£300,000 for disadvantaged young people
23 March 2012 0 comments
This year hundreds of young people across the UK will have their lives enhanced thanks to the fundraising efforts of Balfour Beatty employees.
Aside from the financial support that their employer provides to its three principal charity partners; The Princes Trust, Action for Children and Coram, it is the independent efforts of staff that really drive our community support programme.
Every year, Balfour Beatty’s countrywide network of charity champions work with representatives of the three charities, to encourage and help fundraising efforts. Every pound raised by an employee is matched by another pound donated by the company.
Employees run the London Marathon, the Windsor Half-Marathon, they cycle from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, from Lands End to John O’Groats and even to Paris and Cannes. They bake and sell cakes, run golf tournaments, stage ‘It’s a Knockout’ competitions and organise dress-down days and black-tie dinners – and much more.
As a result of all this activity, the 2011 Employee Charity Appeal, Building Better Futures, Balfour Beatty’s Charitable Foundation has given £300,000, split evenly, to its three principal charity partners. As a trustee of Building Better Futures, I would like to say “thank you” and please keep it up!
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