The leading engineering firm Ferrovial Agroman and major public services provider Amey have together secured £300,000 of funding for three charities at the front-line of the fight against COVID-19.
The funds received from both companies, which are UK subsidiaries of Ferrovial, have been provided through the “Ferrovial Juntos COVID-19 Fund”, which is assisting organisations and governments to combat the coronavirus pandemic around the world.
Charities receiving contributions from the fund include Amey’s partner charities The Trussell Trust, which manages foodbanks and oversees distribution to vulnerable people within communities and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, which provides aid to ex-servicemen and women.
The Lighthouse Construction Charity, which provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families, and partners of Ferrovial Agroman, has also received a donation from the fund for its Construction Workers’ Crisis Appeal. In addition, 20 lifesaving ventilators worth a total of £60,000 have been donated to the NHS.
I am extremely proud that we can work together to do something tangible and practical to ease this situation for many in the UK. By ensuring these funds are going to organisations who are dealing directly with those who need it most, we also know that assistance will be delivered to families and individuals immediately - which is when it is most critically needed.
I am extremely proud that we can work together to do something tangible and practical to ease this situation for many in the UK. By ensuring these funds are going to organisations who are dealing directly with those who need it most, we also know that assistance will be delivered to families and individuals immediately – which is when it is most critically needed.
hese charities have been working to help those most in need throughout this challenging time. I have been moved by stories of great kindness and generosity during this pandemic and so it feels right that we play our part in helping ensure vital funding reaches organisations who need it.
The “Ferrovial Juntos COVID-19” was launched in April with an initial €5 million (£4.3 million), funded by Ferrovial, plus €1,25 million contributed by employees, shareholders, partners and other stakeholders, that the company has doubled reaching €8,75 million endowment and has since allocated €3.5 million (£3 million) to charities and projects around the world including in Spain, the US and the UK.