Learn more about our charitable support
We are proud to support a wide range of charities and communities across the UK, through colleagues’ fundraising and volunteering their time.
AMC’s core function is to support the UK’s agricultural sector with the funding it needs to consolidate, grow and diversify. However, we are keen to also back the communities in which our customers operate, so are looking to raise between £10,000 and 15,000 in 2019 to support a number of local and national charities and our Charity of the Year - Mental Health UK.
Throughout the year, colleagues from across AMC have supported a wide variety of charitable organisations, often working with local businesses and business clubs.
During 2019 we are supporting a range of different causes:
|Cake sale for Mental Health UK’s Blue Monday campaign and AMC colleagues taking part in a run for the Mind mental health charity
||Valentine hamper raffled off to AMC colleagues with all proceeds raised going to Metal Health UK
||Red Nose Day cake bake and a vote for the best baker with games throughout the day – all in support of Comic Relief
||Easter Hamper and games with money raised going to Mental Health UK
||Mental Health UK awareness week – “You Brighten My Day” cards sent to thank and recognise each other within AMC
Colour Obstacle Run – 5k event in which 5 AMC colleagues participated
||Cake sale, with all proceeds going to Bliss charity for premature babies
Cake sale with all funds raised being added to the fundraising for Trek 26 – a 26 mile hike. One AMC colleague is
completing this challenge in August for the Alzheimer’s Society
Smarties Event – how many 20 pence pieces can you fit into a Smarties tube? Four tubes were provided to each team
in AMC and some healthy competition took place. All funds raised have gone to Mental Health UK
Spare Change collection, to be ongoing throughout the rest of the year, collecting any spare change of any world
Bras for Africa – collection of old bras which are still in a good condition, to be donated to those in need in Africa
Make up for Refuge – unwanted makeup to be donated
Trek 26 taking place – final count for fundraising started in July
Macmillan coffee morning with an office cake sale. Home events also taking place with some AMC staff and their friends and family. All funds being donated to Macmillan.
Commercial Banking Challenge – a 10k obstacle course to be completed in London. Eight colleagues from across AMC taking part with all funds raised going to Mental Health UK
One AMC colleague will be completing a 5k obstacle course with her son in aid of Cancer Research UK
Halloween Raffle and Hamper – funds raised going to Mental Health UK
Wear it Pink event with a £1 donation, with money raised being donated to Breast Cancer Care
||Children in Need
||Christmas Day Event
Day to Make a Difference 2019
Every year, AMC colleagues volunteer a full day to support a local charity with much needed manpower and time. In 2019, our Day to Make a Difference took place at Balksbury School in Andover. Our willing volunteers undertook a range of activities including painting and restoring outside tables, chairs and fences along with some gardening all to help the school achieve its ambition of creating an amphitheatre in their grounds.
If you would like to find out more about our charitable work, then please speak to your Regional Agricultural Manager.