Giving Back Is Part of Our DNA
At AMA we take giving back seriously. We know that there has never been a more important time to support the causes that are close to our hearts. As a result, we have been extending our charitable work across our community on a local and national level.
Founder and Managing Director of AMA, Ben Lukey, says: “We’re aware that many many people out there are struggling. Supporting charities we know directly impact and help people and causes gives us a great sense of pride. It really is the least we can all do.”
Here’s a round up of what our team has been up to over the past year.
Laptops for learning
With every child having to adapt to home schooling over the past year, we took it upon ourselves to donate eight laptops to local school children from the Ad Meliora Trust academies across Norfolk. It was heartwarming to receive letters of thanks from the children over the past few weeks, as well as local dignitaries. We are still supporting the trust on an ongoing basis. If you or anyone you know would like to donate a laptop, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. We would be happy to arrange.
Supporting vulnerable young people
Over the years, we have been supporting Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation, drawing on our founder’s love for Liverpool FC and the surrounding area. Jamie founded the 23 Foundation in 2009 to ‘help give local kids a chance’, offering support to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across the Merseyside and the wider world.
Jamie Carragher recently commented on the support the foundation receives from AMA saying, “The 23 Foundation Charity has been in operation now for 11 years. Our aim is to help as many good causes as possible and in that time we have annually supported over 1000 families, many food banks, hospitals and cancer units. Quite simply, our charity would not exist without key donors and supporters such as AMA. Their support has been invaluable over many years, in helping our charity to fulfil its objectives.”
As well as donating to the 23 Foundation, we organise fundraising events such as auctions, where items including signed football shirts can be bid upon.
The fight against homelessness and hunger
Homelessness is another issue that the AMA waste team is passionate about changing. We work with CRASH, the construction homelessness charity, who create amazing community spaces for those in need, from hospices to foodbanks.
Food poverty is another cause we regularly support; the AMA Waste team donate to Manchester Foodbanks and Fans Supporting Foodbanks to help those who might be in need during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.
Putting sustainability first
There’s a reason that sustainability is the first of our core values; it’s at the heart of everything we do. We want that to be part of our giving initiatives, which is why we partnered with the ORCA foundation who work to clear the ocean of plastic waste, saving wildlife in the process.
Giving Back Is Part of Our DNA
Give back to your community
As you can see, charity is something we all feel passionately about. We are always looking for more organisations to support, if you have a cause in mind, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our dedicated team – we’d be happy to hear from you.
Norwich City Partnership
We are excited to announce that AMA Waste are the newest primary partner of Norwich City FC. As of September2021, AMA Waste will be a familiar sight at Carrow Road, from the big screens to the programmes.
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