As part of Our Sustainable Approach, we set up Selecta in the Community to support employees’ projects, initiatives or charities that they are involved in or have a personal connection with.<<
Help for Heroes
We sponsored Mark Purnell, London Regional Manager, £200 to cycle from Lands End to John O Groats for Help for Heroes. In total, his mammoth 950 mile bike ride raised over £1,150 for the charity.
Mark said: “I was inspired to do something for the charity after watching a TV programme that covered the story of two severely wounded servicemen. We take for granted our comfortable lifestyles and relative lack of danger and are perhaps too well-shielded from the true horrors of the current conflict. I just wanted to do something to help. Thanks to everyone – especially the regional depots - for your support and donations.”
Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wokingham & Embrook under 15s footbal team
Selecta in the Community has also supported Patrick Field, Cash Process Manager, with his son’s football team. The Wokingham & Embrook under 15s team offers coaching and league football to boys in the local area. The team required funding to buy new team kits and training equipment.
Selecta donated £200 to the cause which, combined with fundraising events, has contributed to the new kit and equipment to help Patrick’s son and his team continue playing the sport they love.
Parley & Pagel
We also supported Lara Bishop, Business Development Manager, in raising funds for Parley, a charity based in Worthing which provides information and support to families who have children with medical conditions or disabilities.
Lara is working with Parley to run a competition offering 4 families the chance to win a week’s holiday in South West France, in association with Pagel Child Centred Holidays. Lara has offered the use of her 3-bedroom holiday homes for the cause, and a local MP donated £400 towards travel costs.
The competition has been set up to allow the winning families the chance to enjoy a relaxing environment and spend quality time with each other for the week, and to help families with similar circumstances to bond and share experience and resources.
Selecta has provided additional funding towards the cost of travel to the holiday homes, a welcome meal for the first night at the holiday homes, and to help raise the profile of the young charity.
Selecta in the Community has also supported Ataxia UK, a charity that supports people with neurological disorders, Frimley Park Hospital’s Special Baby Care Unit which provides care for sick newborn infants, and the Cancer Support Centre in Sutton Coldfield, which offers help and support to cancer sufferers and their loved ones. Selecta has donated £200 to each charity.