The S2 Partnership Announces Charity of the Year 2018-2019

28th March 2018

Continuing its work in supporting the community and the wider environment, the S2 Partnership is delighted to announce its Charities of the Year 2018-2019; Marine Conservation Society and Cancer Research UK.

Both charities were selected by an internal employee vote and will receive the funds raised by S2 employees over the coming twelve months.

Cancer Research UK’s ongoing pioneering research into beating cancer, has the aim of making sure that one day everyone will be able to overcome cancer.  CRUK state that “Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.  Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

The Marine Conservation Society is campaigning for a plastic-free society, and to bring about a change in mindset away from a ‘throwaway society’, which has the effect of our oceans are becoming choked with rubbish.  The MCS reports that ‘by 2050 we could have more plastic than fish (by weight) in the sea’.  Continued research is highlighting that it is not just the plastics themselves which are being ingested and killing marine life, but also the toxins associated with man-made chemicals/plastics which are carcinogenic and are entering the food chain.

S2 employees have been developing new fundraising ideas for the coming year, and have a number of new challenges in the pipeline.

Announcing the partnerships, S2 Director, Jen Eastman, said: “We are delighted to support two charities this year, whose work is crucial in improving health and environmental issues.  Our employees felt that marine conservation is a subject currently under such acute focus that we would like to support MCS’s efforts this year.  Alongside, many employees voted for Cancer Research because of personal experiences or connections and would like to make a difference in helping to beat cancer.”