FedEx Express has revealed that its staff dedicated more than 1,000 hours to charity and fundraising activities for Action for Children last year, raising more than £6,000 for the charity in the process.
More than 160 of the company’s UK sales staff gave up their time to help in a range of supporting activities to help the charity. They included painting, cleaning and gardening to transform Action for Children facilities in Newcastle, Bristol, Worcester, Liverpool and Cambridge.
Fundraising efforts included the Three Peaks Challenge, a Brussels to Amsterdam bike ride, the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon and staff sleeping rough for a night as part of the national sleep-out event Byte Night.
“We are proud and inspired by the team who have given up so much of their own time to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Neil Parlett, senior account executive at FedEx Express. “We’re incredibly pleased to have reached our 1,000 hours target and we look forward to delivering hope to many more children and adults in 2017,” he said.
The initiative was part of FedEx Cares, the company’s global volunteer programme.
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