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 2016 included: Macmillan Cancer Support, the Movember Foundation, the Lawhill Maritime Centre in South Africa, Cancer Research, the British Heart Foundation, the Royal Marine Benevolent Fund, Martin's House Children's Hospice, Act 4 Africa and the Cumbria Flood Appeal.
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 2016 the Foundation made grants or commitments to charitable causes of £2.3m (2015:£1.7m).