One of our team based at our Minworth site has successfully ran 7km every day for seven days to raise money for a charity close to his heart.
Supporting The National Autistic Society
The latest project supported by Europa is The National Autistic Society. Showfreight Operations Manager, Paul Brady ran 7km every day for seven days, raising a total of £3,200 for The National Autistic Society – the leading UK charity for autistic people and their families.
A charity close to Paul’s heart, as his nephew was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder when he was four years old. Having provided amazing support for Archie and his family, Paul wanted to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Paul said: “They have played a crucial part in supporting Archie and our family over the years and we could not be more thankful for everything they have done and continue to do so. I wanted to show my thanks by raising as much money as I can for this fantastic charity. It’s a great feeling knowing the money raised will make a great difference and help them to continue supporting other families in a similar situation mine.”
By supporting our staff across our successful match-funding programme means we can extend our reach right into the heart of our local communities.
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we launched the match-funding programme called 50:50. Each member of our team have the chance to fundraise for a charity of their choice with Europa matching the funds raised up to a value of £500.
Since its launch staff have taken part in gruelling, fun and inspirational challenges – walking, running, swimming and baking their way to raise money!
Elaine Robertson, Head of Human Resources at Europa, said: “Charity work is incredibly important to use at Europa, and we’re always looking for ways to support causes that mean a lot to our employees. We’re fortunate to have such a proactive and caring team and we’re very proud that our staff, suppliers and friends want to get involved by supporting a number of important initiatives.”