Our Charitable Efforts
About the Psigma Foundation
We take pride and enjoy contributing to the community and encourage our colleagues to participate in supporting our chosen charities.
We established the Psigma Foundation (‘the Foundation’) in 2015 to focus our corporate philanthropic activity in support of small and personal charities.
Every two years our colleagues nominate charities that are close to their hearts. These nominations are then evaluated and selected by the Trustees where it is felt that their financial support can make a significant improvement to the wellbeing of those experiencing hardship.
Our Charities (2020-2023)
Look Forward Not Behind
Protection Against Stalking
Protection Against Stalking is a national charity working within communities to raise public awareness about stalking and support victims of stalking through providing specialist support services.
The UK's Leading Cervical Cancer Charity
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust wants to see cervical cancer become a disease of the past and are working hard to get to that day through their campaigns and education programmes. Nine women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and every year 220,000 are diagnosed with cell changes, often needing treatment. Jo’s provides support and information services for those women and their families.Find out more
Holidays for Disabled People, Respite for Carers
3H Fund (Helping Hands for Holidays)
3H Fund is a small, national charity that supports over 600 people with disabilities and their families in the UK each year to have a much needed holiday and break from routine by: a fully supported activity holiday for teenagers and adults with disabilities; a means tested grant programme to enable families with a disabled member to have a UK break away; a "Teensout" programme for disabled teenagers to have a group day out; and respite days for carers.Find out more
We are pleased to have raised...
for our chosen 2018-2019 charities
Thank you for your support of our 2018-2019 efforts.
Psigma 10 Ride Again - 2019
Psigma cyclists completed a successful trip across 300km of Northern France’s roads over 13th/14th/15th June 2019 in support of the Psigma Foundation. The trip has helped raise £4,180 for the Foundation’s chosen charities.
ANDY PEARCE, INVESTMENT MANAGER AND ORGANISER OF THIS YEAR'S PSIGMA RIDE EXPLAINS ALL...
On 12 June eleven cyclists and two support drivers eagerly headed down to Portsmouth to catch the overnight ferry to St Malo. The team arrived safely the following morning after a smooth crossing and a restful night’s sleep. After a quick pit stop for a coffee and a croissant the Psigma Peloton hit the road, with 105km to cycle that day. Progress was fantastic and the group met the van at Mont St Michel 50kms down the road before lunchtime for a quick snack. There were one or two hills to contend with next but the thought of the forthcoming sticky pork stir fry for lunch kept all the riders going. The trips only rain shower dampened spirits temporarily in the afternoon, but the sun did reappear and the Psigma Peloton dried out before hitting the 105km mark and arriving in Fougères. Understandably, there were some hungry cyclists at dinner and everyone replenished the reserves before heading to bed.
Day two meant a slightly shorter stage at 85km, but with a few more hills to contend with. This didn’t hamper progress and the team roared along to the first rendezvous with the van. The sun was shining and spirits were high. Progress was a touch slower to lunch and the cyclists rested the legs whilst the support team provided another tasty meal. The Peloton knuckled down again after lunch and enjoyed some beautiful scenery in the Normandy countryside before arriving safely in Domfront. There was some dissent in the ranks on discovery that the dinner location was at the top of another steep hill, but the team settled down when they were greeted with the smell of hearty French cooking.
The group woke up refreshed on day three and were chomping at the bit to get going with the longest ride of the trip. It was lucky that everyone was full of energy as there was a slight mishap with the directions early on which meant some extra distance was added to an already challenging day. The Psigma Peloton put this behind them and soldiered on, although nervousness grew as the hours went by as everyone knew the biggest climb of the trip was awaiting. However, the team did what it does best and got the job done with no complaints. The support team were waiting at the summit with a feast which had been well earned. Spirits were high during the afternoon session, and the group made fantastic progress to cover the 110km distance to Ouistreham.
There was a great feeling of pride among the team to know that they had completed the 300km ride, and all in aid of the Psigma Foundation. The team enjoyed another tasty French meal that evening, and returned to Portsmouth by ferry the following morning.
Andy Pearce, Investment Manager
Our 2020 fundraising page will be available shortly. We are very grateful for all of your support.