Our charitySince 1978 (and the start our Charitable Trust) Europa Worldwide Group has raised over half a million pounds for good causes and in 2016 we donated £14,500 for more than 30 UK charities.
Each member of the team had the chance staff to fundraise for a charity of their choice with us matching the money they have raised up to the value of £500 per person.
Over the course of the year, individuals and groups have taken part in gruelling, fun and inspirational challenges to raise the impressive total.
Events included our IT Director, Richard Litchfield, who completed his first ever full marathon in Nottingham, raising over £2,000 and Europa Road Manchester branch manager Paul Martin, who took on the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere, raising £700, both for Cancer Research. National European Forwarding Manager, Simon Hucks, also raised £1,000 by taking part in a memory walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society
Latest on our Darent Valley Hospital Project
We are well on our way to raising £16,000 to fund a brand-new play area for children at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, close to our Dartford headquarters.
We pledged to fund the playground in January this year after an employee noticed the current area was in disrepair when visiting a friend’s child. We have already donated £10,000 to the cause and staff from across our 11 UK sites have since signed up to various events and challenges to raise the remaining funds needed to install the play equipment.
We’re very proud that every year Europa’ staff, suppliers and friends support a number of community initiatives and good causes important to the team.
Fundraising brings people together and our initiatives over the years is a great way of supporting our staff while also helping charities close to our hearts.
Agne Sriubenaite, Europa’s dedicated Charity Fund Co-Ordinator will be managing all charity projects on behalf of the business.