Charity Panel provides £17,000 of support

In 2013 the National Express Employee Charity Panel donated almost £17,000 to fifty different charities and community groups around the UK.

The Charity Panel, which was launched in 2009, is made up of employees from across the National Express business.  They meet quarterly to review applications from other employees that volunteer their own time to help community groups, or actively take part in fundraising activities to raise money for their chosen charities.

Des Foley, Assistant Training Standards Manager for National Express West Midlands, took part in a sponsored walk of Snowdon mountain to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.  His training team and family and friends also joined him on his adventure.

Des said: “One of our company values is Community and we often take part in fundraising events to show our support.  

“The £500 donation from National Express Employee Charity Panel really helped and we were really pleased that we could give a little back to Acorns to ensure that they can continue to provide their much-needed specialist care services to children and families.”

Some of the other charities and groups that received donations last year include: Cancer Research UK, Samaritans, 4th Eastcote Scout Group, Neuro Support, Wednesbury Young Firefighters Association, Guide Dogs, Gunners FC, Birmingham Dogs Home and Alzheimer’s Society.

Photo shows: National Express Assistant Training Standards Manager Des Foley with colleagues, friends and family on the Snowdon sponsored walk.Photo shows: National Express Assistant Training Standards Manager Des Foley with colleagues, friends and family on the Snowdon sponsored walk.

Published 22nd January 2014

 
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