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Charitable Giving at Saga

Charitable Giving at Saga

Saga gives to charities and good causes in a number of different ways; by sharing skills and resources through our colleague volunteer days, donations of goods such as office furniture and equipment and financial donations. Due to the high level of requests we receive, we are unable to accept unsolicited requests for support and charitable donations are made strictly to Saga’s chosen charities.

During 2021, we have been pleased to provide £206k of financial support to the following charities and good causes:
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • Leukaemia Care
  • The Plunkett Foundation
  • Homer Foundation (Philippines)
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Kidney Cancer Care
  • Movember
  • The Silver Line
  • Armed Forces day donations to; Royal British Legion, SSAFA, Gurkha Welfare Memorial Trust and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity
  • Mind
  • Folkestone Pride
  • The Rainbow Centre
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Parkinson’s Disease Society
  • Channel Rotary Club
  • 2nd Sandgate Scouts
  • Ensor’s
  • Shepway Sports Trust
  • Folkestone Rotary Club
  • Save The Children
  • Christmas Giving Box
Match funding of colleague fundraising activities, to the following charities:
  • British Lung Foundation
  • Samaritans
  • National Deaf Children’s Society
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Dover and Deal Sea Cadets
  • Pilgrims Hospice
  • Maggie’s Centres
  • Demelza Hospice Care for Children
  • Breast Cancer Now
  • RNLI
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Momentum Children’s Charity
  • WWF UK
  • Dementia UK
  • The Brain Tumour Charity
  • Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • MIND
  • Rethink Mental Illness
  • RNLI Dungeness
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Macular Society
  • Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) Charity
We also administer a Saga Workplace Lottery which Saga colleagues can play and raise funds for good causes. The funds are distributed quarterly to Folkestone based charities. During 2021, a total of £20,565.68 has been raised through the Saga Workplace Lottery and distributed to the following good causes:
  • The Rainbow Centre
  • South Kent Mind
  • Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)
  • Dover Pantry
  • Leas Lift
  • The Shed Foundation
  • The Gurkha Memorial Fund
  • Home-Start Shepway
  • Academy FM Folkestone
  • Young Animators Club
  • Changeling Theatre
  • Romney Resource Centre
  • Ensor’s
  • 2nd Sandgate Scouts
  • Channel Rotary
  • Shepway Sports Trust

Supporting our local community is extremely important to us and whilst we are unable to provide continuous sponsorship, we do sponsor a limited number of one off or annual events. In 2021, we’ve been proud to sponsor the following:

Creative Folkestone – including their flagship event, the Folkestone Triennial which is the largest exhibition of newly commissioned artwork in the UK
Folkestone 10k – we have agreed to be the main sponsor of this popular event for the 3 years (2021-2023)
Hythe Town FC – we have sponsored new kits for two of the youth teams which will be used over the next 2 years

If you are a Folkestone based charity or good cause and in need of; volunteers, office equipment or financial support, please email as we may be able to help.