2,500 children benefit from Turner & Townsend Education Fund
Turner & Townsend has raised over £225,000 to date through its ambitious Education Fund to support the work of UK children’s charity, Action for Children.
The funds raised will support over 2,500 disadvantaged children, young people and their families who struggle to afford essential items will now be able to buy uniforms, school shoes, revision guides, pens, pencils and sports kits to help them through the school year. The funds have been raised through a variety of staff fundraising activities such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ride London and the Byte Night sleep-out, as well as through matched funding from Turner & Townsend.
Action for Children’s managing director of children’s services, Carol Iddon said:
Turner & Townsend has raised more money to support the Education Fund than ever before and we look forward to continuing this important partnership in 2018. By helping struggling families to buy vital educational items, children are given the opportunity to thrive.
“Being equipped with the necessary educational equipment and resources is vital for success at school. Not having the right uniform or books can lead to feelings of worthlessness, bullying and truancy, all which negatively affect the ability to learn and achieve.”
James Dand, Turner & Townsend’s Chief Operating Officer, said:
We are committed to improving social mobility by removing barriers to education. Our teams across the UK are very proud to be working with Action for Children to help hundreds of children and young people to get a better start in life.