Since our formation, we have recognised the role we have to play in supporting our local communities. So we actively maintain a diverse programme of event sponsorship, fundraising initiatives, donations and volunteering.
Each Divisional site has its own charity partnership chosen by staff. The partnerships run for a two-year period and are supported by events from coffee mornings and challenges to Bake-Offs and raffles.
At Group level, we have, since 1984 been proud supporters of Grocery Aid, the industry charity that supports people who work or have worked in the grocery, provisions and off-license sectors. The charity presently looks after some 6,500 current and former colleagues.
In 2017 we were honoured to receive our ninth consecutive Gold Achievement Award from Grocery Aid for exceptional contribution to the work of the charity.
Community volunteering has always been part of SHS, something we actively encourage across the Group. We provide time and resources to aid employee involvement, and we have supported initiatives in Northern Ireland, GB and ROI including Time to Read, Silver Surfers, gardening and painting projects, as well as career and business talks with local schools and universities, plus development programmes such as BITC’s Business Class project. We also support the BITC annual Give and Gain day, with each of our sites taking up a community challenge.
We regularly support local community events through product donations, sponsorships and charity raffle prizes. In order to make the greatest local impact we focus support on community, charity or educational events in line with our corporate responsibility programmes.
Product donations include our soft drinks brands, condiments & sauces and grocery brands. If you think your event meets our criteria, please click below to register your request stating the event details, date, product and quantity required.