We’ve given over £30m to our charity partners!
The timeline below shows how we got there…
Iceland Foundation Charity started.
Donated £1 million to help build a new National Institute for Conductive Education for Petö UK, a leading charity helping to improve the lives of children and adults with neurological motor disorders.
Raised £300,000 for Childline which helped counsel 10,000 children and young people in the UK.
Supported The Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association.
Supported The Breast Cancer Campaign.
Supported Missing People UK and helped to trace missing individuals through publicity on milk cartons.
Charity partner was Alder Hey Children’s Hospital who we worked with for 4 years and raised over £3 million.
Chosen Charity was Alder Hey Children's hospital - donated a further £1m bringing the total raised for the hospital to £3m.
Donated £17,500 to Save the Family.
Charity of the Year - Help for Heroes. Donated £1.5 million. In addition to our usual charity week fundraising in stores we held a spectacular charity ball to mark Iceland’s 40th anniversary in November 2010.
Sir Malcolm Walker & Richard Walker participated in the Iceland Everest Expedition reaching the North Col of Everest at 23,000ft.
Charity of the year - Alzheimer's Research UK. Donated £1 million.
Charity of the year - Alzheimer's Research UK. Donated £1 million.
Sir Malcolm Walker completed the record-breaking descent of the Shard abseil.
DIY SOS: The Big Build Veteran's Special - Iceland supplied food for the tradesmen who transformed Canada and New Street to provide homes for veterans as part of the BBC One programmes ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build Veterans’ Special’ broadcast in October 2015.
Sir Malcolm Walker participated in the Footsteps of Legends: The Iceland Antarctic Expedition, an unsupported trek to the geographical South Pole.
We gave the Foundation a public face to help recognise the achievements of our colleagues and customers and to make it easier for people to support us. It became IFCF.
Sir Malcolm Walker's Autobiography 'Best Served Cold' was published and the funds raised from sales were donated to Alzheimer's Research UK.
Charity of the year - Alzheimer's Research UK - donated £1.8 million, taking the three-year partnership total to over £3 million.
Charity of the year - The Royal British Legion. We marked the centenary of the First World War by raising £1 million for RBL. Our support was focused principally on RBL’s Battle Back Centre for the rehabilitation of wounded service personnel and its Poppy Calls van service for veterans and their dependants.
Children's Food Trust - donated £250,000. The Children’s Food Trust existed to protect children’s right to eat better and so do better. Our support was focused on teaching children in foster care and residential homes the importance of nutritious food and helping them to develop cooking skills.
NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) - donated £250,000. NYAS is a UK Charity offering information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our support was focused on their National Helpline, enabling NYAS to expand the team taking calls and extend its opening hours.
When You Wish Upon a Star - donated £100,000. This is a national charity dedicated to granting wishes for children with life threatening or terminal illness. Iceland funded a Winter Wonderland break for 50 families at Center Parcs before Christmas 2015.
We partnered with UCL, pledging £10 million to establish the world leading UK Dementia Research Institute.
UCL Dementia Research Retail Coalition was formed – led by Sir Malcolm Walker. Iceland and other major high street food retailers donated funds from the sale of 5p carrier bags which raised an additional £10 million to fund the UCL hub of the UK Dementia Research Institute.
Charity of the year - Alzheimer's Society & Alzheimer's Scotland - donated £950k.
Our partnership with Surfers Against Sewage began.
Donated £1m towards the construction of the new Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire, which provides state-of-the-art facilities for the rehabilitation of both injured service personnel and those disabled in civilian life. IFCF contribution funded the Neurological Treatment Garden.
Celebrated our 10th anniversary of working with Prostate Cancer UK and reaching the milestone of £1 million donated. “Reaching £1 million is a huge achievement. We’re extremely grateful to everyone at Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation who has helped to make this partnership such a success." Angela Culhane Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK
We sponsored Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks, where friends and family came together across the country, to show support for people living with dementia.
Charity of the year - Alzheimer's Society & Alzheimer's Scotland - donated £632k making a total of £1.5 million for the two-year partnership.
Iceland Foods was absolutely delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Retail Week Community Retailer of the year award 2018.
Co-founded the first ever Plastic Free Awards with SAS.
Partnership with SEMBLE started and the Backyard Nature campaign was created.
Donated £250k to the UK Sepsis Trust and co founded the ‘Schools against Sepsis’ campaign.
Donated £100k to British Lung Foundation to establish the first IPF Network of Excellence. "Investing in research is critical to beating this disease and, with Sir Malcolm and IFCF’s support, we will be able to harness the wealth of talent among researchers working on IPF to bring forward the day where no-one is left breathless from it." Ian Jarrod Head of Research, BLF
Donated a further £1.4 million to our charity partner Alzheimer's Research UK, bringing the total raised through our ‘Dementia; let’s beat it’ campaign to a record £17 million!
IFCF were awarded Highly Commended in the Third Sector Business Charity Awards - Corporate Foundation Award 2019
IFCF joined London Funders, an alliance of funders from across sectors who signed a joint statement pledging to offer support to civil society groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
IFCF gave an urgent donation of £150,000 to Age UK’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund, who are aiming to raise £10 million, so it can be there for older people who desperately need its support during the Coronvirus outbreak.
Iceland and The Food Warehouse began working with the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, a nationwide fund which has been set up to raise money to help communities during Covid-19 outbreak
IFCF donates £150,000 to St John Ambulance for their Covid 19 response work
IFCF supports Alzheimer’s Research UK Virtual Pub Quiz by donating £20,000
IFCF is lead partner for the Action For Children Secret Santa campaign by making each and every one of Iceland’s 28,000 colleagues a Secret Santa, a donation of £280,000