit of people living in Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding area. The trustees of SJFF retain a significant shareholding in the Company and support charitable causes in relation to maritime, medical and disability, education, music, arts and community projects. In 2017 SJFF made grants or commitments to charitable causes of £2.0m (2016: £2.3m).