We have once again pulled out all the stops for our chosen charity with our 2,300 colleagues joining forces to raise a record-breaking £62,260 during 2015 for Alzheimer’s Society – the largest sum raised since we launched our annual support of a single charity three years ago.
As well as annual company-wide events such as a Three Peaks Walk, the cycling challenge and the pub quiz, 2015 also saw a Bake Off, an Easter prize draw and a team entered into the Great North Run, adding to the fundraising total. In addition to supporting these events, our team across the Bradford head office and all 50 dealerships have also held their own fund-raising activities from running the Hull Marathon and hosting charity fairs to taking part in a 12 hour cyclathon and driving a 32 year old classic Ford Cortina on a 2,370 mile trip across Europe!
“The JCT600 team has once again taken our fundraising efforts to a whole new level,” said John Tordoff, chief executive. “Year after year, they give their time and energy to supporting the annual charity chosen by colleagues and I’d like to thank every one of them, whether they’ve taken part in one of our fundraising events, organised a fundraiser themselves, or supported their colleagues’ charity challenges. To have raised over £62,000 for Alzheimer’s Society is an achievement to be proud of.”
We recently announced that we have become patrons of The Prince’s Trust and will support the charity over the next four years.
Hannah Wright, senior regional corporate partnership executive North for Alzheimer’s Society, said: “JCT600 have been a pleasure to work with – from hearing personal stories of how employees have individually been impacted by dementia and the motivation behind their support - to a number of staff becoming ‘Dementia Friends’ - with brilliantly successful, creative and classic fundraising in between.
“The sum raised by the company has exceeded all expectations, and this support will help us move closer to new treatments and one day, a cure for dementia, giving hope to those who develop the condition in future. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of organisations like JCT600 to help us continue our vital work so that Alzheimer's Society can continue leading the fight against dementia.”
Added: 18 February 2016