To celebrate reaching 100 stores nationwide we called on local communities across the UK to nominate charities and other good causes to receive a donation from a newly-launched £10,000 celebratory fund.

As a thank you for the support received from local people and customers on its journey to 100 stores, the business wanted to put something back and asked local people to get involved by nominating local good causes to receive a donation. We received close to 2,000 nominations from members of the public, and we can now name the 100 benefiting charities and causes, one for every store!

One of those causes includes North East-based St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, as chosen by residents in Sunderland, home of the group’s first-ever store. The hospice cares for children and young adults with progressive and life shortening conditions from across the North East. The hospice joins a wide variety of charities nominated by the British public, from as far north as Aberdeen’s CFINE Community Foods Initiative, to as far South as Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospice. Others include Make a Wish Foundation of Southampton, which grants the wishes of children and young people living with life threatening illnesses, The Alzheimer’s Society, the leading dementia support and research charity in the UK, as nominated by people in Nottingham, and Claire House Children’s Hospice, as put forward by customers in Bromborough.

ScS employees celebrate benefitting 100 local good causes across the UK from a £10,000 fund

ScS employees celebrate benefitting 100 local good causes across the UK from a £10,000 fund

The ScS business was founded in 1894 and has evolved from a family-owned general home furnishing store in the North East of England to one of the UK’s leading sofa and carpet specialists, with 2,000 employees and an independent five-star rating by its customers. This year the group expanded its nationwide presence further, by adding three new stores to its branch network in Thanet, Plymouth and Straiton in Edinburgh, reaching the landmark of 100 stores.

Paul Burke, Sales Director at ScS, said: “We launched our ‘100 Good Causes’ campaign to say a massive thank you to each of the local communities across the UK that have supported us on our journey to reaching the milestone of 100 stores. It’s an incredible achievement and could not have been done without the hard work and dedication of our employees, past and present, and the many customers we have served over the years.

“We’re happy to be able to support 100 good causes close to the hearts of our people and customers and hope the money can go towards benefiting communities across the UK. As a business we now employ more than 2,000 people and together we look forward to seeing 100 local, hardworking good causes benefit positively from our celebratory fund.”

South East

St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon

NSPCC – Beckton

St Nicholas Hospice, Cambridge

The Alfie Leggett Fund, Colchester

The Write Time, Croydon

Ellenor Hospice, Dartford

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Macmillan Cancer Support, The Wolverstone Macmillan Centre

Nelson’s Journey, Norwich

Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Memorial Fund, West Thurrock

Stevenage Community Trust

Pilgrim Hospice, Margate


South Coast

Rihanna’s Swing, Bridgend

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiff and Vale University Hospital

Ty Hafan, Sully

St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol

Daisy’s Dream, Farnbrough

RSPC Bristol Dogs and Cats Home

British Heart Foundation

The Daisy Garland, Newport

Reading Deaf Children’s Society

Britwell Drama Group, Slough

Maggie’s, Swansea

Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham

Sue Ryder

St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth


St John’s Hospice, Bedford

Zoe’s Place, Coventry

4th Dunstable Scout Group

LOROS, Leicester

Keech Hospice Care, Luton

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton

Great Ormand Street Hospital

Peace Hospice Care, Watford

Air Ambulance Derbyshire

Make A Wish, Southampton

Rowan’s Hospice, Waterlooville

Wessex Cancer Trust, Eastleigh


The Prince of Wales Hospice, Bradford

Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield

67th Sproutbrough Scouts, Doncaster

Barnsley Hospice

St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby

Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield

Oakwood Dog Rescue, Hull

St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

Headway Rotherham

1st Broughton Scout Group, Scunthorpe

Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Wakefield Hospice


CFINE Community Food Initiative North East Ltd

MS Society Scotland

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

Scottish SPCA

Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Inclusion Glasgow

Port of Glasgow Otters

Ayrshire Hospice

The National Autistic Society Scotland

Strathcarron Hospice, Denny

St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie

British Heart Foundation Scotland

North East

St Teresa’s Hospice, Darlington

Dogs Trust Darlington

MIND Tyneside and Northumberland

Tiny Lives

Zoe’s Place, Middlesbrough

Gateshead QE Hospital (Gateshead Health NHS FT Charitable Fund)

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice

Hartlepool Hospice

Marie Curie Hospice, Newcastle

North West

Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Liverpool

Derian House, Chorley

The Christie

Claire House Children’s Hospice, Wirral

Tourettes Syndrome Association

Cash for Kids, Key 103

Doctor Kershaw’s Hospice, Oldham

The Friends of Larkfield School, Southport

Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool

Willowbrook Hospice, St Helens

Reuben’s Retreat, Greater Manchester

St Rocco’s Hospice, Warrington

Wigan and Leigh Hospice

The Racheal Harry Fund, Wrexham

South West

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

MIND Birmingham

The Georgina Unit, Russells Hall Hospital

Megan’s Summer Ball, Kidderminster

Katharine House Hospice, Stafford

Layla Jane Pitt Membrane Trust, Telford

St Giles Hospice, Lichfield

Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Stoke

Alzheimers Society, Nottingham

Bliss, Derby

The Jon Egging Trust, Worcestershire

Babbington Kennels, Nottingham