Charity Partnerships

Working closely with causes close to the hearts of our people.

Through our charity partnerships we deepen our support for the causes our people care about.

Our diversity is our strength, yet still, many causes unite us. In an ever-changing world, supporting those in need – at work, at home, and in our communities – is more important than ever. Since the very start, ACT has built relationships with causes that matter to our people around the Group, who have rallied with us in their support.

ACT, together with our people, has rallied behind causes that seek to support people and communities in their time of need.

Our new partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

With 2024, ACT embarks on a new partnership with global humanitarian charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). With truly international reach across more than 70 countries around the world, and neutrality at their core, MSF go where others cannot, or will not, go.

MSF respond not only to war and natural disasters, but also have long-term programmes in regions that don't have adequate health infrastructure.

From deploying paediatric nurses and establishing cholera treatment centres, to mental health programmes and off-road teams who can reach communities wherever they are – MSF have a whole range of projects.

MSF UK are incredibly excited to embark on this partnership with Ardonagh and ACT. We share a deep understanding of the medical humanitarian challenges faced by so many forgotten people. We are thrilled that this will be a global partnership with Ardonagh’s businesses across all the countries in which we share offices, and we are very grateful to all those that wish to support our work. Together we really can make a positive impact on the lives of so many – thank you.

Denise Horrocks, Head of Philanthropy at MSF UK

Former partnerships

Previously, ACT has partnered with mental health charities, Samaritans and Mind, who both seek to champion positive wellbeing and ensure anyone can access non-judgmental support when they need it most. In total, ACT together with colleagues across Ardonagh, raised over £320,000 for these fantastic causes.

Ardonagh Retail colleagues scaled Mt Snowdon in Wales, raising funds for Samaritans.

The Ride4Life cycling team took on not one, but two, long-distance challenges in aid of Samaritans, greeted here by some of the charity's supporters at the finish line in London.

Spotlight causes across Ardonagh

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life changes for the whole family. Based in Ireland, Cancer Fund for Children provides therapeutic services and family breaks, with the aim that no child has to face cancer alone.

As the spotlight cause of Arachas, part of Ardonagh Global Partners, alongside ACT and Ardonagh, our colleagues have helped contribute to the €2million raised to help build a second respite centre in County Mayo.

Following the success of his first Miles 2 Mayo walk, an epic 180-mile journey from County Down to the site of the new centre, ACT Trustee Rory Best has plans to raise further funds so even more families have the opportunity to spend quality time together.

Former Irish rugby union player, Rory Best on his Miles 2 May walk 2021

ACT Trustee Rory Best on his 2021 Miles 2 Mayo walk, raising funds for a second Daisy Lodge in County Mayo.

Phil Alexander CEO of Cancer Fund for Children and Rory Best outside Daisy Lodge

Cancer Fund for Children CEO, Phil Alexander, and Rory Best outside Daisy Lodge in County Down.

Our Partners, past and present

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