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Charity Champions!

Charity Champions!

Arena Group has always match-funded any charitable fundraising efforts undertaken by its employees, and during the past month we have seen some particularly interesting activities.

An emotional journey for Karen Bowley

Our Facilities Manager, Karen Bowley, tells us; “my son is a soldier so I’m very passionate about fundraising for anything connected to the military – both past and present.” Since her time working with Arena, Karen has encouraged colleagues to support various charitable campaigns including coordinating a collection of Christmas parcels sent to serving soldiers by local charity ‘Save Our Soldiers’ (SOS).

On September 12th Karen joined ‘Wenches in Trenches’ on their annual walk on the former Western Front. This year’s walk took place in Ypres, Begium; in memory of nurses and voluntary aid detachments (VADs) who served in The Great War. Karen explains; “I represented a nurse from Wakefield called Nellie Spindler. We all walked in WW1 nurses uniforms to Menin Gate, where we laid wreathes and took some time to reflect and say a few words together in remembrance of those who sacrificed so much for the things we often take for granted today.”

To date, Karen has raised just under £1000. This will be used to fund memorial benches and plaques that will be placed in cemeteries and gardens in memory of the nurses and voluntary nurses who served on the front line during WW1.

If you would like to find out more about this casue, or to make a donation, please visit www.wenchesintrenches.co.uk.

Impressive endurance challenge by Gareth Crane

This month Gareth Crane, together with some fellow fundraisers, walked 20 miles along Hadrian’s Wall in support of Help for Heroes and the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Thus far, the team has raised £600 having completed the ‘Hadrian’s Wall Trek’. This will contribute towards the enduring network of support that Help For Heores provides for wounded military personnel and their families; and towards vital end-of-life care and services delivered by the Prince of Wales Hospice.

Gareth comments; “Help For Heroes is a charity we have supported for some time and the work it does for serving and injured troops is incredible. The Prince of Wales Hospice is also close to our hearts after they recently did an amazing job looking after Sally Beardsmore, a close friend of ours, in her last few weeks. Raising money goes a small way to say thanks to the charity and their staff who helped make Sally comfortable in her last few weeks. Both charities rely heavily on donations, so the cash we’ve received from our supporters will be hugely appreciated.” 

To donate to these worthy causes please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/mattjimgazpaul.

Did you know about Arena Group's CSR Days?

Every Arena employee is encouraged to take 2 annual days away from their usual role to support a local chartity or community project.

We get involved with all kinds of initiatives from gardening to DIY and hosting events for vulnerable community Groups.

Find out more about how we could help you.

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