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Thank you Standard Life

Our two year joint partnership with Scope and Standard Life came to an end on 31st July 2016.
The partnership was launched in August 2014 with the aim of supporting disabled people across the UK.

Over the past two years staff from Standard Life have taken part in a huge range of fundraising and volunteering activity from running, cycling and abseiling events to bake sales and selling cook books in their offices. 64 members of staff played a key role in the success of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk event in 2015 raising over £26,000 for Capability Scotland and in June this year 17 enthusiastic participants raised over £7,000 through the gruelling Rob Roy Challenge.

Teams also took part in our Battleshops challenge, gave up their time to volunteer at our services, arranged stock collections in their offices for our shops and organised a children's Christmas party.

Capability Scotland has also benefited from Standard Life's technical expertise throughout the partnership.  In 2015 Standard Life seconded a User Experience Analyst to undertake a 3 month User Research Review of our website. In addition, two cohorts of the Emerging Leaders Development Support Programme undertook reviews and made promotional recommendations for our schools and shops strategies.

Since August 2014, Standard Life has raised £588,759.41 across the UK.

Standard Life's Chief People Officer Sandy Begbie said: "This is a fantastic total for our people to have raised and well done to everyone for their hard work. Whether it was baking, running, walking, cycling, or providing support through their own skills and expertise, the  commitment of Standard Life employees across the organisation has been fantastic.  This donation will support disabled people and their families across the UK by providing life changing information, support and advice from childhood into adulthood."

Capability Scotland Chief Executive, Dana O'Dwyer, said "We are absolutely delighted with the success of our partnership with Standard Life.  It has been an incredible two years and Standard Life staff have provided fantastic support through fundraising and volunteering in our shops and services. Their support will make a real impact on Capability Scotland's services supporting disabled people across Scotland."


Photo of the Standard Life team at the start line of the Rob Roy challenge

The Standard Life team taking part in the Rob Roy Challenge