Employee supported by his workplace to raise money for us
James, who lives near to our Centre of Wellbeing in Llandudno, walked 140 miles around the Anglesey coastline to raise money for our charity.
He always knew that if he took on a challenge for charity it would be in support of us.
At the start of September James set off from his home address and completed his walk around the entire coastal path in nine days.
James' workplace Gwynedd Forklifts Ltd based in Colwyn Bay were keen to support him in his challenge.
Catherine, Charity Champion at Gwynedd Forklifts said:
“As a business we first became aware of Blind Veterans UK a few years ago when we provided equipment to help you put up Christmas decorations at your Llandudno centre.
“Over the years we’ve learnt more about your work while meeting the veterans and team members. We’ve been keen to do something for some time and getting behind James’ challenge has enabled our team to feel they are all doing their bit for this amazing charity.”
James was given time off from his job to take on the challenge and when news reached Gwynedd Forklifts’ parent company, Briggs Equipment, they offered to more than match his fundraising with a contribution of £2,000.
As a result of the support from his employers and colleagues James was able to smash his original £500 fundraising target and raised £3,400 for our charity.
“We are so proud of James. His challenge has really brought our team together and we hope to build on this sense of camaraderie by continuing our fundraising for Blind Veterans UK.”
Victoria from our Community Partnerships Team said:
“Fundraising brings teams closer together by encouraging communication and creative thinking. It gives everyone a common cause they can feel good about supporting.
“It’s a great way for organisations to support a good cause while connecting with the local community.”
If your organisation would like to support our charity, please get in touch