We’re very proud to carry out a great deal of charity fundraising work at A-Plant and thanks to the wonderful support from the A-Plant team, customers, suppliers and many others, we’ve generated thousands of pounds for some very worthy charities over the years.
This year after reviewing a number of charities, we selected The Prince’s Trust to be our primary charity partner and we have agreed to a 3 - 4 year partnership as a Silver Patron with a commitment to raise £250,000. This is a huge figure to raise, but we truly believe that, with the support of the A-Plant team, we will hit our target and even surpass it!
HRH The Prince of Wales’s charity, The Prince’s Trust is dedicated to changing young lives, supporting thousands of the most underprivileged young people in the UK each year. Young people who are facing life limiting challenges such as poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect, or bullying. The Trust helps so many young lives in so many ways, and we are very proud to be assisting them.
Over the last few months, A-Plant and our divisions have organised a number of fundraising events - from ‘Wear Red Days’ where A-Plant colleagues wear red, the colour of The Prince’s Trust logo, in return for a donation, to a series of physical challenges.
Back in May, colleagues from our support office and our Leada Acrow division, plus partners and friends, successfully completed the ‘Climb Scafell Pike Challenge’ in the Lake District and raised over £1,300 for The Prince’s Trust in the process.
Climbing Scafell Pike is no easy feat as it is actually the highest mountain in England, standing at an impressive 978m above sea level. But the A-Plant team were fuelled with grit and determination to reach the rocky summit and completed the challenging 8.5km walk within the five hour target in their Prince’s Trust branded t-shirts.
A group of A-Plant colleagues are also taking part in a ‘Dragons Den’ style fundraising challenge called Million Makers to raise £10,000 or more over a period of six months.
The A-Plant team is competing against groups of employees from companies across the UK to raise the highest amount. The team is made up of current Level 5 Leadership Diploma Course participants who presented ideas to the Dragons Den panel to secure initial funding of £1,500. The challenge ends on 31st December 2019 and a regional awards celebration will be hosted in February 2020 to find out who has raised the most amount of money. The winning team from each region gets invited to the National Final, as well as receiving tickets to The Prince’s Trust annual National Prince’s Trust Awards.