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Charity Superstars Get Set to Boost Funds

31-Jan-2019
Charity Superstars Get Set to Boost Funds
Innovative and ambitious logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, is stepping up its fundraising for 2019, hoping to raise more money than ever before for vital charities across the UK. For the first time in its history, the organisation will now have a volunteered ‘Charity Champion’ based at each Europa Road sales branch across the UK.

The 14 members of staff, who have expressed a passion for charity work, will spearhead the fundraising initiatives in their local area. Responsibilities will include brainstorming ideas for and promoting events on site, whilst encouraging staff to take part and supporters to donate.

Previously, Europa has supported popular charity days including Make May Purple for the Stroke Association, Wear Red Day for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research. This year, they plan to continue to support key charities including: Red Nose Day for Comic Relief in March, Dressed by the Kids for Oxfam in June, Superheroes for Diabetes UK in November and Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children in December.

Carl Potter, HR and Facilities Director at Europa, said: “Charity work is incredibly important to us and we’re passionate about supporting causes close to the hearts of our employees. We’re lucky to have such a proactive and caring team and we’re excited to see how much money is raised throughout the year. We look forward to donating to these important charities and hope the extra funds will help them to continue to deliver their positive work.”

The volunteers are:
  • Belfast – Eddie Cotter 
  • Birmingham – Abigail Brooks 
  • Bristol – Charlotte Fletcher 
  • Dartford – Kiri Austin-Hall 
  • Glasgow – Stewart Lawson 
  • Heathrow – Josa Alberts 
  • Leeds – Emma Jordan 
  • Manchester – Labibah Rafiq 
  • Newcastle – Jess Brook 
  • Northampton – Emily Crane 
  • Nottingham – Annie Harradine 
  • Sheffield – Scott Gregory 
  • Southampton – Danny Silver 
  • Osberton – Bethany Yates 

In 2017, Europa launched its 50:50 charity promise to donate the same amount of money raised by staff who take part in any sponsored event, of up to £500 per employee. Previous fundraising challenges have included the London Marathon, Race For Life and the Great North Swim.

Since the 50:50 campaign launched, Europa has raised nearly over £17,000 for various charities. The company also raised thousands of pounds to purchase a new pirate-themed playground at Darent Valley Hospital, near its headquarters in Dartford, which was installed in June last year.

Europa Worldwide Group is a specialist road, air & sea, warehouse and showfreight operator employing more than 800 people across its sites in the UK, as well as Hong Kong and Belgium, and with representation in 100 countries.