£65,000 raised for new Action for Children education fund
We have raised £65,000 for Action for Children over the past year, beating our target for the year by 30 percent.
- We have set up an education fund to create opportunities for children and young people to achieve their potential
- £65,000 raised in the first year for one of the UK's leading children's charities Action for Children, beating fundraising target by 30 percent
- Fundraising events included CEO and Byte Night sleep outs, RideLondon - Surrey 100 cycle challenge and the Great North Run
In our first year of partnership with one of the UK's leading children's charities, we have set up an education fund to provide grants for disadvantaged families, paying for school uniforms, study guides, text books and other vital educational items.
Since December 2015, we have supported a series of fundraising events across the UK and Ireland, including sponsored sleep outs, the RideLondon - Surrey 100 cycle challenge and the Great North Run.
With more than one in four children in the UK living in poverty, we are committed to helping remove barriers to education and create more opportunities for children and young people. We aim to inspire them and improve their employability and skills with a particular focus on the construction industry.
We are also supporting the charity’s internal transformation programme, with UK and Ireland Managing Director Jon White and Managing Director of Advisory Bill McElroy acting as mentors for senior leaders within Action for Children. In addition, there is a range of volunteering support to help young carers, children’s centres and short breaks for disabled children.
Jon White, UK and Ireland Managing Director, said: “It’s a huge achievement to have raised £65,000 for Action for Children since we launched our partnership a year ago.
“We know that more than one in four children in the UK now live in poverty, and this can have long-lasting effects on their educational achievements.
“Action for Children are doing an amazing job supporting the country’s most disadvantaged children, young people and families, and we’re proud to be helping make a difference to so many lives.”
Jackie Ball, Head of High Value Fundraising for Action for Children, added: “We’re delighted that Turner & Townsend have managed to raise this much money in just one year.
“These funds will help shape the future of countless young people’s lives across the country, giving them the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.”