charity

Charity

JCT600 will be supporting The Prince’s Trust by becoming a patron for the youth charity over a four year period. 

The Prince's Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to succeed in life. They help 13 to 30 year olds who are unemployed and are struggling with their everyday lives because of homelessness, mental health issues or because they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust provides vulnerable young people with programmes that, not only provide the practical support they need but also the financial support needed to help stabilise their situation. And it works, 3 in 4 young people that have been supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

Over a four year period, starting in 2016, JCT600 colleagues company-wide will be supporting and fundraising for The Prince’s Trust with a range of organised events and personal challenges.

In addition to this, the company will be working closely with the youth charity, providing opportunities for colleagues to work with young people through the Trust, providing coaching and mentoring support.

JCT600 regularly supports fund-raising initiatives of individual employees who have successfully organised a variety of events, each year we encourage colleagues to join in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and help build team spirit as well as hosting our annual 'Pub Quiz'.  We have also seen colleagues take part in bake sales, treks, skydives and a range of other challenges.

Previous Years

We began our fundraising initiative in 2009, setting an initial target of £10,000. Three years later it was clear to see that we could do much more, so we introduced our charity committee and now aim to raise as much as we can, encouraging all of our colleagues to get involved. 

Year Charity Total Raised
2016 The Prince's Trust £30,000
2015 Alzheimer's Society £62,260
2014 AYME £52,037
2013 British Heart Foundation £27,870
2012 Colleagues Individual Choice £12,000
2011 Help for Heroes £10,000 
2010 Bradford Burns Unit £10,000
2009 MacMillan Cancer Support £10,000


Last year’s achievements

In 2016, the JCT600 Group started its first year as a patron for The Prince's Trust.

Throughout the year, staff at the head office - Tordoff House, and across our 50 dealerships, took part in a variety of fund-raising events and raised a fantastic £30,000 for the charity!

Events varied from the annual Yorkshire Three Peak Walk and pub quiz, as well as bake sales, bike rides and so on.

Take a look at the news stories below for some of the events that our colleagues were involved in throughout the year.

  • The annual JCT600 Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge 2017

    Will be taking place this Saturday 13 May.

  • JCT600 VLS team up with Enterprise to support The Prince’s Trust

    Enterprise Holdings Foundation donate £1,000 The Prince’s Trust.

  • Volkswagen Bradford sweepstake for ‘Best Companies 100 to Work For 2017’ ranking

    The team ran a colleague sweepstake to help raise some money for the Sue Ryder Trust for the Manorlands Hospice.

  • 20 JCT600 employees become mentors for The Prince’s Trust

    We’re celebrating the first 20 of our colleagues to complete their comprehensive training programme for mentors as part of our four year partnership with The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity.

  • Proud to be patrons of The Prince’s Trust

    As we celebrate 70 years in business, we have chosen to support The Prince’s Trust by becoming a patron of the youth charity.

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