Support from leading insurance software provider SSP has resulted in a total of £20,000 going towards efforts to help local businesses and people affected by the recent flooding in Calderdale.
With its Head Office based in Dean Clough in Halifax, many SSP employees have been directly impacted by the recent floods and Laurence Walker, Chief Executive, was keen to find ways to support them and other local people as well as local businesses.
“When a local tragedy like this happens it affects everyone who lives and works here. Many people have been flooded out of their homes or businesses, and we can all help and support the amazing work of local groups who are working hard to put right the damage”, said Walker.
Altogether, the Community Foundation for Calderdale, received a £10,000 donation which included £5,000 government match-funding; the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team received £5,000 to purchase new equipment and the further £5,000 has been allocated to donate to a local business support fund. Several SSP staff have been granted fully paid time off to volunteer with some of the many local flood response groups.